About Me

I am the Mary Lugton Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne, Australia. My doctoral thesis, completed in July 2022, examined the experiences of British expatriates who lived in the Maghreb between 1660 and 1714, and their influences on diplomatic, economic, military, and cultural relations between Britain and the Maghreb. My current postdoctoral project (2024-26) investigates networked trade practices and cultural exchanges between Ottoman Tunis and the Mediterranean world, 1675-1750.

I have published on the image of the Maghreb in British periodical news, social life and religion among Britons in Ottoman Tunis and Tripoli, and digital historical methodologies, and am currently working on new projects relating to the cultural role of Morocco leather in British society, intersections between British-Maghrebi diplomacy, theatre and advertising, and networks of English readership about the Maghreb.

I also teach medieval and early modern history, and work on several different Australian Research Council-funded projects. I enjoy parks, cycling, playing guitar, yoghurt, and books.

If you are interested in my work, have a look at my recent publications and talks, or get in contact with me via Twitter @NatCutter or via email at nat [dot] cutter [at] unimelb [dot] edu [dot] au.