Dr Nicola Whyte


I am originally from Norfolk. I studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of East Anglia in the School of History. My PhD thesis, supervised by Professor Tom Williamson, examined plebeian perceptions and experiences of the landscape in Norfolk villages between c.1500 and 1800. I was awarded my doctorate in 2006. My thesis formed the basis of my first book, Inhabiting the Landscape: Place, Custom and Memory 1500-1800 (2009). Since finishing my doctorate I worked with Professor Andy Wood (UEA) as his Research Assistant on an AHRC funded project investigating custom and popular memory in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 2008 I was awarded a two year Early Career Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to carry out research on 'Landscape, Memory and Identity in Early Modern Wales'. I have also held a temporary full-time post as Lecturer in Early Modern History at Cardiff University (2007-08). In September 2009, I joined the University of Exeter as Lecturer in History.


Since 2009    University of Exeter, Senior Lecturer in Social History and Landscape History

2009-2010     University of Exeter, Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2nd year) 

2008-2009     University of East Anglia, Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (1st year)

2007-2008     Cardiff University Lecturer in Early Modern History (fixed-term).

2004-2007     University of East Anglia, Postdoctoral Research Assistant on ‘Custom and popular senses of the past in early modern England’ under Prof. Andy Wood (AHRC).

2001-2005     University of East Anglia, AHRB Doctoral Studentship.