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Dr James Boyd 

Having gained his BA and MA at Cardiff between 2003 and 2007, James returned in 2009 with an AHRC studentship to support his doctoral research.  Given the international scope of the project, further support was also provided by the Royal Historical Society, Pasold Research Fund, and AHRC Research Training Support Grant.  

In 2012, James was selected as a participant in the BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers Scheme, and in the same year was awarded the Anniversary Fellowship of the Economic History Society, tenable at the Institute of Historical Research, London, during 2012-2013.  The fellowship allowed in-depth research into the early impact of the Zollverein on South German Economies, the initial results of which will be presented at the EHS annual conference in 2014. Upon gaining his Cardiff doctorate, funding from the Gerda Henkel Foundation, of Düsseldorf, was awarded in order to support further archival work in Germany, and the preparation of James’ doctoral manuscript for publication.   

James is a member of the Economic History Society and German History Society.