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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Medieval social and economic history - Medieval urban history - Pre-modern markets and trade

19992019

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Personal profile

Interests

James Davis was an undergraduate at the University of Durham and a postgraduate at the University of Cambridge, completing a PhD on retail trade and market culture in late medieval England. He was appointed to his present post at Queen's in February 2005.

Research Statement

Dr Davis's main research interests focus upon medieval social and economic history, particularly medieval English towns, markets and trade. He has examined the market culture and practices of medieval England through a variety of literary and legal sources and published numerous articles from this research. His recent monograph (publshed in 2012 by Cambridge University Press) was entitled Medieval market morality: life, law and ethics in the English marketplace, 1200-1500. He has also worked and published on the early-Reformation heretical book trade.

Teaching

Dr James Davis teaches on the following programmes / modules:

Undergraduate

The Peasants' Revolt, 1381 (HIS3011)

Life, Love and Death in England and Ireland, 1350-1650 (HIS2052)

Exploring History I: The Black Death (HIS1003)

History and Historians (HIS1001) 

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Projects

Research Output

Review of Lawrin Armstrong, ed., The Idea of a Moral Economy: Gerard of Siena on Usury, Restitution, and Prescription (Toronto, 2016)

Davis, J., 01 Jul 2019, In : Speculum. 94, 3, p. 806-807

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The economy of work

Davis, J., 2019, A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age. Garver, V. L. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury, p. 13-29

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Towns and Trade

Davis, J., 2019, Historians on Gower. Rigby, S. & Echard, S. (eds.). Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer, p. 191-212 (Publications of the John Gower Society; vol. XII).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

'Étrangers et outsiders dans les marchés alimentaires de l'Angleterre du bas Moyen Age'

Davis, J., 2018, Approvisionner la ville: Flux alimentaires et circulations urbaines de Moyen Age au XIXe siècle. Knaepen, A., Loir, C. & Wilkin, A. (eds.). Brussels: Brussels: Editions de l'Universite de Bruxelles, p. 67-81

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review of: C.M. Woolgar, The Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500 (2016)

Davis, J., 01 Feb 2018, In : American Historical Review. 123, 1, p. 287-8

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Prizes

AHRB Doctoral Studentship

James Davis (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Other distinction

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

James Davis (Recipient), 01 Jan 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

    James Davis (Recipient), 01 Oct 2002

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • British Academy studentship

    James Davis (Recipient), 1996

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Ellen McArthur Prize in Economic History

    James Davis (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Historical Research (Journal)

    James Davis (Peer reviewer)
    May 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Economic History Society Annual Conference 2019

    James Davis (Speaker)
    06 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Wang Jing

    James Davis (Host)
    Aug 2019Jan 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Economic History Review (Journal)

    James Davis (Peer reviewer)
    Jun 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    University of Bristol (Publisher)

    James Davis (Peer reviewer)
    Apr 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Press / Media

    BBC Radio London (The Robert Elms Show) - London's markets

    James Davis

    28/08/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment