Basic Biographical Information
Jonathan Finch, an expert in designed and agrarian historic landscapes of the postmedieval period, began his academic career at the University of East Anglia, completing his M.A. in Local and Regional History (1989) and his Ph.D. (1997) at the latter institution. He was briefly a part-time lecturer at UAE (1997–1998) before taking up a 1-year post in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Wales, Bangor (1998–1999). He was then appointed lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York in 1999; he is currently a senior lecturer in the same department. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006.
Though Finch’s recent focus has been on postmedieval landscapes, his initial research interests were more oriented towards commemoration in both the medieval and postmedieval periods. Changes in the iconography of commemoration before 1400, the impact of the Reformation on...
- Finch, J. 2000. Church monuments in Norfolk before 1850: an archaeology of commemoration (British Archaeological Reports British series 317). Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
- - 2003. A reformation of meaning: commemoration and the parish church c.1450-c.1550, in D. Gaimster & R. Gilchrist (ed.) The archaeology of reformation c.1480-1580: 437-49. Oxford: Oxbow.Google Scholar
- - 2004. Grass, grass, grass: hunting and the creation of the modern landscape. Landscapes 5: 41-51.Google Scholar
- - 2007a. Sacred and secular spheres: commemoration and the practice of privacy in Reformation England, in J. Staecker & C. Jaggi (ed.) Archäologie der Reformation. Studien zu den Auswirkungen des Konfessionswechsels auf die materielle Kultur: 195-210. Berlin: Studien zur Kirchengeschichte.Google Scholar
- - 2007b. Pallas, Flora and Ceres: landscape priorities and improvement on the Castle Howard estate, 1699-1880, in J. Finch & K. Giles (ed.) Estate landscapes: 1-18. Woodbridge: Boydell.Google Scholar
- - 2008. The Yorkshire Estate: people, place and the modern landscape, in V. Wallace (ed.) Great estates of Yorkshire: 3-8. York: PLACE.Google Scholar
- Finch, J. & K. Giles (ed.) 2007. Estate landscapes: design, improvement and power in the post-medieval landscape. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer.Google Scholar