At the end of 2020, one of the worst years in living memory, I finally had some good news to shout about: I had a new job!
I’m delighted to have joined Durham University’s Theology and Religion department as Capuchin Fellow in the History of Catholicism for the next three years!
During my time at the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham my project will research the largely unexplored history of the relationship between the Capuchins and Great Britain from the early modern period to the present day, highlighting the significance of the Capuchin British experience for the study of the history of post-Reformation Catholicism. It will include not only research into the province after its formation in the nineteenth century, but also into individuals from Britain who entered the global Capuchin order during the early modern period.
Despite starting the project during a global pandemic, I’m already finding new and exciting sources and avenues of research that I’m itching to investigate further once the current restrictions are lifted.
Many of you know how difficult securing an academic position is, and how long I’ve been trying to find success, so thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!
I also thought it was a good chance to spring clean this website and start writing regular content for it again, so keep checking back for updates and new content!