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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Members

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: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk

Dr Adrian Green

(email at a.g.green@durham.ac.uk)

A specialist in the history and archaeology of the period 1500-1800, Adrian Green’s main research topic is the built environment in England and English settlement in North America. His study of one clergyman's architectural patronage, Building for England: John Cosin's Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge, was short-listed as 'an outstanding contribution to the study or knowledge of architectural history' for the Architectural Historians of Great Britain's Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for 2017. The question of how the social and economic aspects of housing were related to developments in the built form, space and decor of houses is the subject of his forthcoming book: Dwelling in England: Houses, Society and the Market, 1550-1750. Other subjects of research include regionalisation in early modern culture, consumer behaviour, and the Hearth Tax. Adrian welcomes enquiries from students interested in studying social, economic and cultural history - or historical archaeology - in early modern Britain and British colonial contexts at MA or PhD level. He has particular expertise in the history of North-east England, for which there are vast untapped archival resources located in and near to Durham.

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
  • Architecture and archaeology of the built environment in England and North America, 1500-1800

Teaching Groups

  • Early Modern

Teaching Areas

  • Early modern British history

Publications

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

Supervises