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Dr Adrian Green

Associate Professor (Early Modern British and American History)

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Associate Professor (Early Modern British and American History) in the Department of History +44 (0) 191 33 41050
Member of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture  
Fellow in the Durham Energy Institute  
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  


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. Building for England: John Cosin's Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge, was short-listed 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 North American colonial contexts at MA or PhD level. He has particular expertise in the history of North-east England, for which there are many archival resources located in and near to Durham.

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  • 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


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