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James Davis’s main research interests focus upon medieval social and economic history, particularly English markets, trades and towns.

He has examined the market culture of medieval England through a variety of literary and legal sources and published Medieval Market Morality: Life, Law and Ethics in the English Marketplace, 1200-1500 with Cambridge University Press in 2012.

His most recent project is on the subject of Medieval Street Life and was supported by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Medieval social and economic history
  • Medieval urban history
  • Pre-modern markets and trade
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Research students

PhD Title: Friars, Identity and Space in Medieval Irish Towns

Name: Rowena McCallum
Years of Study: 2016 - present
Country: UK

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Dr Robin McCallum

PhD Title: Bristol, Norwich and the Three Edwards, 1272-1350

Years of Study: 2012-15
Country: UK
Current position: QA Scientist at Almac

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Dr Derek Crosby

PhD Title: Contested Urban Spaces: Protest and Identity in Norwich, 1400-1800

Years of Study: 2012-17
Country: UK
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