Introduction to Historic England's Latest Research
Martin Daunton, Commissioner of Historic England, introduces our Latest Research feature, incorporating Issue 3 of Historic England Research digital magazine.
As a Commissioner of Historic England, a member of its Advisory Committee and an economic and social historian, I am delighted to introduce the third issue of Historic England Research, which showcases the wide variety of work undertaken in the heritage sector.
This issue looks at work carried out across the country into Sikh, Quaker and Buddhist faiths, highlighting how research is bringing a new understanding of heritage to both traditional and new audiences and indicating the importance of the reuse, renewal and adaption of faith buildings.
It also provides updates on partnership work which looks at the landscapes of Wiltshire and the North West, as well the much publicised excavation at Must Farm, jointly funded by Historic England and the brick manufacturer Forterra.
Professor Martin Daunton
Martin Daunton is Professor of Economic History and Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Cambridge, where he was also Master of Trinity Hall from 2004 to 2014. He was formerly Astor Professor of British History at UCL and President of the Royal Historical Society. He continues to write on economic and social history since the eighteenth century. He has been active in the field of culture as chairman of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and a trustee of the National Maritime Museum.
Martin was appointed as an English Heritage Commissioner in 2014. He sits on the Historic England Advisory Committee, is Chair of the Designation Review Committee and Deputy Chair of the Blue Plaques Panel.