Dan received his Bachelor’s degree in History from University of the West of England, Bristol in 2013. He was president of the university history society there and focused his studies on early modern religion, culture and politics in Europe and the Near East, with a dissertation on the functionality of Bristol’s urban elite during the English Civil War 1642-1645. Working at Heriot-Watt University in research administration, he then took courses at the University of Edinburgh where he discovered an interest for the history of the Silk Road, particularly the Mongol and Ottoman empires. In 2018 he presented a paper at the German Historical Institute London on Urban Political Bodies, as part of the conference workshop on European Democracies. Going forward he aims to use the Global History MA to deepen his knowledge of Middle-Eastern and Asian history, and look at how historians can give a better interpretation on interconnected global situations in the context of public history.