Mr Edward Armston-Sheret

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Personal profile

Ed Armston-Sheret is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate interested in questions of scientific credibility, heroism, and national competition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is particularly interested in how geographical explorers prepared, used, and represented their bodies and the relationship between these issues and their public and scientific reputations. In in developing understandings of the cultures and conventions surrounding geographical exploration, Ed's work offers broader insights into the globalisation of bodies, objects, and ideas in the long nineteenth century. 

Ed’s scholarship to date has been recognised by the AHRC through the award of a three-month Fellowship at the Huntington Library in California. He has also been awarded an American Geographical Society Library Fellowship to visit the organisation's archive in Milwaukee and a Royal Historical Society grant to support research at the National Library of Scotland. 

Alongside his academic work, Ed has experience in the museum sector, having been awarded the British Society for the History of Science Engagement Fellowship at the Scott Polar Research Institute's Polar Museum in Cambridge. In this role, Ed researched and curated a new exhibition on the contribution of polar explorers to understandings of climate change. Ed is also undertaking a curatorial research role at the London Transport Museum.

Educational background

MPhi (Distinction), International Relations and Politics, University of Cambridge.

Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management, Institute of Leadership and Management. 

BA (First Class), Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, University of London.

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