Professor Paul D A Harvey FBA

Medieval economic and agrarian history; history of cartography

Elected 2003

UK Fellow
2003
Medieval studies

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.

Current post

Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham

Past appointments

University of Durham Professor of Medieval History

Jan 1978 - Jan 1985

University of Durham Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham

Jan 1978 -

University of Durham Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Durham

Jan 1978 -

University of Southampton Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Medieval, Social and Economic History

Jan 1966 - Jan 1978

Other Institutions Assistant Keeper, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum

Jan 1957 - Jan 1966

Other Institutions Warwick County Record Office

Jan 1954 - Jan 1956

Publications

Medieval maps of the Holy Land 2012

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

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

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

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