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I studied medieval history at the University of Birmingham and digital humanities at King's College London, and between 1995 and 2006 I worked at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and King’s College London (KCL). In 2006 I joined the University of Roehampton as Director of the British Academy Hearth Tax Project & Centre for Hearth Tax Research, and in 2007 I was promoted to reader in medieval economic history. My research and teaching is focused upon medieval economic and social history between the ninth and eleventh centuries and the Restoration hearth tax. In 2018 I was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
B.A. Hons. in medieval and modern history
M.A. in the digital humanities
Ph.D in medieval history
PGCE in history and geography
My doctorate, supervised by Professor Nicholas Brooks FBA, was a regional study of East Anglia, published as Lords and Communities in Early Medieval East Anglia (Boydell, 2005). This book discussed how aristocratic families and ecclesiastical communities in a range of landscapes responded to the pressures and opportunities of crises and conquests between the late tenth and the early twelfth centuries. My work for the Victoria County History at the IHR included conducting research on the history of Cambridgeshire, published in VCH Cambridgeshire x, North-eastern Cambridgeshire (OUP, 2002), pp. xxiv, 617.
Since 2004 I have developed a second research strand on the Restoration hearth tax (1662-89). An MA thesis on computing applications of the Restoration hearth tax identified how ICT could be used to enhance the research potential of the hearth tax. As Director of the Hearth Tax Project and Centre I have edited hearth tax editions, including the two-volume edition of the 1666 return for London and Middlesex, published in the joint British Academy and British Record Society series, in tandem with the publication of ariticles in journals; e.g. Economic History Review (2017); Local Historian (2011).
My research on Anglo-Saxon history has recently been extended to an investigation of the church’s contribution to the formation of the English state between the ninth and the early eleventh centuries in a comparative/Global history context. Some of this work-in-progress has been published in articles in Anglo-Norman Studies (2013), Economic History Review (2012) and Medieval Worlds (2017).
- British Academy Hearth Tax Project (funded by the British Academy
- The London and Middlesex Hearth Tax Project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
- The Landscape of Poverty in later Stuart Essex funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Counci
- Other research projects on the hearth tax have been supported by a various national and local research and charitable organizations, including the Aurelius Trust and the Marc Fitch Foundation.
With the support of the British Academy and the University of Roehampton, the Hearth Tax Project and Centre is working in partnership with the University of the Third Age on a Shared Learning Project on the lost histories of local communities during the Restoration period.
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
The Hearth Tax Project and Centre provides advice to members of the general public interested in their seventeenth-century ancestors and family history, and assists heritage, media and research organizations (e.g. The National Trust).
Current undergraduate teaching
HSA020C111A Living and Dying in Europe 1000-1600 - HE level 1 course
HSA020N268S Domesday Book: Exploring Anglo-Norman England - HE level 2 course
HSA020X363A Prosperity and Violence in the age of the Vikings c. 870-1020 - HE level 3 course)
Current postgraduate teaching
HIS020L426S Pathways to Genocide: origins and aspects of state persecution in Britain, Europe and Africa (medieval element)
Director of the British Academy Hearth Tax Project
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George Downing and the Origins of the Restoration Hearth TaxWareham, A., 23 May 2022, The Coats of Arms Supplementary volume no. 2. Baldock, Hertfordshire, Vol. 2. p. 224-236 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
The 'Confronting the Digital' Debate and an Assertive Digital Edition: British History and Hearth Tax RecordsWareham, A. & Vogeler, G., 14 May 2021, In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2865, p. 39-50 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile61 Downloads (Pure)
Hearth Tax DigitalWareham, A., Vogeler, G., Dellinger, T. & Sonnberger, J., 6 Feb 2019
Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/siteOpen Access
Norfolk Hearth Tax 1672 and Norwich Hearth Tax 1671Wareham, A., Seaman, P. & Green, A., 30 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) London: British Record Society. 850 p. (Hearth Tax Series; vol. 12)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Restoration households, taxation and working people of NorfolkWareham, A., Jun 2019, (Submitted) Norfolk and Norwich hearth tax returns 1672-1673. British Record Society, 46 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Hearth Tax Digital: New narratives on Restoration England
Andrew Wareham (Speaker) & Jakob Sonnberger (Speaker)17 Mar 2020 → 31 Mar 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audience › Oral presentation for an academic audience
Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (Event)
Andrew Wareham (Guest editor)16 Nov 2019
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication peer-review
Person: Doctor of Philosophy