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British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History, The University of Edinburgh

Taylor Aucoin is a postdoctoral research fellow in history at the University of Edinburgh and an associate of the University of Exeter. His main research interests and expertise are in work, play and festivity in medieval and early modern Britain. He has published on the history of Shrovetide (Britain's Carnival), the subject of his PhD completed at the University of Bristol. His current British Academy research project is on the social and cultural history of football before 1800.


  • 2023–present
    British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • 2019–2022
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter
  • 2014–2019
    PhD Student, University of Bristol