Summary: My thesis is about the electric telegraph.
PhD Thesis Title: A Tale of Two Telegraphs – Electric Highways and Private Wires in Victorian Britain
The aim of the thesis is to investigate private telegraphy - an important aspect of the electric telegraph that has been overlooked by historians - and reappraise the history of the inland Victorian telegraph on the strength of the evidence collected during this investigation.
History of Technology
- MA (Res) Modern History (Distinction), University of Reading, 2011
- BA History, University of Reading, 2009
I am a part-time student. Beside academia, I work in the information and telecommunication industry. I am currently Head of Innovation in the Strategy department of Orange Business Services, a global company which provides ICT services to enterprises. It may seem a paradox for someone engaged in prospective work to be a historian, but apart from a personal interest in historical studies, I find my academic work not only intellectually stimulating but also a great help to understand the social processes at work during technological development – past, present and future. My website: http://www.histancia.com.