Dr Hywel Maslen
My name is Dr Hywel Maslen. I am currently an independent archival researcher having come from an academic background with a Ph.D. in History from the University of Edinburgh, publishing a book on post-war European migration available here, and formerly appointed as a Research Associate at the University of Nottingham.
Spending extensive periods of time researching for these academic roles at the National Archives at Kew in London for over ten years allowed me to develop extensive experience and a profound desire to work more regularly with original documents in the future. Subsequently an application was made and accepted for me to be recognised as an independent researcher by the National Archives and appear on their official website.
Focusing on this independent archival research work over the last decade has been highly rewarding after becoming involved with people and projects from across the planet. This work has featured in international films, national television, printed material and online content.