Emma-Louise Hill

PhD student


Emma-Louise Hill is a third year PhD student in the former Centre for the History of the Sciences. Emma studied History of Art at undergraduate level at the University of York and continued her studies at their Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS), graduating in 2013 with an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies. After a break from academia spent working in the legal sector, in 2018 Emma secured a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award working in collaboration with the University of Kent and Royal Museums Greenwich.

Research interests

Emma’s thesis examines social and cultural engagement with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and with the first Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed (1646-1719) from its foundation in 1675 to c.1740.

PhD Title

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and its Networks of Support and Influence 1675 1742    

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