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Peter Larson

Associate Dean


  • Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University (2004)


  • 2020 Elected Fellow, Royal Historical Society
  • 2013 CAH Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.
  • 2009 UCF Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
  • 2009 CAH Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.


  • Books
    • Rethinking the Great Transition: Community and Economic Growth in County Durham, 1349-1550 (Oxford University Press, 2022).
    • Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1348 to 1400 (Routledge, 2006).
  • Book Sections/Chapters
    • "Gendered roles and female litigants in northeastern England, 1300-1700," in Litigating Women: Gender and Justice in Europe c.1200-c.1750, ed. by Deborah Youngs and Teresa Phipps (Routledge, 2022).

    • "Peasant Opportunities in Rural Durham: Land, Vills and Mills, 1349-1500," in Commercial Activity, Markets and Entrepreneurs in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Richard Britnell, ed. by Ben Dodds and Christian D. Liddy (Boydell, 2011), pp. 141-164.
    • "Rural transformation in northern England: village communities of Durham, 1340-1440," in Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death: Common Themes and Regional Variations, ed. by Richard H. Britnell and Benjamin Dodds (University of Hertfordshire, 2008), pp. 99-114.
    • "Local Law Courts in Late Medieval Durham," in Richard H. Britnell and Christian D. Liddy, eds., North-East England in the Later Middle Ages (Boydell & Brewer, 2005).
  • Articles/Essays
    • “Widow-right in Durham, England (1349-1660),” in Continuity & Change 33:2 (2018): 173-201.


    • "Village Voice or Village Oligarchy The Jurors of the Durham Halmote Court, 1349-1424," in The Law and History Review 28:3 (2010): 675-709.