Chloé Duteil

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

“The Celtic Edge: Amphibious Environments and Senses of Self on the Breton and Welsh Coasts, 1870s-1930s”


After completing a licence (BA) in English Language, Literature, and Civilisation at Université Rennes 2 in France and an MA in Modern History at Cardiff University, I started my PhD in History under supervision of Dr Chris Pearson at the University of Liverpool and Dr Christopher Donaldson and Dr Fiona Edmonds at Lancaster University. 

Research Interests

My research interests are located in the fields of coastal, environmental, and cultural history. Specifically, I focus on histories of human interactions with the environment in the spaces where maritime and terrestrial worlds meet and merge.

My doctoral thesis examines how the physicality of coasts as hybrids of water and land shaped the identities, cultural values, and social practices of their dwellers, with a particular focus on Brittany and Wales in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Research Funding

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) –  North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)