Natasha previously studied History at Royal Holloway, where she completed her BA in History and an MA in Public History. As part of the course she learned a great deal about engaging wider audiences in the past and wrote a play (Mum is MAD!) that was performed at Stanley Halls in 2019.
Now focused on her doctoral research, Natasha was recently the Programme Editor and an Online Tutor for the University of London Worldwide. She is currently the Rapporteur for an AHRC funded project with the Science Museum considering the culture and display of space exploration for future space galleries.
Natasha’s current research title is ‘Media convergence before convergence: The case of the Electrophone.’ The Electrophone has been described as the Victorian smartphone. Enabling people to listen to live theatre, music concerts, and sermons from the comfort of their own home, the Electrophone was a form of broadcasting that emerged at the end of the nineteenth century; many years before the Wireless was introduced to Britain. Using a media-archaeology approach this project will explore what the Electrophone can tell us about media from 1897 – 1925, as well as what relevance this early case of convergence has today.