Anna Harrington

Anna Harrington

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Personal profile


I am a social and cultural historian of Britain and empire in the long eighteenth century. I started my PhD in October 2021, having been awarded funding by the Wolfson Foundation as part of their postgraduate scholarship in the humanities programme. Alongside my research, I am also an assistant editor at The MHR (a student-run humanities journal) and I am the PGR representative for the School of History and Cultures (SHaC).

I studied for my undergraduate degree in English Literature and History at the University of Birmingham from 2013-2016. During my time as an undergraduate I worked as Dr Kate Smith's research assistant as part of the College of Arts and Law's Research Scholarship programme. Upon completing my undergraduate degree, I moved into the legal profession, completing the GDL and the LPC at the University of Law whilst working part time at Rolls Royce. I then trained, qualified and practiced as a solicitor at a law firm in Birmingham city centre. I returned to academia in 2020, completing my MA in History at the University of Leicester.


  • BA Hons English Literature and History, University of Birmingham
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), University of Law
  • MA History, University of Leicester

Research interests

I am a social and cultural historian of the long eighteenth century. I have special interests in the histories of lived experience, travel and mobility, the emotions, the body, the senses, and the self in the context of the British Empire in India from 1757-1835. At the moment I am particularly interested in ideas of home and feelings of being "settled".

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, History, University of Leicester

1 Sept 20191 Sept 2020

Award Date: 1 Sept 2020

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature & History, The University of Birmingham

1 Sept 20131 Jul 2016

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

External positions

Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Aug 2018Sept 2020

Rolls Royce PLC

Oct 2017Jul 2018


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