Hello! My name is Fraser and I’m a historian.

I currently work at the University of Sheffield, specialising in modern and contemporary European history.

I completed my PhD in History at the University of Edinburgh in 2018 – my project dealt with Scottish involvement in the Spanish Civil War (you can read more here). I originally hail from Australia, although my accent and needĀ for sunlight have been relatively successfully suppressed thanks to years of living in Edinburgh, though I still maintain an interest in histories of empire, colonisation and indigenous peoples.

The Daily Worker predicted it all surprisingly accurately.

This website is designed to collate information about my teaching and research work. Some of this is proper research, such as journal articles, details of various projects I’ve been involved in, as well as reproductions of less formal pieces such as blog posts. I will also add original content from time to time when the mood strikes. I also have a large back catalogue of posts about the PhD experience itself at Pubs and Publications.