Chancellor’s Fellow and senior lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth-century social and cultural history

School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

Research expertise

History of masculinity, gender, the body, emotion, travel and education.



Grand Tour

The Grand Tour was a form of educational travel undertaken by young aristocratic and gentry men. Travel and separation from the home had long been an important means of forming young boys but a nascent Grand Tour developed in the early modern period. It reached its most recognisable form, and the height of its popularity, in the eighteenth century.