I am a historian of early modern England, currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr David Smith. My doctoral project focuses on the regicide of Charles I as a traumatic and disruptive event, and its impact on conceptions of time and the future. I examine the temporal narratives of contemporaries publishing during and after the English Civil War, including astrologers, historians, and newsbooks editors and writers of the later Stuart and Commonwealth periods.
I completed my MSc at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, a graduate school of Nanyang Technological University, where I focused on aspects of discourse analysis and the role of imagined spaces in the domain of international law and diplomacy. I graduated with my joint degree in History from the National University of Singapore and the Australian National University, where I first started working on early modern England.
MSc in International Relations, 2015
Nanyang Technological University
Joint BA (Hons)/PhB (Hons) in History, 2014
National University of Singapore and the Australian National University
This research project aims to examine how this traumatic and unexpected event affected contemporaries’ ideas of time, progress, and the future. In what ways did contemporaries conceive of the future, and how did these conceptions change because of the regicide? I seek to detail how contemporaries coped with the regicide, and how traumatic events were incorporated into their changed notions of historical progress and the future. This study documents a change in historical consciousness, in order to understand what contemporaries thought lay ahead for their society and country.