Dr Sam Grinsell, FRGS

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A historian in the wild, copyright Virginia Calabria

I am a historian of the built environment, passionate about humanities outreach and teaching. My research explores how humans make the places in which we live.

I am currently a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Urban History, University of Antwerp. My project is on the nineteenth century history of the ports of Antwerp, London and Rotterdam, with funding from the Leverhulme Trust.

I recently completed my PhD in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Alex Bremner. This was on the urban history of the colonial Nile valley in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

I am working on two book projects. One is a monograph based on my PhD thesis, with additional research, and the other is a popular history of modern urban environments.

Over the summer of 2016, I worked in Technology Enhanced Learning for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, on a project to improve the digital capabilities of both staff and students. This involved researching and developing innovative and critical approaches to the use of technology in teaching and learning.

This site provides an overview of my current work and experience. If you wish to know more about anything mentioned here please contact me on twitter (@samgrinsell) or email samuel.grinsell@uantwerpen.be

More details about my background and experience can be found here.