Erin is fascinated by early modern culture, particularly in relation to religion and gendered norms of behaviour. Despite the centuries in between, she is also equally intrigued by C19th Norwegian links to the UK, and by the representation of the past on television, although these are relatively recent developments. Her interest in history began in her childhood with archaeology TV programmes and she went to York to study history, where she remained for some years, leaving only to start work in 2004 as a post-doc with Prof Ann Gray into history programming on UK television. An initial 12-month contract led to almost 6 years studying this area of public history, from which a number of publications have appeared or are forthcoming, although Erin still continued to research early Quakerism in this time, and is currently undertaking British Academy-funded research into the earliest Quakers in Norway and their links to North-east England. Since 2010 she has been a Senior Lecturer in the History Department and would be interested in supervising MA or PhD students interested in early modern history, especially gender, religion and culture; North Sea cultures; and the representation of the past on television in the UK and/or overseas. She would similarly be interested in working alongside scholars/professionals in any of these research areas.