Dr Adrian Green
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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.
Department of History
- Britain and Continental Europe
- Early Modern
- Economic and Social History
- Landscape and Memory
- North America
- Transnational History
- 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
- Green, Adrian (2016). Building for England: John Cosin's Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS).
Chapter in book
- Green, Adrian (2019). Law and Architecture in Early Modern Durham. In Law, Lawyers and Litigants in Early Modern England: Essays in Memory of Christopher W. Brooks. Lobban, Michael, Begatio, Joanne & Green, Adrian Cambridge University Press. 265-291.
- Green, Adrian (2018). Durham Ox: Commercial Agriculture in North-East England, 1600-1800. In Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800. Green, Adrian & Crosbie, Barbara Boydell. 44-67.
- Green, Adrian (2018). The Big House in the English Provincial Town. In The English Urban Renaissance Revisited. Hinks, John & Armstrong, Catherine Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 116-143.
- Green, Adrian (2017). Auckland and Durham Castles in John Cosin's Time. In Princes of the Church: Bishops and their Palaces. Rollason, David Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY: Routledge. 332-347.
- Green, Adrian (2017). Consumption and Material Culture. In A Social History of England, 1500-1750. Wrightson, Keith Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 242-266.
- Green, Adrian (2015). Learning the Tricks of the Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne Hearth Tax. In A Northumbrian Miscellany: Historical Essays in Memory of Constance M. Fraser. Ashton, E., Barke, M., George, E. & McCord, N. Newcastle upon Tyne: Association of Northumberland Local History Societies. 106-122.
- Adrian Green (2010). Heartless and unhomely? Dwellings of the poor in East Anglia and North-East England. In Accommodating poverty: the housing and living arrangements of the English poor, c.1600-1850. Joanne McEwan & Pamela Sharpe Palgrave. 69-101.
- Adrian Green (2010). Houses and landscape in early industrial County Durham. In Northern landscapes: representations and realities of North-East England. Thomas Faulkner, Helen Berry & Jeremy Gregory Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. 125-140.
- Green, A (2006). County Durham at the Restoration: a social and economic case study. In County Durham Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1666. Green, Adrian, Parkinson, Elizabeth & Spufford, Margaret London: British Record Society. 119: xv-xci.
- Green, A (2006). The Durham hearth tax: community politics and social relations. In Houses and the Hearth Tax: the later Stuart house and society. P.S. Barnwell, & Malcolm Airs York: Council for British Archaeology. 144-154.
- Green, A (2006). Urban historical archaeology: challenging ambivalence. In Cities in the World, 1500-2000. Adrian Green & Roger Leech Maney. 1-13.
- Green, A. G. (2004). 'A clumsey countrey girl': the material and print culture of Betty Bowes. In Creating and Consuming Culture in North-East England, 1660-1830. Helen Berry & Jeremy Gregory Aldershot: Ashgate. 72-90.
- Green, A. G. (2003). Houses in north-eastern England: regionality and the British beyond c.1600-1750. In Archaeologies of the British: Explorations of Identity in Great Britain and its Colonies, 1600-1945. Susan Lawrence London New York: Routledge. 55-75.
- Lobban, Michael, Begatio, Joanne & Green, Adrian (2019). Law, Lawyers and Litigants in Early Modern England: Essays in Memory of Christopher W. Brooks. Cambridge University Press.
- Green, Adrian & Crosbie, Barbara (2018). Economy and Culture in North-East England, 1500-1800. Regions and Regionalism in History. Boydell.
- Green, A.G. & A.J. Pollard (2007). Regional Identities in North-East England, 1300-2000. Regions and Regionalism in History. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.
- Green, Adrian & Roger Leech (2006). Cities in the World, 1500-2000: Papers given at the Conference of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, April 2002. Maney.
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.
- Cherry, Martin & Green, Adrian (2020). Vernacular Architecture at 50: Towards the Study of Buildings in Context. Vernacular Architecture 50: 1-17.
- Green, Adrian & Dixon, James (2016). Standing Buildings and Built Heritage. Post-Medieval Archaeology 50(1): 121-133.
- Adams, C., Douglas-Jones, R., Green, A., Lewis, Q. & Yarrow, T. (2014). Building with History: Exploring the Relationship between Heritage and Energy in Institutionally Managed Buildings. The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice 5(2): 167-181.
- Green, Adrian (2014). Christopher W. Brooks, 1948-2014: A tribute. The Seventeenth Century 29(4): 403-409.
- Green, Adrian (2010). The polite threshold in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain. Vernacular Architecture 41: 1-9.
- Green, Adrian (2007). Confining the vernacular: the seventeenth-century origins of a mode of study. Vernacular Architecture 38: 1-7.
- Green, Adrian & Schadla-Hall, R.T. (2000). The Building of Quenby Hall, Leicestershire - A Reassessment. Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 74: 21-36.
- Green, Adrian (1999). The importance of houses: house and society in anthropology and archaeology. Semiotica 124: 153-164.
- Green, Adrian (1998). Tudhoe Hall and Byers Green Hall, County Durham: seventeenth and early eighteenth century social change in houses. Vernacular Architecture 29: 33-42.