Dr Peter Good is Lecturer in Early Modern Europe and the Islamic World at the University of Kent. He studied Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies with Persian (2007-2011), then a Master’s in Middle East History 2011-2012) at the University of Exeter. In 2013 he received an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Fellowship with the University of Essex and the British Library. He is currently working on his first monograph under the title The East India Company in Persia: Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Eighteenth Century with I.B. Tauris. He has worked as a researcher at the University of Kent and the University of Manchester and has been an active member of the British Institute of Persian Studies. He sits on the organising committee of the biennial Symposia Iranica Conference. Most recently, he established the Indian Ocean History lecture series at the University of Kent. Peter’s research focusses on issues of trade and political links in the Indian Ocean, especially the role and status of written agreements. He tweets @PeterGood7.