University of East Anglia
Project Title: Woods, commons and wastes: an investigation into the character, management and perceptions of non-arable landscapes on the medieval and post-medieval periods, with particular reference to the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Hertfordshire.
My research will investigate the diversity of medieval and post-medieval marginal landscapes otherwise considered to have been identical or near-identical in character by modern conservation bodies. The aim of this project is to determine whether a greater variety of habitats, forms of exploitation, and perceptions of these landscapes coexisted in the historic period, and whether these were necessarily either similar locally or regionally, or stable over time. The results of this research is intended to inform future conservation and 'recreation' efforts involving these 'wasteland' landscapes.
Supervised by Professor Thomas Williamson and Dr Jon Gregory.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in History with Landscape Archaeology (2011) and a Master's degree in Landscape History (2012), both from the UEA. I am currently in the second year of my PhD with a strong interest in remaining within academia for the foreseeable future.
Landscape History; Ancient Woodland; Historical Ecology; Soil Science; Economic History; Place-Name Studies; English and Latin Palaeography; Medieval History.