James Davis

Dr

  • Room 01.006 - 15 University Square

    United Kingdom

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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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England Business & Economics
Marketing Business & Economics
Marketing activities Business & Economics
Medieval England Arts & Humanities
Late Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Economy Arts & Humanities
Interaction Business & Economics

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Projects 2007 2016

Research Output 1999 2019

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
Street Life
Medieval Period
Fellowship

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

James Davis (Recipient), 01 Oct 2002

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

British Academy
Commerce
Fellowship

British Academy studentship

James Davis (Recipient), 1996

Prize: Other distinction

British Academy

Ellen McArthur Prize in Economic History

James Davis (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Economic history

Activities 1999 2019

Economic History Society Annual Conference 2019

James Davis (Speaker)
06 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Economic History Review (Journal)

James Davis (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Medieval Law and Economics

James Davis (Invited speaker)
22 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Certifying Inequalities

James Davis (Invited speaker)
13 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Wachholtz Verlag (Publisher)

James Davis (Peer reviewer)
Jan 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