I came to the UEA in 2009, after lecturing at Oxford University, and for the Open University. I am a cultural historian, focusing on interpersonal relationships, material culture, nuisances and domestic and street environments in England. I work primarily on the early modern period, but also sometimes extend my researches into the nineteenth century. I have two published books: Hubbub. Filth, Noise & Stench in England (2007), and Cheek by Jowl. A History of Neighbours (2012). I have also worked on the history of deafness, the human senses, and dogs in the late medieval and early modern period. I am currently working on a history of recycling.
Who Did Let the Dogs Out?—Nuisance Dogs in Late Medieval and Early Modern England,
in Our Dogs, Our Selves : Dogs in Medieval and Early Modern Art, Literature, and Society.
ISBN 9789004269163Full Text UEA Repository
Broader View - Love thy Neighbour,
in Architectural Review
(1385)Full Text UEA Repository
Cheek by Jowl. A History of Neighbours,
ISBN 978-1847921345Full Text UEA Repository
Hubbub, Filth, Noise & Stench in England 1600-1770,
Yale University Press
ISBN 978-0300137569Full Text UEA Repository
The College in the Age of Reformation,
in Magdalen College Oxford: A History.
ISBN 978-0953643523UEA Repository
Experiences of the deaf in early modern England,
in The Historical Journal
pp. 493-510Full Text UEA Repository
Cacophony, or, vile scrapers on vile instruments. Bad music in early modern English towns,
in Urban History
pp. 35-47Full Text UEA Repository