Dr Christopher Currie, MA, D Phil (Oxon), FRHistS, FSA

European vernacular architecture and historical xylosiology; chorography

Christopher Currie was General Editor of the Victoria County History from 1994 to 2000, and Consultant Editor from 2000 to 2002. He was a contributor to several volumes in the Staffordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Sussex county sets, and most recently to V.C.H. Middlesex XII : Chelsea (2004), and was co-editor of A Guide to English County Histories (1997).

Research and publications

His personal research interests have included, besides local history, vernacular architecture and timber-framing, and he was elected President of the Vernacular Architecture Group in December 2007. Recent publications in that area include 'The Unfulfilled Potential of the Documentary Sources' ( Vernacular Architecture xxxv, 2004), and in 2006 and 2007 he gave two conference papers on aspects of timber-framing and its competitors in Europe. He has also worked on a study of terms for church buildings in the Liber Pontificalis and early-medieval inscriptions in various parts of Europe, and a paper was accepted in 2007 for publication in Historical Research .

More long-term subjects of research include the miscalled empire of Tristan da Cunha, and the comparative history and historiography of the other Londons.