Dr Andy Burn
Andy is the postdoctoral research assistant on ‘Social Relations and Everyday Life in England, 1500-1640’, a Leverhulme-funded project led by Professor Andy Wood. He is collecting legal, administrative and personal records in archives and record offices across England to examine how, despite immense economic, social and religious stress,16th and early 17th century society did not disintegrate.
Andy specialises in early modern (16th to 18th century) economic and social history, and particularly in the history of work. His PhD thesis, funded by the ESRC, examined the changing social context of work in 17th century Newcastle upon Tyne, based on a relational database of tens of thousands of parish, tax and probate records. Subsequently, he was postdoctoral researcher for the IMEMS research strand ‘Cities in History’ and project officer for Palace Green Library’s summer 2015 exhibition.
- Junior Research Fellow at Hatfield College
- Committee member for publicity and web publication, Local Population Studies Society
- Cities in History: archives and traces, 1100-1700, Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt, Palace Green Library
- Course leader for history summer schools
- Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia
- Early Modern
- Economic and Social History
- Landscape and Memory
- Early modern economic and social history, particularly the history of work
- Regional history, particularly north-east England and the North Sea world
- Urban history
Chapter in book
- Forthcoming 'Work before play: occupations in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1600-1720', in Green, Adrian & Crosbie, Barbara (eds.), The economy and culture of North East England, c. 1500-1800.
- 2017 'Wage labour, wealth and the power of a database: unlocking communities of work outside urban guilds in Newcastle upon Tyne', in Colson, Justin & van Steensel, Arie (eds.), Cities and Solidarities: Urban Communities in Pre-Modern Europe, Routledge, pp. 169-187
- 2015 (co-authored with Brown, A. T. & Doherty, Rob) 'Coping with Crisis: Understanding the Role of Crises in Economic and Social History', in Brown, A. T., Burn, Andy & Doherty, Rob (eds.), Crises in Economic and Social History: A Comparative Perspective, Boydell Press.
- 2015 (co-edited with Brown, A. T. & Doherty, Rob) Crises in Economic and Social History: A Comparative Perspective, Boydell Press, 1-23 pp.
- 2017 'Seasonal work and welfare in an early industrial town: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1600-1700', Continuity and Change 32, pp. 157-182
- Databases for Historians (PhD workshop)
- Early Modern England: a social history
- Work and Play in Early Modern Europe (MA)