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Jeremy Goldberg
Emeritus Reader



MA (Cantab and York), PhD (Cantab)

Jeremy Goldberg is a Reader in the Department of History and a member of the Medieval Urban Household Research Project. A native of Hull, he has been passionate about the Middle Ages since childhood. He joined the department in 1988 having previously been a research fellow at Clare College, Cambridge and before that a temporary lecturer at the University of Keele. His research focuses upon later medieval English social and cultural history; women’s and gender history.







Jeremy Goldberg has published extensively in the area of women's work, nuptiality, and the family in later medieval England, but his interests range widely within the fields of social and cultural history. Recent work includes articles variously on gender and space, children, guild drama and the social context of variously of a York Book of Hours. He is particularly committed to interdisciplinary approaches and is increasingly sensitive to the value of applying analytical tools derived from other disciplines to the reading of historical sources. He has recently completed a monograph study of a disputed marriage case from the court of York. Current work is focused on childhood and adolescence. Following this he hopes to write a book on medieval houses and the people who inhabit them and a jointly authored book on the York Corpus Christ drama.

Resources available for research students in York

The JB Morrell Library holds a good run of county record society editions of primary sources and offers Acta Sanctorum online. The Borthwick Institute for Archives contains an unrivalled collection of Church court records, a rich collection of regional wills, and substantial materials relating to diocesan administration. Additional medieval archival sources are housed within the City Archives, the York Minster Library, and the Merchant Adventurers' archive



  • The Black Death: Society, Economy and Gender in England c. 1348-1420 (final year Special Subject module)
  •  (final year Comparative Histories module)

Contact details

Dr Jeremy Goldberg
King's Manor K/185
Department of History
University of York
King's Manor

Tel: Internal 3945, External (01904) 323945

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