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Christopher King

Lecturer, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

I am a specialist in late medieval and historical archaeology (the period from c. 1200 to 1800), with a particular interest in urban archaeology and the archaeology of standing buildings. My research interests focus on the study of domestic architecture and life within the household, the development of medieval and early modern urban landscapes, and the transformation of religious architecture in the period following the 16th-century Protestant Reformation.

I joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2011, having completed a PhD on late medieval and early modern urban houses in Norwich at the University of Reading (2006), followed by a period of four years at the University of Leicester as a Lecturer (2006-7) and as a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2007-10), where I completed a research project entitled 'Voices of Dissent: The Cultural Landscapes of Urban Nonconformity 1580-1780'.

I am particularly interested in the development of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of medieval and post-medieval archaeology, bringing together the evidence of standing buildings, archaeolgocial excavations, material culture and documentary sources to develop new understandings of the use and meaning of space and its implications for social relations and identities in this period of transition.

I am also Secretary of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology.

Teaching Summary

I teach medieval and post-medieval archaeology at UG and PG level, particularly in subjects related to urban archaeology and the archaeology of standing buildings.

Recent Publications

  • KING, C., 2012. Landscapes of faith and politics in early-modern Norwich. In: HESLOP, T.A., MELLINGS, E. and THØFNER, M., eds., Art, faith and place in East Anglia: from prehistory to the present Boydell Press. 179-193
  • KING, C. and SAYER, D., eds., 2011. The archaeology of post-medieval religion Boydell Press.
  • KING, C. and SAYER, D., 2011. Conflict, community and custom: the material remains of post-medieval religion. In: KING, C. and SAYER, D., eds., The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion, Boydell Press. 1-16
  • KING, C., 2011. 'Strangers in a strange land': immigrants and urban culture in early modern Norwich. In: KING, C. and SAYER, D., eds., The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion, Boydell Press. 83-105
  • KING, C., 2012. Landscapes of faith and politics in early-modern Norwich. In: HESLOP, T.A., MELLINGS, E. and THØFNER, M., eds., Art, faith and place in East Anglia: from prehistory to the present Boydell Press. 179-193
  • KING, C. and SAYER, D., eds., 2011. The archaeology of post-medieval religion Boydell Press.
  • KING, C. and SAYER, D., 2011. Conflict, community and custom: the material remains of post-medieval religion. In: KING, C. and SAYER, D., eds., The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion, Boydell Press. 1-16
  • KING, C., 2011. 'Strangers in a strange land': immigrants and urban culture in early modern Norwich. In: KING, C. and SAYER, D., eds., The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion, Boydell Press. 83-105
  • KING, C., 2010. 'Closure' and the urban great rebuilding in early modern Norwich Post-Medieval Archaeology. 44(1), 54-80

Department of Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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