Mat Paskins

Mat Paskins is a PhD candidate in UCL’s Department for Science and Technology Studies. His main research interest is in the connections between useful knowledge and material properties in Britain during the long eighteenth century: that means grass seeds, tree accounts, potash, iron sand and varnish trees. He is currently Community Manager for the Open University/AHRC “Commodity Histories” project and Consultant Historian for the Tree Council’s “Hedgerow Harvest” oral history project.

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