Professor Christopher Dyer

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Contact details

Name:
Professor Christopher Dyer
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute:
Institute of Historical Research
Home institution:
Leicester
Email address:
cd50@le.ac.uk

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

The main project is to complete work on ‘Peasant farming 1200-1540’ which is being funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This is intended to make a new assessment of the types of farming practised by peasants, and to evaluate their role in the economy. In addition publication of various projects in landscape history such as surveys of Admington, Compton Scorpion, Westcote and Bretford in Warwickshire.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-May-2018 Social mobility in medieval England

Chapters

 C. Dyer, ‘Social mobility in medieval England’, in S.Carocci and I Lazzarini (eds), Social Mobility in Medieval Italy (1100-1500) (Rome, May 2018), pp.23-43.

02-Apr-2018 Rural living 1100-1540; ‘Town and countryside’

Chapters

C. Dyer, ‘Rural living 1100-1540’; ‘Town and countryside’, in C.M. Gerrard and A. Gutierrez (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Archaeology in Britain (Oxford, April, 2018), pp. 193-209; 325-39.

02-Apr-2018 Iron age burials and medieval farm buildings: excavations at Horse and Groom Inn, Bourton-on-the-Hill, 2013

Journal articles

C. Dyer, C. Harward, G. Western et al., ‘Iron age burials and medieval farm buildings: excavations at Horse and Groom Inn, Bourton-on-the-Hill, 2013’, Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society , 135 (April 2018), pp.155-194.

01-Mar-2018 Open fields in their social and economic context: the west midlands of England

Chapters

C. Dyer, ‘Open fields in their social and economic context: the west midlands of England’, in C. Dyer, E. Thoen and T. Williamson (eds.), Peasants and Their Fields. The Rationale of Open-Field Agriculture, c.700-1800 (Turnhout, March 2018), pp. 29-47.

01-Mar-2018 Local societies on the move in the middle ages: migration and social mobility in England 1100-1500

Journal articles

C. Dyer, ‘Local societies on the move in the middle ages: migration and social mobility in England 1100-1500’, Local Historian, 48 (March 2018), pp.5-18.

01-Mar-2018 Peasants and Their Fields. The Rationale of Open-Field Agriculture

Edited Book

C. Dyer, E. Thoen and T. Williamson, Peasants and Their Fields. The Rationale of Open-Field Agriculture, c.700-1800 (Turnhout, March 2018)

01-Dec-2017 Introduction to Court Rolls of Romsley 1279-1643

C. Dyer, J. Hunt and M. Hall, ‘Introduction’, in M. Tompkins (ed.), Court Rolls of Romsley 1279-1643 (Worcestershire Historical Society, new series, 27, December 2017), pp. 9-23.

19-Oct-2017 The midland economy and society, 1314-1348: insights from changes in the landscape

Journal articles

'The midland economy and society, 1314-1348: insights from changes in the landscape’, Midland History, 42 (2017), pp.36-57.

02-Oct-2017 The origin and early development of the Medieval Settlement Research Group

Articles

 in Medieval Settlement Research, 32 (October 2017), pp. 1-6.

10-Feb-2017 The Archaeology of the 11th Century: Continuities and Transformations

Edited Book

(with Dawn Hadley), The Archaeology of the 11th Century: Continuities and Transformations. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph, 38, 2017.

01-Jan-2017 Tawney and Postan: two pathways to understanding the pre-industrial economy’

Chapters

in J. P. Bowen and A.T. Brown (eds.), Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society: Revisiting Postan and Tawney (Hatfield, 2016), pp. 23-35

01-Sep-2016 Farmers, Consumers, Innovators. The World of Joan Thirsk

Edited Book

With Richard Jones (Hatfield, 2016), pp.1-8.

21-Jul-2016 Landscape, farming and society in an English region: the Inquisitions Post Mortem for the West Midlands, 1250-1509

Journal articles

 ‘Landscape, farming and society in an English region: the Inquisitions Post Mortem for the West Midlands, 1250-1509’, in M. Hicks (ed.), The Later Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem. Mapping the Medieval Countryside and Rural Society (Woodbridge, 2016), pp. 59-83.

Richard Hugh Britnell 1944-2013

Articles

‘Richard Hugh Britnell 1944-2013’, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XV (2016), pp. 2-21

The rationale of open fields; ‘Conclusion: the rationale of open fields’

Chapters

C. Dyer, E. Thoen and T. Williamson,‘The rationale of open fields’; ‘Conclusion: the rationale of open fields’, in C.Dyer, E. Thoen and T. Williamson (eds.), Peasants and Their Fields. The Rationale of Open-Field Agriculture, c.700-1800 (Turnhout, March 2018), pp. 1-4; 257-75.

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