I am an urban historian, passionate about humanities outreach and teaching. My research explores how humans make their environments, and my PhD project looks at British imperial architecture in the Nile valley. My PhD is funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, and supervised by Dr Alex Bremner at the University of Edinburgh.

In 2020 I will take up a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Urban History, University of Antwerp. I will be researching the port histories of Antwerp, London and Rotterdam, with funding from the Leverhulme Trust.

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 s.t.a.grinsell@sms.ed.ac.uk

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