Bethan Jenkins completed her DPhil on British and Anglo-Welsh identity in the context of a growing hegemonic Britishness in the eighteenth century in 2011. She regularly presents papers at various international conferences on these topics, including the annual British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies conference, and conferences at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth. She formerly held the Sir T. H. Parry-Williams Scholarship there as a research assistant for the Leverhulme project on Iolo Morganwg and the Romantic Tradition in Wales, and more recently on the Wales and the French Revolution project. In 2017 she published Between Wales and England: Anglophone Welsh Writing of the eighteenth century with the University of Wales Press; this won the Jesus College Francis Jones Prize for work in Welsh History in 2018. Other research interests include the cultural contexts of fencing treatises of the eighteenth century (http://www.sirwilliamhope.org/Library/Articles/).
Bethan has worked for the History Faculty Library periodically since 2001, and joined the History of Medicine Library in Michaelmas Term 2008 as a part-time library assistant, becoming Librarian-in-Charge in 2012. She is also Senior Library Assistant, Radcliffe Camera Collections and Information Skills at the Bodleian History Faculty Library.