About Us

The War Through Other Stuff team are:

Catherine Bateson (University of Edinburgh)

@catbateson

g4n_zvtgCatherine is a third year doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the Irish experience of the American Civil War and how it was expressed through songs written by and about Irish soldiers who participated in the conflict, as well as analysing the transnational impact of Irish American diasporic musical culture in 1860s America. She was the co-producer of the British Library’s ‘Britain and the American Civil War’ online exhibition. She is the current social media secretary for the Scottish Association for the Study of America and the University of Edinburgh’s Modern Irish History seminar series.

Laura Harrison (University of Edinburgh)

@laurasharrison

daydbgedLaura is a third year PhD candidate in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century commemorations of the medieval Scottish Wars of Independence, in which her focus is on the regional nature of commemoration. She is a co-founder of the Scottish History Network, Editor-in-Chief of the PhD blog ‘Pubs and Publications’, and student representative at the university. She completed her MSc in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh, and her BA/BEd from Brock University in Canada.

Lucie Whitmore (University of Glasgow)

@LucieWhitmore

img_0802Lucie is a third year doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow, studying women’s fashion in First World War Britain. Her research seeks to explore the social, cultural and emotional experiences of women on the Home Front through surviving items of dress in museum collections. She has worked as an intern at the Museum of Edinburgh throughout her PhD, recently co-curating a new costume gallery that opens in Spring 2017.