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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 2003

Professor Paul D A Harvey FBA

Medieval economic and agrarian history; history of cartography
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About this Fellow

My career has been spent partly as a curator of historical material, partly as a university teacher of medieval history: Warwickshire County Record Office 1954-6; Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, 1957-66; Department of History, University of Southampton, 1966-78; Department of History, University of Durham, 1978-85. My professional interests are (1) the social and economic history of medieval England, which has recently included an interest in documents' seals; (2) the history of cartography in general, though recently concentrated on medieval maps; (3) archives and record keeping. I have published articles in all three fields, books in 1 and 2. I have a personal interest in collecting locally produced guidebooks from Great Britain and Ireland before 1914, and tourist picture books from the copper engravings of the early 19th century to the coloured half-tones of the mid-20th, when the genre died out.

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham

Past Appointments

  • Assistant Keeper, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, Other Institutions, 1957 - 1966
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Medieval, Social and Economic History, University of Southampton, 1966 - 1978
  • Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham, 1978 - 1985
  • Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham, University of Durham, 1978
  • Warwick County Record Office, Other Institutions, 1954 - 1956
  • Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham, University of Durham, 1978

Publications

Medieval maps of the Holy Land 2012

1970

Manorial records of Cuxham, Oxfordshire, circa 1200-1359 Historical Manuscripts Commission 1976

1970

The history of topographical maps: symbols, pictures and surveys 1980

1970

The manorial reeve in twelfth-century England Lordship and learning: studies in memory of Trevor Aston, 2004

1970

Other Medieval Studies Fellows

Dr Teresa Webber

The palaeography of western medieval manuscripts and documents; the history of medieval books, book-collections and libraries

Professor Caroline Walker Bynum

The religious and social history of northern Europe during the Middle Ages; comparative work on devotional objects and reappraisal of the significance of materiality in medieval art