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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact:

Dr Adrian Green

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A specialist in the social and economic history and archaeology of the period 1450-1750, Adrian Green’s main research topic is housing in Britain and its colonies. The question of how the social and economic aspects of housing were related to developments in the built form and style of houses is the subject of his forthcoming book: Dwelling in England: Houses, Society and the Market, 1550-1750. Other subjects of research and publication include regional and national identity, consumer behaviour, and the Hearth Tax. Adrian welcomes enquiries from students interested in studying many aspects of social, economic and cultural history - or historical archaeology - in early modern Britain and its colonies, at either MA or PhD level. He has particular expertise in the history of north-east England, for which there is a large range of archival sources, located in Durham, Newcastle and the region.

Research Interests

  • British regional history 1500-1800
  • Social & economic history of housing in Britain 1500-1800
  • Social & economic history of north-east England 1500-1800

Teaching Groups

  • Early Modern

Teaching Areas

  • Early modern British history


Authored book

Chapter in book

Edited book

Edited Sources, Research Data Sets, and Databases

  • Green, A., Elizabeth Parkinson & Margaret Spufford (2006). County Durham Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1666. Hearth tax series v. 4 Index library (British Record Society) 119. London: British Record Society in association with British Academy Hearth Tax Project.

Journal Article