Personal profile

Academic Background

Prior to coming to UEA, I completed a Master in Library and Information Services Management at the University of Sheffield. My dissertation looked at Higher Education students' experiences of using digital special collections and primary sources.

Key Research Interests

I am interested in the networks of collecting and knowledge creation in the Early Modern period, and more specifically in the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries and its Stuart revival.

Biography

Originally from France, I came to the United Kingdom to study Theatre and Creative Writing at Brunel University, and joined UEA in 2022 as part of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) "The Origins and Development of the Cotton Collection at the British Library". My thesis will focus on the organisation and hierarchisation of the Cotton manuscript, using the surviving material elements of the collection, including the bindings, title pages, and added illustrations.

Career

Outside of my academic endeavours, I have worked in the library sector since 2018, and am trained in both modern and special collection cataloguing. My most recent posts have involved the cataloguing of pre-1900 collections at the Museum of the Order of St John's, and supporting the work of the Whipple Library as a Library Assistant. I have since joined Clare College, Cambridge, as an Assistant Librarian for Academic Skills and Project support, where I deliver workshops on various study skills (including referencing, literature searching, and critical reading).