Dr Philip Morgan

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (+44) 01782 733204
Email: p.j.morgan@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB0.048
Role: Examinations officer
Reviews editor Staffordshire Studies
Webmaster
Chair, School Extenuating circumstances committee
Co-director Gascon Rolls Project
Contacting me: By email or phone usually works. I have two office hours on Wednesdays 11-1, but will see students at any timE.
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I did my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at University College London, and  submitted a doctoral thesis on warfare in medieval Cheshire, supervised by the late Professor Sir Rees Davies. Whilst at UCL I also worked as an assistant editor, first with the late Dr John Morris and then with the late Professor John McN Dodgson on the Phillimore Domesday project. I held a temporary lectureship at Queen Mary College, University of London and taught in a secondary school in Chippenham (Wiltshire) for six years before being appointed as a lecturer in local history in the department of adult education at Keele University in 1984. I was assimilated by the department of history in  the early 1990s. Whilst at Keele I have taught as a visiting lecturer at Liverpool University on the M.A. in archive administration, and have held honorary research fellowships there, and have held two Fulbright visiting professorships, at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1990-91 and at Westminster College Missouri in 2000-01.

  • Old Wine in New Bottles: English Gascon (1360-1453y) for the Digital Future. I am currently leading a Leverhulme Trust award of £250,000 for a two year project from 1 May 2013 with Professor Anne Curry (Southampton) and Paul Spence (King’s College London). It also involves the active collaboration of the Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3 and UMR Ausonius in France. At Keele the team will include myself, Dr Simon Harris (a Keele graduate) and Dr Paul Booth, an Hon. Senior Research Fellow at Keele.  http://www.gasconrolls.org/en/

            In addition to this I work on the following areas:

  • The gentry. The character and formation of the medieval English gentry, especially their cultural identities and attitudes to family and lineage.

  • Medieval warfare. The battle of Shrewsbury, 1403 is a current book project which reflects interests in the social context of war.

  • Chronicles. An edition of the chronicle of the Cistercian abbey at Croxden, Staffordshire.

  • Water. The cultural history of water across a long chronology from prehistory to the modern world, including ritual landscapes and practices.

     

    Some recent scholarship can be found on my webpage at  academia.edu

Selected Publications

  • Morgan P. 2016. Historical Writing in the North-west Midlands and the Chester Annals of 1385-88. Fourteenth Century England, vol. ix, 109-129.
  • Morgan P and Atherton I. 2011. The Battlefield War Memorial: Commemoration and the battlefield site from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. 4(3), 289-304. doi> link>
  • Morgan P. 2011. The medieval battlefield war memorial. In Ritual and space in the middle ages : proceedings of the 2009 Harlaxton Symposium. (vol. 21). Donington: Shaun Tyas. link>
  • MORGAN P. 2007. 'Cheshire and Wales'. In Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies. Pryce H and Watts J (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • MORGAN P. 2005. 'A Prose Narrative of the Lords Rushall in John Harpur's Psalter'. In Much Heaving and Shoving: Late-medieval Gentry and Their Concerns. Aston M and Horrox R (Eds.). Aston & Horrox.

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Morgan P. 1992. Domesday Book and the Local Historian.
  • Morgan P. 1987. War and Society in Medieval Cheshire, 1277-1403. Manchester University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Morgan P. 2016. Historical Writing in the North-west Midlands and the Chester Annals of 1385-88. Fourteenth Century England, vol. ix, 109-129.
  • Morgan P and Atherton I. 2011. The Battlefield War Memorial: Commemoration and the battlefield site from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Journal of War and Culture Studies, vol. 4(3), 289-304. doi> link>
  • Morgan P. 2006. Gentry culture in late-medieval England. ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 59(4), 841-843. link> doi>
  • Morgan P. 1998. Richard II. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, vol. 49(4), 725-726. link>
  • Morgan P. 1997. Gentry households in fifteenth-century Cheshire (Resident working organization in the late Middle-Ages). BULLETIN OF THE JOHN RYLANDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF MANCHESTER, vol. 79(2), 21-26. link> doi>
  • Morgan P. 1997. Political life in medieval England, 1300-1450 - Ormrod,WM. HISTORY, vol. 82(265), 133. link>
  • MORGAN P. 1995. THE DEATH OF EDWARD-V AND THE REBELLION OF 1483. HISTORICAL RESEARCH, vol. 68(166), 229-232. link> doi>

Chapters

  • Morgan P. 2011. The medieval battlefield war memorial. In Ritual and space in the middle ages : proceedings of the 2009 Harlaxton Symposium. (vol. 21). Donington: Shaun Tyas. link>
  • Rogers CJ. 2010. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Morgan P (Ed.). (4 vols.).
  • MORGAN P. 2007. 'Cheshire and Wales'. In Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies. Pryce H and Watts J (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • MORGAN P. 2005. 'A Prose Narrative of the Lords Rushall in John Harpur's Psalter'. In Much Heaving and Shoving: Late-medieval Gentry and Their Concerns. Aston M and Horrox R (Eds.). Aston & Horrox.
  • MORGAN P. 2003. 'Ranks of Society'. In The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (Short Oxford History of the British Isles). Griffiths RA (Ed.). Oxford University Press.
  • MORGAN P and Youngs, D.. 2001. 'The documentary evidence'. In Stafford Castle: Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-1998: Surveys. Darlington J (Ed.). Stafford Borough Council.

Undergraduate

I teach courses in English and European history in the period 500-1500. These include first-year courses on early-medieval Europe 950-1250, and second-year courses on the Kingdom of England 954-1154, Castle and Cloister in Medieval Europe, c.900-c.1250, Saints and Society in Medieval Europe, and English Radicals and Writers, 1350-1425, the Normans in Europe (all shared with Dr Kate Cushing) and Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine. I offer topics on the Princes in the Tower for the first-year core module, Historical Research and Writing, and History by Numbers, the Middle Ages on Film, and the Armenian genocide for the second-year core module, Sources and Debates. I teach one of two special subjects, one on  the reign of Edward II and the other on the cultural history of water.

Postgraduate 

I am currently supervising Harry Richards who is undertaking research on 'counter espionage in Great Britain during the First World War.' In recent years I have supervised an AHRC doctoral studentship, 'The Lords of the North-Sea World,' a study of early-medieval lordship, as also an AHRC collaborative doctoral studentship with Lichfield cathedral on ‘The Lands of St Chad.'  I have recently supervised masters' students working on the Isle of Man in the early middle ages, noblewomen in the early fourteenth century, toll-road collectors in the nineteenth century, and the introduction of computing into the NHS.

I teach palaeography and diplomatic  for masters' students.