Bentham Project

Dr Oliver Harris

Oliver Harris

Research Associate

Tel: +44 020 3108 8398

Email: Oliver Harris

Research Interests:

Currently assisting in the preparation of a new edition of Bentham’s economic writings. Personal research interests: early modern antiquarianism; English and Welsh local history.

Recent Publications:

‘“Une tresriche sepulture”: the tomb and chantry of John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster in Old St Paul’s Cathedral, London’, Church Monuments, vol. 25 (2010: in press)

‘Antiquarian attitudes: crossed legs, crusaders and the evolution of an idea’, Antiquaries Journal, vol. 90 (2010: in press)

‘“The greatest blow to antiquities that ever England had”: the Reformation and the antiquarian resistance’, in Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen and Richard Todd (eds), The Reformation Unsettled: British literature and the question of religious identity, 1560–1660 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), 225–42

‘Jews, jurats and the Jewry Wall: a name in context’, Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 82 (2008), 113–33

‘John Leland and the “Briton brykes”’, Antiquaries Journal 87 (2007), 346–56

‘Polydore Vergil’s hangings in the quire of Wells Cathedral’, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History 149 (2006), 71–7

‘Marshmen at work: Dover Harbour, 1583’, Romney Marsh Irregular 28 (2006), 13–21

‘“Ye sute for ye Rype”, 1572: lawsuits and landscapes at Lydd’, Romney Marsh Irregular 27 (2006), 4–11

The Archbishops’ Town: the making of medieval Croydon (Croydon: Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, 2005)

‘“Motheaten, mouldye and rotten”: the early custodial history and dissemination of John Leland’s manuscript remains’, Bodleian Library Record 18 (2005), 460–501

‘Nyn Hall, Northaw: an alternative history’, Hertfordshire Archaeology 13 (2004), 99–100

‘Stow and the contemporary antiquarian network’, in Ian Gadd and Alexandra Gillespie (eds), John Stow (1525-1605) and the Making of the English Past: studies in early modern culture and the history of the book (London: British Library, 2004), 27–35