Dr Mark Latham

Contact details

Name:
Dr Mark Latham
Qualifications:
PhD (Leicester)
Position:
Research Officer, Centre for Metropolitan History
Institute:
Institute of Historical Research
Location:
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7862 8753
Email address:
mark.latham@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.history.ac.uk/about/mark-latham

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Early Modern, Local Government
Summary of research interests and expertise:

After completing his doctoral studies at the Centre for Urban History, Leicester, Mark joined the CMH in January 2010 as a Research Officer on the ESRC funded research project ‘Life in the Suburbs: health, domesticity and status in early modern London’.
Research interests

Mark’s main research interests centre on the finances of urban governments, in particular the Corporation of London, in the early modern period. Stemming from this, he has researched the development of the administration of the Corporation over the same period, the nature of London’s property market and the factors that influenced it, and the role of landlords in the development of the capital’s built environment from the medieval to modern periods.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
20-Jan-2015 “The City has been wronged and abused!’: financial corruption in the government of early modern London’

In Preparation

29-Mar-2012 ‘From oligarchy to a ‘rate payer’s democracy’: the evolution of the Corporation of London, 1680s-1750s.’

‘From oligarchy to a ‘rate payer’s democracy’: the evolution of the Corporation of London, 1680s-1750s.’ Urban History (forthcoming, 2012)

17-Feb-2011 ‘For power or profit?: population growth, parochial finances and the development of London’s East End, 1580-1630.’

In preparation

01-Jan-2011 ‘Corporate finances and urban property markets: the City of London, 1666-1800’

Paper - ‘Corporate finances and urban property markets: the City of London, 1666-1800’ Pre-Modern Towns Group conference, IHR, London, January 2011.

01-Jan-2010 Fashioning the neighbourhood: the role of the parish in the urban topography of London’s East End, 1580-1630.

Paper -‘Fashioning the neighbourhood: the role of the parish in the urban topography of London’s East End, 1580-1630. European Association for Urban History conference, Ghent, September 2010.

01-Jan-2010 “The City has been wronged and abused!”: quantifying corruption in early modern England

Paper - “The City has been wronged and abused!”: quantifying corruption in early modern England’, University of Hertfordshire History Group conference, Cumberland Lodge, February 2010.

01-Jan-2010 The Death of London’s “Living Bridge”: financial crisis, property crash and the modernisation of London Bridge in the mid eighteenth-century.

The Death of London’s “Living Bridge”: financial crisis, property crash and the modernisation of London Bridge in the mid eighteenth-century. The London Journal vol.35 no.2 (July 2010) pp.164-184.

01-Jan-2009 A bridge too far? A warning from history over plans for an ‘inhabited’ London Bridge’

Paper - A bridge too far? A warning from history over plans for an ‘inhabited’ London Bridge’. A public lecture for the Chartered Company of Architects, St Mary-at-Hill Church, London, September 2009

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