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Theses in progress

 

NOTE: the name of the university is followed by the student's department in brackets. We would welcome details of other relevant theses and dissertations.

Abernathy, Simon T. Class and social interaction in outer London, 1881-1931. PhD Cambridge (History)

Alderman, Eliot. The liturgical music of the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in London since c.1657. PhD London (RHUL Music)

Almeroth-Williams, Thomas. Animals in 18th-century London. PhD York (History)

Annis, Benjamin E. The city printer and developments in the London printing industry during the mid-17th century: commercial opportunities and partisanship. DPhil Sussex (History)

Aranjo, Alexandre de. Jewish refugees in post-World War II France and Britain: being foreign in Paris and London. PhD Nottingham (History)

Attwood, Louise. History of inner city mission. MPhil London (Birkbeck History)

Austin, Louise. Urban missionaries: the Church of England and the conversion of Jewish immigrants in 19th century London and Birmingham. MPhil Leicester (Urban History)

Ayres, Brian. The navvy community and the construction of the Great Central Railway London extension, 1890-1900. PhD Warwick (History)

Bedborough, Sheena. Scottish M.P.s at Westminster, c.1750-80. PhD Stirling (History)

Bell, Beresford. The French chronicles of London. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Blackmore, Kathleen. Witchcraft and magic in the early modern metropolis. MPhil London (Birkbeck History)

Blakemore, Lorraine. A public showcase for the British Film Institute: analysis of the origins, develpment and cultural impact of the Museum of the Moving Image (1988-99). PhD London (QMUL History)

Blomfield, David G. Tradesmen of the Thames: success and failure among the watermen and lightermen families of the upper tidal Thames 1750-1901. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences)

Boreham, Natalie. Medical relief and the New Poor Law: a study of inner London workhouse infirmaries, 1834-67. PhD Brunel (Politics & History)

Bozos, Stavros. The social and national identities of ordinary Londoners and Athenians, 1850-1914. MPhil Leicester (Urban History)

Bridges, Brian G.T. Music hall licensing by the LCC. MPhil London (Birkbeck History) - suspended

Briscoe, Diana. The stamped wheel-turned pottery of Roman Britain and its relationship to the stamped hand-made pottery of the post-Roman period in Britain/London. PhD London (Inst. of Archaeology)

Brooke, Susannah. Private art collections and London town houses, 1780-1830. PhD Cambridge (History)

Broomfield, Margaret. The archaeology, topography and continuing context of the medieval leather industry in London, c.600-1600. PhD London (Inst. Archaeol.)

Brown, John. The changing role of the Church of England in the London Borough of Newham (1945-2001) through the use of its community buildings. DPhil Anglia Ruskin (History)

Brown, Peter. Londoners and the London church courts on the eve of the Reformation, 1518-29. MPhil/PhD London (RHUL History)

Burdett, Sheila. 'The joy of the Lord is strength': Nehemiah Wallington and the Bible. Phil/PhD Surrey (St Mary's: History)

Burkett, Richard. The slave trade of London. PhD Hull

Campbell, Isla. Urban Inns 1690-1820: an historical and archaeological investigation. PhD London (KCL History) ICamp10697@aol.com

Carmichael, David. Feeding London in the 16th and 17th centuries: the city's response to the crisis and the effects upon the poor. PhD London (CMH/IHR)

Carter, Paul. Manifestations of enclosure resistance in Middlesex, 1656-1889. MPhil Middlesex (History)

Carvajal, F. Paul. Moral and market economies on the Thames, 1680-1820. PhD London (UCL History)

Cashman, Susannah. The crime of deception at the Old Bailey, 1750-1834. PhD London (UCL History)

Chapman, Leah. Inter-war second generation Jews in the East End. PhD Southampton (History)

Chen, Fu-Chia. London taxicabs. PhD York (History)

Clarke, Anne. Chantries in medieval London. MPhil/PhD London (RHUL History)

Clifford, Jim. Suburban and industrial growth in the lower Lea River Valley: an environmental history of West Ham from 1855 to 1935. PhD York University, Toronto (History)

Collins, Sarah. Philanthropy, entrepreneurship and employment: comparing women's campaigns for professional opportunities in London and Berlin, 1860-1900. PhD Nottingham (History)

Combes, Helen. The parish of St Nicholas Shambles, London. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Constantine, Patsy. Holloway Prison: a history of the prison until 1968. MPhil London (Birkbeck)

Cormack, Andrew E. Military pensions in the 18th century: the Royal Chelsea Hospital. MPhil Southampton (History)

Corner, David M. Clothing London, 1660-1800. PhD London (UCL History)

Coventry, Lorna. The political and social structures of the court at Whitehall, 1603-98. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Cowan, Judith. Two early film pioneers: Will Barker (Ealing Studios) and G B Samuelson (Worton Hall Studios). PhD London (Birkbeck History)

Cox, David. 'A set of brave fellows'? An investigation into the use of Bow Street 'Runners' in provincial criminal investigations, 1792-1829. PhD Lancaster (Edge Hill History)

Crymble, Adam. Understanding the London Irish immigrant experience through large-scale textual analysis: 1801-20. MPhil London (KCL History)

Daly, Mary. Sacred space in London. MPhil London (Goldsmiths: History)

Davies, Aled. Neoliberal ideas and the City of London. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Davies, Peter. The impact of the two world wars on the London livery companies. PhD Bangor

de Aranjo, Alexandre. Jewish refugees in post-World War II France and Britain: being foreign in Paris and London. PhD Nottingham (History)

De Magalhaes Arruda, Paulo Henrique. One man, between two worlds: Hipólito José da Costa and the Luso-Anglo ‘dialogues’ made possible during his exile in London (1808-23). MPhil London (KCL History)

Desrochers, Suzanne. The transportation of women from London and Paris to America in the early modern period. MPhil London (KCL History)

Dettman, Sean. America and the blitz. MPhil/PhD London (IHR)

Dhillon, Kallum. Locating crime and criminality in Edwardian London: a GIS-based approach. PhD London (UCL Geography)

Dochuk, Gregory E. Religion and the teacher in inter-war London: the training of the teacher in religious education. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Dow, Elspeth. Eating the imperial: London's food culture and metropolitan identity, 1747-1860. PhD London (UCL History)

Doye, Zoe. The Labour party, local government (LCC) and citizenship, 1951-65. MPhil London (Birkbeck History)

Draper, Helen. Mary Beale and her 'paynting room' in London, 1655-65 and 1670-99. MPhil/PhD London (CMH/IHR)

Draper, Nicholas A. 'Possessing slaves': ownership, compensation and metropolitan society at the time of emancipation. PhD London (UCL History)

Drew, Charlotte. The formation and early development of the sculpture collections of the South Kensington Museum. PhD York (History of Art)

Dukova, Anastasia. Crime and policing: Dublin, Brisbane and London, 1850s-1900. PhD Trinity College Dublin (History)

Dyson, Francis. Challenging assumptions about amateur film of the inter-war years: Ace Movies and the first generation of London based cine-clubs. PhD East Anglia.

Easton-Neale, Jenny. 'Planning for Peace': a case-study within south east London, 1943-48. MA Greenwich (Humanities)

Fairbrother, Thomas D F. The Thames Valley under the houses of Lancaster and York. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Faucher, Charlotte. The history of the Institut Français in London. PhD London (QMUL History)

Fenton, Aliette. The social and economic impact of art in London, 1830-1900. MPhil Kent

Fitch, Gordon. The design, construction and maintenance of London Bridge in a European context. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Fitzpatrick, Desmond. The 18th-century Poor Law in Richmond. MPhil Surrey (St Mary's History)

Flew, Sarah. The Bishop of London's fund up to c.1900. PhD Open (Religious Studies)

Flexner, Helen. The London Mechanics' Institution: social and cultural foundations, 1823-30. PhD London (UCL History)

Fox, Christopher. London Liberalism between the wars. MPhil London (RHUL History) - suspended

Georghiou, Dionysius. Carnivals in Greater London, 1890-1914: locality, leisure and voluntary action on the metropolitan periphery. MPhil London (QMUL History)

Goepel, Helen. Children and poverty in the Kingston -upon-Thames, 1834-1882. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences)

Gregory, Patricia A. Violent crime in London during the inter-war years. PhD Open (History)

Guyan, Kevin. Metropolitan masculinities: gender and space in London in the aftermath of war and decolonisation, c.1945-65. PhD London (UCL History)

Har, Katherine J. The legacy of the Anglo-Norman legal treatise in the Leges Anglorum Londoniis collectae. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Hardegger, Daniel. PhD candidates in the humanities in the late 19th/early 20th century in Berlin, London and at Columbia University, New York. PhD London (LSE International History)

Harding-Wyatt, Sally. The life and career of Nicholas Barbon, c.1640-98. MPhil London (Birkbeck History)

Harper, Samantha. London and the Crown in the reign of Henry VII. PhD London (CMH/IHR) samantha.harper@sas.ac.uk

Harvey, Richard. The stud tram fiasco: the surface contact experiment of the London County Council tramways. PhD London (CMH/IHR)

Hausingbaum, Mark. No time for panic: the 1918 influenza pandemic in Britain revisited, with a particular focus on the response of medical health officers in Britain's major cities and towns, as well as the lessons for a future pandemic. PhD London (UCL History of Medicine)

Hebbert, Benjamin. The music trade in London c.1650-1720. DPhil Oxford (St Cross Music)

Hemming, Eddie. Municipal incorporation, with particular reference to Greater London, c.1835-1955. MPhil London (Birkbeck Geography) - suspended

Hess, Alison. The 2LO transmitter technology, material culture and metropolitan modernity in inter-war London. PhD London (RHUL Geography)

Hill, Alice M. McKay. Mobilisation of popular support for London radicals during the Revolutionary Wars. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Hodgson, Catherine J. The choreography of the crowd around Westminster – c.1750-1840. MPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Hope, Aaron. Early episcopal registration and the diocese of London, c.1244-1338. MPhil London (UCL History)

Hopps, Robert. Newspaper reporting of highway robbery in London, c.1780-1820. PhD Open (History)

Hounsell, Peter. Brickmaking in west London, c.1750-1900. PhD Thames Valley (History)

Hupfel, Simon. The political economy of the silk industry, Lyon and London (1815-1848). PhD ENS-LSH, France

Ishiguro, Laura. Death and the empire: medicine, mourning and identity in metropolitan England, 1872-1901. PhD London (UCL History)

Israngura Na Ayudhya, Tul. Masculinities at home: meanings and cultural practices of masculinities in 18th-century England, with special reference to the London domestic sphere (c.1660-1820). MPhil/PhD London (RHUL History)

James-Maddocks, Holly. Collaborative book production in 15th-century London. PhD York (Medieval Studies)

Javes, Graham. Late medieval London vintners, c.1300-c.1530. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Jenkin, Anna. Perceptions of the murderess in 18th-century London and Paris, 1674-1789. PhD Sheffield (History)

Jenkins, Gary. Christ's Hospital: charity and poor relief in the City of London c.1590-1670. MPhil/PhD London (Birkbeck) garyjenkinsresearch@yahoo.co.uk

Jevon, Kathryn. The Black Books of Lincoln's Inn. MPhil Birmingham (History)

Johansen, Michelle. The life and cultural location of Charles Goss: the lower-middle-class public librarian in London, 1890-1914. PhD East London (Cultural Studies)

Jones, Charlotte. A social history of Turkish baths in Victorian London. PhD London (UCL Geography)

Jones, Denise. The founder of modern philanthropy? Housing the poor: George Peabody and the work of the Peabody Trust in late 19th and early 20th century London. PhD Cardiff (History and Archaeology)

Kathrecha, Preeti. Identity construction among young Gujuratis in London. PhD London (RHUL)

Kausmally, Tania. William Hewson (1739-74) and the Craven Street Anatomy School: anatomical teaching in the 18th century. PhD London (UCL History of Medicine)

Kennedy, David. History of the Kingston House of Correction, 1761-1852, with special reference to security, welfare, healthcare and reformation of prisoners. MA Kingston (Social Science)

Kennerley, David. Song and singing in Georgian London. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Klebba, Kristen. Civic green space in early modern London. PhD Cambridge (History)

Kiladi, Maria. Alan Bush and the workers' music movement in London between 1920 and 1980. PhD London (RHUL Music)

Kirby, Mark. Furnishing Wren's churches: Anglican identity in late seventeenth-century London. PhD York (History of Art)

Kirkland, Brad. Fourteenth-century history of the London Armourers’ Company and their involvement in the war in France. PhD York (Medieval Studies)

Klingler, Erika. Taking root: the Warburg Institute, 1933-44. MPhil London (Warburg)

Kroll, David. The development of private housing in London since 1870: professional roles and relationships and their impact on housing design and production. PhD London (IHR/CMH)

Kropp, Catherine A. A municipal history of Berlin, London and Vienna, 1860-1914, with respect to the evolution of anti-semitism. PhD Cambridge (History)

Lacey, Kay E. London merchants: a social and economic study, 1444-1544. PhD London (LSE International History)

Lachs, Vivienne. Yiddish songs of London, 1880-1914: a player in Jewish immigrant culture, politics and debate. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Laidman, Pamela. The London Bills of Mortality. PhD Roehampton (History)

Leach,  Doreen. Medieval London carpenters, c.1300-c.1530. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Leggett, Aenne. The Marian cult and Irish immigrant mothers and daughters in London. PhD Anglia Polytechnic (History)

Lester, Mary. Suburban identity and the idea of London: a comparative study of two boroughs, 1885-1925. PhD London (CMH/IHR) - suspended

Liapi, Eleni. Writing rogues: cheap print, criminals and readers in London, 1590-1670. PhD York (History)

Lieshout, Carry van. London's changing waterscapes - water management in 18th-century London. PhD London (KCL Geography)

Lindey, Laurie. The London furniture trade, 1640-1720. PhD London (CMH/IHR)

Leonard, Adrian. The financial history of London marine insurance, 1548-1824. PhD Cambridge (History)

Lunan, John. 'To advise, asist and befriend the offender': probation officers in London in the 1960s. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

McCloskey, Dearbhaile. The Skinners Company and the plantation of Ulster, 1609-41. PhD Ulster (History)

McCreery, A.H. Architectures of acceleration: roads, travel and the design of Regency London. PhD London (UCL Architecture)

McKenzie, Sue. Female working class leisure patterns in south London, 1900-39. MA Greenwich (Humanities) - suspended

McNally, Jessica L. Identity and narrative: constructing the past of London's Holy Trinity Priory, 1107-1424. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

McNulty, Lee. Anticlericalism and the church courts. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Mackley, Andrew J. A North British interest in London: late 18th-century Scottish lobbying. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Mansel, Deirdre. Nineteenth century Catholic education in the diocese of Westminster. MPhil London (Institute of Education)

Mansell, James. Sounds modern: musical spaces in Paris and London, 1860-1914. PhD Manchester (History)

Martin, Alba. Barking Abbey, 1381-1539. MPhil London (QMUL History)

Matthews, Anya. Architecture of London’s livery company halls. PhD London (Courtauld)

Mauranen, Katatrina. Displaying academic history: maritime artefacts in London's Science Museum. PhD Imperial College London (History of Science)

Meddelton, Geoffrey. Popular politics in mid 17th-century London. MA York (History)

Merrill, Sam. The production of social memory in the landscapes of London and Berlin's subterranean transport infrastructure. PhD London (UCL Geography)

Mikkelsen, Anders. Issuance techniques and market practices of the London bond market in the first era of global capital flows, 1870-1914. MPhil London (KCL History)

Minson, Stuart J. Urban space and political culture in early Tudor London. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Morris, Linda. Victorian philanthropy: the St Barnabas House of Charity, Soho. PhD Liverpool (Chester College)

Moss, Amanda. The piety of a 15th-century London household. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Moss, Eloise. Cracking cribs: representations of burglars and burglary in London, 1860-1939. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Mulreany, Philip V. Entrepreneurship and the Dissenting communities of north London, 1750-1850. MPhil Sheffield (History)

Murray, Stephen. Bankside power station: planning, politics and pollution. PhD Leicester (Centre for Urban History) sam70@leicester.ac.uk

Needon, Coleen. The Labour party in 1930s London. MPhil Reading (History)

Nex, Jenny. Socio-economics of musical instrument making in London, c.1750-1810. MPhil/PhD London (Goldsmiths Sociology) sop01jn@gold.ac.uk

Nielsen, Caroline. The Chelsea out-pensioners: myth and reality in 18th- and 19th-century social care. PhD Newcastle (History)

O'Brien Dillon, Lizzie. The language of persecution: anti-Catholic polemic in Restoration London. PhD London (KCL History)

Oakeshott, Rosemary. Politics, people and the parish church in early Victorian London: the contest for cultural, secular and religious areas of authority and power in the ecclesiastical parish. MPhil Oxford Brookes (Humanities)

Oliver, Christine. Growing up in the care of the Thomas Coram Foundling Hospital, 1900-55. MPhil London (Institute of Education)

Orr, David. Hegemony and the law in London, 1818-32. PhD Lancaster (Edge Hill History)

Orriss, Kirsten J. Gender and murder in Georgian England: a study of men and women charged with murder in Yorkshire and the Metropolitan region, c.1711-1832. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Osborne, Angelina. The London West India interest. PhD Hull (History)

Osborne, Irving M. The education of Jewish immigrants' children in east London, c. 1870-1914. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Ostler, Patricia. London's livery companies, c.1660-1800. MPhil/PhD London (Birkbeck History)

Palfreyman, Harriet. Visualising venereal disease in London, 1780-1860. PhD Warwick (History)

Parr, B.W. Troop morale and popular culture in London during the First World War. PhD Cambridge (History)

Passmore, Michael. The responses of London Labour-controlled local authorities to major changes in housing policy, 1971-83. MPhil London (KCL History)

Paternaude, Troy. The one-man exhibition of art in late 18th and early 19th century London. PhD York (History)

Paton, Mona B. East London housing, 1890-1939: landlords, tenants and councils. PhD London (Birkbeck Geography)

Pavitt, Geoff. The role of merchants and traders of the City of London in the importation of foreign influences on London's artistic culture during the 16th century. MPhil London (KCL History)

Phillips, Kathryn. The Whitechapel murders and degeneration: an investigation of biological and class anxiety. MPhil Worcester (Humanities & Creative Arts)

Pietsch, Roland. The Marine Society during the Seven Years' War. PhD London (QMC History)

Pountney, Carole. The emergence of a new middle class in late Victorian suburbs. MPhil Open (History)

Prendergast, Ciarian. An analysis and edition of the charters of St-Martin-le-Grand, a college of secular canons in the City of London, 1066-1400. MPhil London (QMUL History)

Proctor, Alice. London's disabled poor: categorisation in context. PhD Leicester (Urban History)

Quick, Thomas. Nature's ethos: zoology, psychology and morality in imperial Britain. PhD London (UCL History of Medicine)

Ramenaden, Matthew. Parliamentary politics in the City of London, 1865-1885. PhD Toronto (History) mramenaden@hotmail.com

Randall, M.J. Short-termism in the City of London and its perceived effects on the development of the British economy in the 20th century. PhD Cambridge (Economics)

Raynor, Julian. London homicides, 1750-1900. PhD Leicester (English Local History)

Rein, Howard. A comparative study of the Jewish hospital in London and the German hospital in London. MPhil Southampton (History)

Rhys, Leah. The Ironmongers Company of London. MPhil London (RHUL History)

Ridge, Steve. Medical truth and the governance of servants, labourers and paupers in England, 1650-1750. PhD London (UCL History of Medicine)

Rinalducci, Jenna. Artists' exhibition spaces in London, 1849-77. DPhil Sussex (History)

Robinson, Cicely. The National Gallery of Naval Art at Greenwich. PhD York (History of Art)

Ronald, Allan. The Scots Episcopalian diaspora in London 1690-1730, with particular reference to the Revd. James Hume and his circle. MPhil London (KCL History)

Rooney, David. An historical geography of congestion, journey speed and busyness in London, 1820-1970. PhD London (RHUL Geography)

Roth, Carolyn. Bilingual health advocacy in maternity care: the history of two East London initiatives, 1980-2001. MPhil London (LSHTM)

Salvesen Murrell, Fiona. William Shiels R.S.A. (1783-1857): identity, scientific enquiry and his cross-cultural art world in Edinburgh, London, New York and Charleston. PhD Aberdeen (History of Art)

Semus, Kate. Sport and community in south west London, 1870-1914: social reform or social control? PhD Kingston (Humanities) mapa79@semus.fsnet.co.uk

Shaw, Peter. A history of the provision of treatment for mental health in nineteenth-century Surrey. PhD London (UCL History of Medicine)

Shaw, Sam. The art galleries of London, 1890-1920. PhD York (History of Art)

Smith, Michael W. The London-based companies of British Borneo: their role in gentlemanly capitalism, 1856-1914. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Stanley, William J. Spaced out: an investigation into drug communities of London, 1950-75. MSt Oxford (Modern History)

Steer, Christian. The funerary monuments of medieval London, 1350-1560. PhD London (RHUL History)

Sumanadasa, Udage. Quality of life: experiences of south Asian older people in London. MPhil/PhD London (CCBH/IHR)

Sweeting, Spike. Commercial design and architecture in London,1730-1800. PhD Warwick (History)

Thackrey, Eleanor. Music and nation in World War II London. PhD London (RHUL Music)

Thevoz, Seth. The political impact of London clubs, c.1832-68. PhD Warwick (History)

Thorpe, Tom. Unit cohesion in batallions of the London Regiment, 1908-18. PhD London (KCL War Studies)

Turner, David A. The development and quality of management on the London and South Western Railway, 1876-1911. PhD York (History)

Valentine, Eleanor. Musical performances of World War II in London. PhD London (RHUL Music)

von Reiswitz, Felix. 'Globulising' the hospital ward: legitimising homeopathic medicine through the establishment of hospitals in 19th-century London and Madrid. PhD London (UCL History)

Walford, Rex. The Anglican church in Middlesex, 1918-45. PhD Anglia Polytechnic (History)

Walke, Jennifer. Pyschiatric patients and their treatment at Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1930-83. MPhil/PhD London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Warren, Ian. The gentry, the nobility, and London residence c.1600-1675. DPhil Oxford (Modern History)

Webb, Cliff. Geographical and social origins of London apprentices, 1580-1780. MPhil Roehampton (History) - suspended

Webber, Megan. Agency of London beneficiaries, 1688-1830. PhD Hertfordshire (History)

Woodall, Ann. The London residuum in the ideologies of Karl Marx and William Booth. PhD London Metropolitan (Economics)

Woodcock, Sally. Charles Robertson, London colourman and the supply of painting materials, 1820-1920. PhD Cambridge (History)

Woolven, Robin. The regional system of government in London, 1938-45. MPhil/PhD London (CCBH/IHR)

Wright, Catherine. The Dutch in London: connections and identities, c.1660-c.1720. PhD London (CMH/IHR)

Yoji, Hajime. The London gold commodity market in the British monetary structure prior to World War I. PhD Manchester (History)

 

 

Theses recently awarded

 (Please consult the Bibliography of British and Irish History for theses awarded before 2006: Alphabetical list of theses by author; chronological list by date of award)

Allwright, Lucy. The war on London: defending the city from the war in the air, 1932-43. PhD Warwick (History), 2011

Almeroth-Williams, Thomas. City of beasts: the impact of quadrupeds in Hanoverian London. MA York (History), 2010

Ashbee, Jeremy A. The Tower of London as a royal residence. PhD London, 2006

Baker, Graham J. Eugenics and Christian mission. Charitable welfare in transition: London and New York, c.1865-1940. DPhil Oxford (Modern History), 2012

Banks-Conney, Diana. Labour, politics and culture in two London boroughs, 1890-1914.PhD Greenwich, 2006

Bayley, Trevor. The London Charity Organisation Society, 1869-1914: a critical examination of the extent to which its district committees' work and practices conformed with 'classic' charity organisation society principles. PhD Edge Hill (History), 2009

Beaumont, Casey. Barking abbey and its saints c.950-1100. PhD Liverpool (History), 2011

Bird, Samantha. Stepney from the outbreak of the First World War to the Festival of Britain, 1914-51: a profile of a London borough during the first half of the 20th century. PhD London Metropolitan (Humanities), 2009

Blakemore, Richard. The London and Thames maritime community during the British civil wars, 1640-9. PhD Cambridge (History), 2012

Boorman, Francis C. The political space of Chancery Lane, c.1760-1815. PhD London (IHR), 2013

Bowtell, Ann. A medieval London hospital: Elsyngspital, 1330-1536. PhD London (RHUL History), 2010

Boys,  Jayne E. E. Periodical foreign news printed in London in the early 17th century. PhD Kent, 2009

Bradley, Katharine. Poverty and philanthropy in East London, 1918-59: the university settlements and the urban working classes. PhD London (IHR CCBH), 2006

Branch, Laura. Faith and fraternity: the London livery companies and the Reformation c.1510-1603. PhD Warwick (History), 2011

Bresalier, Michael C. Transforming flu: medical science and the making of a virus disease in London, 1890-1939. PhD Cambridge, 2010

Butler, Toby. Popular memory and urban restructuring: London's riverscapes, 1960-2000. PhD London (RHUL Geography), 2007

Campkin, Ben. Dirt, blight and regeneration: a study of urban change in London. PhD London (UCL Geography), 2009

Carney, Sophie L. The Queen’s House at Greenwich: the material cultures of the courts of Queen Anna of Denmark and Queen Henrietta Maria, 1603-69. PhD Roehampton (History), 2013

Carter, Harold. The life and death of Old Labour: collective action and social cohesion in Sheffield and Southwark, 1945-97. DPhil Oxford, 2005

Chase, Alistair. 'Out of a storm of words': the linguistic imagination of the London Blitz: self-texts 1940-2008. MA Kent (History), 2008

Chojnacki, Pawel. The making of 'Polish London' through everyday life, 1956-76. PhD London, 2009

Cohen, Lawrence. A study in institutionalism: the Jewish children's orphanage at Norwood. PhD Southampton, 2010

Colson, Justin. Communities of parish and neighbourhood in 15th-century London. PhD London (RHUL History), 2011

Coulton, Richard X. Curiosity, commerce and conversation in the writing of London horticulturalists during the early eighteenth century. PhD London, 2005

Cranwell, Keith. Play organisations and the out-of-school child in London, 1860-1914. PhD London (Inst. of Education), 2008

Crone, R. H. Violence and entertainment in nineteenth-century London. PhD Cambridge, 2006

Davidson, Ruth. Citizens at last: women's political culture and civil society, Croydon and East Surrey, 1914-39. PhD London, 2010

Dishon, Dale. South Kensington's forgotten palace: the 1862 International Exhibition building. PhD London, 2006

Ditchburn, Pamela J. The history of Tiger Kloof, 1904-56: a London Missionary Society education institution in southern Africa. PhD London, 2008

Dixon, Simon. Quaker communities in London, 1667-c.1714. PhD London (RHUL History), 2006

Dobraszczyk, Paul. Into the Belly of the Beast: exploring London's sanitary spaces, 1848-68. PhD Reading (History of Art and Architecture), 2006 lulupabs@fish.co.uk

Doderer-Winkler, Melanie. The private amusements of the aristocracy in eighteenth-century London. DPhil Sussex (History of Art), 2009

Drake, Julia E. Black migration and community formation: the remaking of Brixton and Notting Hill, 1958-81. PhD London (UCL History), 2009

Dube, Z.L. The London Stock Exchange: a new institutionalist analysis. PhD Glamorgan, 2008

Easterby-Smith, Sarah. Cultivating commerce: connoisseurship, botany and the plant trade in London and Paris, c.1760-c.1815. PhD Warwick (History), 2010

Evans, Bonnie L. Mental defectives, childhood psychotics and the origins of autism research at the Maudsley Hospital, 1913-83. PhD Cambridge, 2010

Farooq, Jennifer. London sermon culture, 1702-63. PhD Reading (History), 2008

Field, Jacob. Reactions and responses to the Great Fire: London and England in the later 17th century. PhD Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2008

Fisher, F. E. In public, in private: design and modernisation in the London public house, 1872-1902. PhD Kingston, 2007

Fogel, Lauren. Jewish converts to Christianity in medieval London. PhD London (RHUL History), 2006

Fountain, Christopher. 'The lamb and the warrior': manhood, militarism and the diocese of London, 1890-1914. PhD Open (Religious Studies), 2012

Fox, Christine. The royal almshouse at Westminster, c.1500-c.1600. PhD London (RHUL History), 2012 EThOS

Gaertner, Niko. Operation Pied Piper: the wartime evacuation of schoolchildren from London and Berlin, 1938-45. Ph.D London (Institute of Education), 2011

George, Claire. Topical portrait print advertising in London newspapers and The Term catalogues, 1660-1714. PhD Durham, 2006

Giles, Audrey. Railway influence in Kingston upon Thames: paternalism, 'welfarism' and 19th-century society, 1838-1912. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences), 2007

Grey, Drew. Summary justice and social relations in the City of London, c. 1750-1839. PhD Northampton (History), 2006

Hannikainen, Matti O. The Greening of London - The Development of Public Green Spaces in Camden and Southwark from the mid-1920s to the late 1990s. PhD University of Helsinki (History), 2014.

Harwood, Elain. 'Reviving a great sector of London to the benefit of the community': the London County Council's rebuilding of the South Bank as a cultural quarter, 1945-76. PhD Bristol, 2009

Hassett, Brenna. Changing world, changing lives: child health and enamel hypoplasia in post-medieval London. PhD London (Inst. of Archaeology), 2011

Hawkins, Susan. Myth and reality: uncovering and discovering the nurses of St George's Hospital, London 1850-1900. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences), 2007

Haynes, Jennifer. Sanitary ladies and friendly visitors: women public health officers in London c.1890-1960. PhD London, 2006

Heller, Benjamin. Leisure and pleasure in 18th-century London society: an agent-centred approach. DPhil Oxford, 2009

Henderson, Robert. Vladimir Burtsev and the Russian revolutionary emigration: surveillance of foreign political refugees in London, 1891-1905. PhD London, 2009

Hillier, Joseph. Constructing London's water supply: a study of engineering and modernity. PhD London (UCL Geography), 2009

Hitchman, Valerie. Omnia bene or ruinosa? The condition of the parish churches in and around London and Westminster, c.1603-77. MPhil Southampton Solent (History), 2008

Holder, Nicholas. The medieval friaries of London: a topographic and archaeological history, before and after the Dissolution. PhD London (RHUL History), 2011

Hovland, Stephanie. Apprenticeship in later medieval London, c. 1300-c.1530. PhD London (RHUL History), 2006

Jenkin, Anna C. Living with London's mad, 1740-1800. MSc Oxford, 2012

Johnson, Malcolm. The parochial economics of Anglican burial in the two cities of London and Westminster from 1666. PhD London (KCL History), 2011

Jones, Janet. The nunneries of London and its environs, 1100-1400. MPhil London (Birkbeck History), 2009 lucky@janetjones.worldonline.co.uk

Jones, Michael. The creation and evolution of the London regiment, 1908-18. MPhil Birmingham, 1999

Kanakamedala, Prathibha. The staging of slavery in London's theatre, 1768-1865. DPhil Sussex, 2008

Khan, Soraya F. Monet at the Savoy Hotel and the London fogs, 1899-1901. PhD Birmingham, 2011

Kingsfield Magee, David S. Popular periodicals, common readers and the 'grand march of intellect' in London, 1819-34. DPhil Oxford, 2008

Knoer, Katie L. Institutional identity in the 15th-century cartulary of the Priory of Holy Trinity, Aldgate. Oxford M.St., 2013

Laite, Julia A. Prostitution in London, 1885-1930. PhD Cambridge (History), 2008

Landes, Jordan. The role of London in the creation of a Quaker transatlantic community in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. PhD London (CMH/IHR), 2011

Latham, Mark. The London Bridge Improvement Act of 1756: a study of early modern urban finance and improvement. PhD Leicester (Urban History), 2009

Law, John. Automobility and the expanding metropolis: motoring culture and the growth of London, 1925-39. PhD London (RHUL Geography), 2010

Le Rossignol, Peter. Silver manufacture in London c.1680--c.1750: technique and innovation. DPhil Sussex (History of Art), 2008

Ledfors, Jennifer. The London parish and church of St Dunstan in the East, c.1450-1550. PhD London (RHUL History) 2012

Lim, Lemy S. The reception of women pianists in London, 1950-60. PhD City, 2010

Loggie, Valerie A. Soho depicted: prints, drawings and watercolours of Matthew Boulton, his manufactory and estate, 1760-1809. PhD Birmingham, 2011

López Galviz, Carlos Andrés. Polis of the metro: the introduction of the city railway in 19th-century Paris and London. PhD London (CMH/IHR), 2009

McEwan, John. Medieval London: the development of a civic political community, c.1100-1300. PhD London (RHUL History), 2007

Makepeace, Margaret. Business and benevolence: the East India Company's management of its London warehouse labourers, 1800-58. PhD Leicester (History), 2008

Manktelow, Emily. Missionary families and the formation of the missionary enterprise: the London Missionary Society and the family, 1795-1875. PhD London, 2010

Marchant, Joanna. How did London's museums influence civic identities through the shaping of cultural environments, 1851-1951? PhD London (CMH/IHR), 2012

Marsh, David J. E. The gardens and gardeners of later Stuart London. PhD London (Birkbeck History), 2005

Martin, Claire. Transport for London, 1250-1550. PhD London (RHUL History), 2008

Matheson, Julia. Common ground: hoticulture and the cultivation of open space in the East End of London, 1840-1900. PhD Open (History), 2010

Meier, Henry. Smallpox in Stuart London: causes and effects of an emerging disease. DPhil Oxford, 2009

Merli, Paola. Opera houses and cultural policy since 1945: a comparative study of La Scala, Milan and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. PhD De Montfort (Humanities), 2007

Metzler, Tobias. Jews in the metropolis: urban Jewish cultures in London, Berlin and Paris, 1880-1940. PhD Southampton (History), 2008

Morris, Simon. New roads in London, c.1750-1840: motivations and constraints. PhD London (Birkbeck Geography), 2006

Noble, Malcolm M. Policy and policymaking in local government. Re-visiting the I.L.E.A.: a study of the Inner London Education Authority (I.L.E.A.), 1964-90. PhD London (Institute of Education), 2011

Nye, James. The Company Promoter in London 1877-1914: 'Aut Caesar aut Nullus'. PhD London (KCL), 2011 james.nye@kcl.ac.uk

Painting-Stubbs, Clare. Abraham Fleming, writer, cleric and preacher in Elizabethan and Jacobean London. PhD London (RHUL History), 2012

Payne, Dianne. Children of the poor in London, 1700-80. PhD Hertfordshire (History), 2007

Payne, Joyce I. The London Film-Makers' Co-operative. PhD Open (History), 2010

Pieren, Kathrin. Migration and identity constructions in the metropolis: the representation of Jewish heritage in London between 1887 and 1956. PhD London (CMH/IHR), 2011

Pierse, Simon J. Group exhibitions of Australian painting and Australian artists in London, 1953-65. PhD Aberystwyth, 2008

Prior, Marie. Style, perception and identity: the Gothic bridge in London and York, c.1730-1881. PhD York (History of Art), 2008

Pryor, Alan. Politics and economics in the London sugar trade, 1670-1904. MPhil Essex (History), 2007

Pryor, Alan. The history of the London brewing trade, 1750-1850. PhD Essex (History), 2012

Pugliano, Valentina. Botanical artisans: apothecaries and the study of nature in Venice and London, 1550-1630. DPhil Oxford (Modern History), 2012

Pytches, Revd Peter. The development of Anglican evangelicalism in London 1736-1836, with speical reference to the Revd John Newton. MPhil Open (Religious Studies), 2007

Radford, Alan. An enquiry into the abolition of the Inner London Education Authority (1964-88), with particular reference to politics and policy-making. PhD Bath, 2009

Ramirez, George M. Evoking antiquity: Nicholas Hawksmoor's drawings and his design process for the London churches. PhD Cambridge, 2010

Raub, Jenifer. 'Sarum' liturgical printing in Tudor London. PhD London (RHUL Music), 2011

Reading, Pamela F. Reluctant reformers? Politics and society in Kingston upon Thames, 1830-1900. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences), 2008

Reinke-Williams, Tim. The negotiation and fashioning of female honour in early modern London, 1560-1690. PhD Warwick (History), 2007

Richards, Fleur L. Warden. Gender and space in early modern London, c.1660-1710. DPhil Oxford (Modern History), 2006

Richmond, Sarah. Philanthropy, entrepreneurship and transnational exchange: women's campaigns for employment in London and Berlin, 1859-1900. PhD Nottingham (History), 2011

Robinson, Philip. Mayoral pageantry and early modern London, 1505-39. PhD Exeter, 2009

Rueger, David. 'Establishing their mysteries': vulgarisation, piracy and the medical marketplace in late 17th-century London. MSc Oxford, 2012

Russell, Quentin. The Greek community in Victorian London: identity, communication and assimilation. PhD London (RHUL History), 2011

Sandes, Caroline A. The conservation and presentation of 'fragmentary' archaeological sites in modern urban contexts: post-war redevelopment in London, Berlin and Beirut. PhD London (UCL, Institute of Archaeology), 2008

Sawyier, Anne K. The architecture of Selfridge's: the reflection of mass culture and the creation of individual consumers. MSt Oxford (Modern History), 2013

Shepherd, Anne. The public and private institutionalisation of the insane in late 19th-century Surrey: Brookwood Asylum and Holloway Sanatorium. PhD Oxford Brookes, 2009

Simpson, Philippa H.B. Exposing the British school: the rise of the Old Master exhibition culture in London, c.1793-1825. PhD London (Courtauld Institute), 2010

Slater, Stefan. Street sex fpr sa;e om Spjp 1918-39: experiences, representations and attempts at control. PhD London (RHUL History), 2007

Snell, Geoffrey. A forest of masts: the image of the River Thames in the long eighteenth century. DPhil Sussex (History of Art), 2014 Online access; EThOS

Sorge-English, Lynn. Staymakers of London: production, consumption and body transformation, 1680-1810. PhD Oxford Brookes, 2008

Spence, Craig G. Accidents and response: sudden violent death in the city, 1650-1750. PhD London (RHUL History), 2013 EThOS

Spindler, Eric. Marginality and social relations in London and the Bruges area, 1370-1440. DPhil Oxford, 2009

Stacey, Lorna. Gardens for the London child: the utilisation of gardens and nature for the physical, educational and psychological development of children in London, 1850-1939. PhD Bristol, 2008

Stam, Christine. Stereotypes and heroines: women on the London stage in British and European drama in 1914. PhD Surrey, 2009

Stanford, Terence G. The Metropolitan Police, 1850-1914: targeting, harrassment and the creation of a criminal class. PhD Huddersfield (Music, Humanities and Media), 2009

Stevens, John A. Colonial subjectivity: Keshab Chandra Sen in London and Calcutta, 1870-84. PhD London, 2011

Svendson, Zoe. Making space for practice: theatricality and the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, 1979-2002. PhD Cambridge, 2010

Swinbank, Christiane. 'Love ye the stranger': public and private assistance to the German poor in 19th-century London PhD Reading (History), 2007

Symonds, Matthew T. Grub Street culture: the newspapers of Nathaniel Mist, 1716-28. PhD London (UCL History), 2008

Tankard, Danae. Attitudes to death in late medieval and Reformation England, 1420-1560 (London and Home Counties). PhD London (Birkbeck History), 2002

Tierney, Elaine. Strategies for celebration: realising the ideal celebratory city in London and Paris, 1660-1715. DPhil Sussex, 2012 emailonline access; EThOS

Topman, Heidi. A study of the rise and decline of selected Labour halls in the Greater London area, 1918-79. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences), 2006 heidi@thehistorian.net

van Lieshout, Carry. London's changing waterscapes: the management of water in 18th-century London. PhD London (KCL Geography), 2013

Walker, Gareth D. Politics, religion and the 'London churchmen', 1662-89. PhD Cambridge, 2009

Ward, Richard. Print culture and responses to crime in mid 18th-century London. PhD Sheffield (History), 2011

Warren, Ian. The gentry, the nobility, and London residence c.1680-1680. DPhil Oxford (Modern History), 2007

Weedon, Coleen. ''Upping the anti': anti-fascism and anti-semitism between the wars in east London. PhD Reading (History), 2010

White, Matthew. Ordering the mob: London's public punishments, c.1783-1868. PhD Hertfordshire (History), 2009

Wilkins, Kathryn. Elite networks of the London Season: perspectives from the New Mobilities literature. PhD Durham (Geography), 2011 kathrynannwilkins@yahoo.co.uk

Williams, Timothy R. Immortalising the past: symphonic reception, idealism and canon in mid Victorian London. PhD Cambridge, 2009

Winter, Christine. Prisons and punishment in late medieval London. PhD London (RHUL History), 2013 EThOS

Wolf, Benjamin. Subsidy for serialism? Promoting new music in London, 1930-80. PhD London (RHUL Music), 2010

Wood, Robert A. Life and death: a study of the wills and testaments of men and women in London and Bury St Edmunds in the late 14th-early 15th centuries. PhD London (RHUL History), 2013 EThOS

Woodward, David. The changing social and occupational structures in the south-western suburbs of London, 1851-81. PhD Kingston (Social Sciences), 2012

Zaffuto, Grazia. The Crystal Palace at Sydenham, 1854-1914: education, leisure, commercialism and the shaping of the nation. PhD London, 2010

 

Other research in progress

 

Breward, Christopher. Shopping routes: networks of fashion consumption and display in London's West End, c.1945-1979. London Institute. www.consume.bbk.ac.uk/research/breward.html

Doolittle, Ian. The London property market before and after the Fire idoolittlehistory.com

Gordon, Susan E. London's city development and architecture, from the Celts to the present; The role of London's architecture, monuments and history in reflecting the nation and its culture; and Changes in London's transport, 1920s-1930s, and their impact on the city and country as a whole. Harlaxton College, Lincs. seg1738@aol.com

Highley, Christopher F. Gallows, prisons and chapels: the Catholic landscape of early modern London. Highley.1@osu.edu

O'Sullivan, Patrick. History of the Irish in London. P.O'Sullivan@bradford.ac.uk

Walker, Timothy. Residents of Clapham (Surrey) in the seventeenth century. One of the largest centres of merchant housing outside London from the 1640s and a centre of nonconformity with many merchants active in City politics and parliament. The research examines the connections between the residents, how they intermarried, and links this to the houses and inventories. tehwalker@uwclub.net

Wathey, Andrew. Church music in English towns, 1450-1550. (AHRB-funded project at Royal Holloway, jointly directed with Caroline Barron) A.Wathey@rhul.ac.uk

Whitehead, Chris. 19th century museum planning and architecture in London; and, the 18th century Anglo-Italian marble trade, particularly through the Port of London. CWhitehead@ueharlax.ac.uk