Professor Daniel Maudlin
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
2002 PhD, University of St Andrews (British Academy Studentship)
1996 MA Hons (First Class), History of Art, University of St Andrews
I began my academic career later than most, leaving my job as an Inspector of Historic Buildings with Historic Scotland to take up the opportunity of a postdoctoral fellowship with Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia (to study the homes of early Scottish migrants in Canada). Before Historic Scotland I worked for various museums and galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Scottish National Galleries and the Guggenheim Venice. At the end of my three-year fellowship at Dal in Canada I came back to the UK to join the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Plymouth as a Lecturer in Architectural History where I was Associate Head of School for Research, successfully leading Architecture's first research assessment submission, before moving to the department of History in 2014. Since then I have returned to my roots and, when not writing about old inns, have focused on developing heritage as a pathway for research, teaching, student careers and public engagement within History.
Association of Critical Heritage Studies
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
British Group for Early American History
European Architectural History Network
International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture
International Association for Study of Traditional Environments
Society of Antiquaries (Fellow)
Vernacular Architecture Group
Roles on external bodies
Editor, Vernacular Architecture, Taylor and Francis, international journal of the Vernacular Architecture Group
AHRC Peer Review College: History, Heritage, Design
International Advisory Board, World Monuments Fund, New York
International Advisory Committee, International Association for Study of Traditional Environments
Editorial Board, Architectural Histories, Journal of the European Architectural History Network, founding member 2010 – 14.
Editorial Board, Journal of Built Heritage
Editorial Board, Encyclopaedia of the Vernacular Architecture of the World
Trustee, Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Trust
Advisory Board, The Elizabethan House Museum (Plymouth City Council)
I am the programme leader for MA Heritage Theory and Practice. I also lead the heritage and public history modules on our BA History and MA History programmes.
Previous roles include:
Stream Leader History, Heritage and Theory Stages 1 - 3, BA Architecture
Programme Leader, M.Res Architecture
Programme Leader, MA History
Programme Leader, MA Eighteenth Century Studies
Staff serving as external examiners
Courtauld Institute, University of London
Department of History, University of Newcastle
Department of History, University College Dublin
School of Architecture, University of Cardiff
School of Architecture, University of Sheffield
School of Architecture, KU Leuven
Grants & contracts
2020 - 2022 The Rainbow Connection: Heritage in Safe Spaces, National Lottery Heritage Fund (£38,000)
2014 – 17 The Inn and the Traveller in the Atlantic World, Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (£128,526)
2016 The Inn in North America and the Caribbean, Institute of Historical Research (£2000)
2016 Taverns in the Mid Atlantic, John D. Rockefeller Research Fellowship, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation ($5000)
2011-12 The Invention of the English House, AHRC Mid-Career Fellowship (£36,124)
2009-11 Transatlantic Exchanges, AHRC Research Network Grant (£30,000)
2009 Transatlantic Exchanges, US Embassy Cultural Award (£3500)
2009 The Highland House Transformed, Scotland Inheritance Fund (£2000)
2002 – 5 Architecture and Identity on the Edge of Empire, Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship (£126,000)
Cornerstone Praxis Heritage Partnership Project Funding
2020 Saltram House, partnership project with the National Trust, NLHF bid in preparation
2019 A la Ronde, partnership project with the National Trust, HLF partnership bid in development.
2019 - Place House, Cornwall, KE with the Treffry Trust and Historic Houses Association
2019 Cornerstone Praxis, Higher Education Industrial Fund (£10,000)
2018 - 19 Mayflower Heritage Trails, National Mayflower Partnership, Plymouth City Council (£1.5 million public realm and digital interpretation)
2018 Cornerstone Praxis, Higher Education Industrial Fund (£30,000)
2018 Rame Peninsula Heritage Gateway, Heritage Lottery Fund (£248,000)
2017 - Powderham Castle partnership with the University of Pennsylvania and the Earl of Devon (REF2020 Impact Case Study):
2016 – 18 Tavistock Heritage, Trust, Cornish Mining World Heritage Gateway Centre (Heritage Lottery Fund, £1.65 million)
2010 – 16 National Trust KTP programme of postgraduate research projects for the Trust across SW region
2007 – 9 Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall County Council in partnership with University of Pennsylvania, Kress Foundation (£20,000)
2005 – 7 Strawberry Hill, Strawberry Hill Trust in partnership with University of Pennsylvania Kress Foundation (£20,000)
D. Maudlin, ‘Inns and Elite Mobility in Late Georgian Britain’, Past and Present, Vol. 247, May 2020, 34-76.
D. Maudlin, 'The Urban Inn: gathering space, hierarchy and material culture in the eighteenth-century British town’, Urban History, Vol. 46 (2019), 1 - 32.
D. Maudlin, 'History, Heritage and the Inn in the British Atlantic World', 'The Hotel in History: Evolving Perspectives', Journal of Heritage Tourism, Vol. 8 (2017), 1-20.
D. Maudlin, 'A Narrow View of Nature: the world as experienced through early modern travel maps', Picturing Places, British Library (BL Online, 2017).
D. Maudlin, 'Atlantic Architectures', Atlantic History, Oxford Bibliographies Online (2014).
D. Maudlin, ‘Interrogating Values and Assumptions: A Postmodern View of the Canon in the Classroom’, Architecture Beyond Europe, inaugural issue, 1 (2013), 1-8.
D. Maudlin, ‘Crossing Boundaries: Revisiting Some Thresholds of the Vernacular’, Vernacular Architecture, 41 (2010), 10-14.
D. Maudlin, ‘Habitations of the Labourer: Improvement, Reform and the Neoclassical Cottage in Eighteenth-Century Britain’, Design History, 23 (2010), 7-23.
D. Maudlin, ‘Constructing Tradition and Identity: Englishness, Politics and the Neo-Traditional House’, Journal of Architectural Education, 61:3 (2009), 51-63
D. Maudlin, ‘The Legend of Brigadoon: Architecture, Identity and Choice in the Scottish Highlands’, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, 20:2 (2009), 45-57.
D. Maudlin, ‘Modern Homes for Modern People: Identifying and Interpreting the Highland Building Boom’, Vernacular Architecture, 39 (2008), 1-18.
D. Maudlin, 'Architecture and Identity on the Edge of Empire: Domestic Architecture of Scottish Settlers in Nova Scotia’, Architectural History, 50 (2007), 95-123.
D. Maudlin, 'Thomas Telford, Robert Mylne and the Architecture of Improvement: The Planned Villages of the British Fisheries Society, 1786 - 1820', Urban History, 34:3 (2007), 453-480.
D. Maudlin, ‘Regulating the Vernacular: The Impact of Building Regulations in the Eighteenth-Century Highland Planned Village’, Vernacular Architecture, 34 (2003), 40-9.
D. Maudlin, ‘Tradition and Change in the Age of Improvement: A Study of the Dukes of Argyll Tacksmens’ Houses’, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 133 (2003), 359-74.
D. Maudlin, ‘Robert Mylne at Pitlour House’, Architectural Heritage, XII (2001), 27-37.
D. Maudlin, ‘Highland Planned Villages and the British Fisheries Society’, The New Town Phenomenon, Studies in History of Scottish Architecture and Design, IV (2000), 41-50.
D. Maudlin, ‘How to Make a Borders Box Bed’, Regional Furniture, XIV (2000), 1-3.
D. Maudlin, 'Anglo-Malay Furniture ', Regional Furniture, XIII (1999), 112-6.
D. Maudlin, The Good Inn: shared space and shaping place in the British Atlantic world (Oxford University Press, in press 2021)
D. Maudlin, Georgian Architecture (Oxford History of Art) (Oxford University Press, in press 2022).
D. Maudlin, Vernacular Architecture (Bloomsbury, contracted for submission 2022)
G. A. Bremner and D. Maudlin (eds.), Inner Empire: Architecture and Imperialism in the British Isles (Studies in Imperialism) (Manchester University Press, in press 2020).
D. Maudlin and M. Vellinga (eds.), ‘Volume One: Concepts, Approaches and Methodologies’ , in M. Vellinga (ed.), Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (Bloomsbury, in press 2020).
D. Maudlin and B. L. Herman (eds.), Building the British Atlantic World: Spaces, Places, and Material Culture 1600 -1850 (University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2016).
D. Maudlin, The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 – 1860 (Routledge, 2015; paperback ed. 2018).
D. Maudlin and M. Vellinga (eds.), Consuming Architecture: On the Occupation, Appropriation and Interpretation of Buildings (Routledge, 2014).
D. Maudlin and R. Peel (eds.), Traffic and (Mis)Translations: Transatlantic Exchanges between Britain and New England (University of New England Press, 2013).
D. Maudlin and R. Peel (eds.), The Materials of Exchange Between Britain and North East America, 1750-1900 (Routledge, 2013).
D. Maudlin, The Highland House Transformed: Architecture and Identity on the Edge of Britain, 1700 – 1850 (Dundee University Press, 2009; OUP North America, 2014).
D. Maudlin and B. L. Herman, 'Building the British Atlantic World', in D. Newall (ed.), Art and its Global Histories: A Reader (Manchester University Press, 2017), pp. 161-71.
D. Maudlin, ‘Early Colonial Architectures', in G. A. Bremner (ed.), Architecture and Urbanism of the British Empire (Oxford History of British Empire), (Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 19-51.
D. Maudlin, 'Politics and Place-making on the Edge of Empire: Loyalists, Highlanders and the Early Homes of British Canada', in D. Maudlin and B. L. Herman (eds.), Building the British Atlantic World: Spaces, Places, and Material Culture 1600 -1850 (University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2016), pp. 290-313.
D. Maudlin, ‘Cyma Recta: Palladianism and the Everyday’, in Palladian Design: The Good, The Bad and the Unexpected (Royal Institute of British Architects) (RIBA Books, 2015), pp. 30 – 43.
R. Brown and D. Maudlin, ‘Concepts of Vernacular Architecture’, in S. Cairns, C. Crysler and H. Heynen (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Architectural Theory (Sage, 2012), pp. 340-356.
D. Maudlin, ‘Telling Stories: Myths and Memories of the ‘blackhouse’ in the Scottish National Narrative’, in O. H. Turner (ed.), The Mirror of Great Britain: The Geography of British Architecture in the Seventeenth Century (Spire Books, 2012), pp. 261-281.
Reports & invited lectures
'Accretion: Architecture and the Spaces In-Between', Space, Cultures and Politics Research Group, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, 2017.
'Space, Mobility and Material Culture in the Atlantic World', Penn Design, UPenn, 2017.
'The Inn at the Intersection of Space, Mobility and Material Culture', Mobility and Space in Early Modern Europe, Oxford University, 2017.
'The Inn in Early Modern Urban History', Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, 2017.
'Understanding the Architecture and Urbanism of Mining', Mining Cultures and Environments Workshop, Brunel University, 2017.
'Travel Space and Travel Writing in the Eighteenth Century', Dept. of English, University of Glasgow, 2017.
'Roads, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain', Maps and Society Lecture Series, Warburg Institute, 2017.
'Rural Retreat and the Love of Landscape', Devonshire Association, 2017.
'Building the British Atlantic World', Open University: Global History podcast, 2016.
'The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture', Devon Rural Archives, 2016.
'The Tavern: Cultural Power and Built Space in the British Atlantic World, Space, Mobility, and Power in Early America and the Atlantic World, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University Paris-Sorbonne, Paris 2016.
'Social Space and the 'Principal Inn' Network in the British Atlantic World', Spaces and Places of Leisure in the Early Modern World, German Institute of Historical Research, London, 2016.
'Among the Trees: building inns and being British on the Early American frontier', European Architectural History Network, Dublin, 2016.
'A Narrow View of Nature: early modern travel itineraries, maps and inns', Transforming Topographies, British Library and Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, 2016.
‘Palladio and the Everyday’, Palladio and Palladianism, RIBA, 2015.
‘The Inn, the Traveller and the Atlantic World’, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Research Forum, Colonial Williamsburg, 2015.
‘Different Buildings, Different People, Same Place? Bringing Order to the Scottish Countryside’, Vernacular Revivals, Vernacular Architecture Group, Oxford University, 2015.
‘Impermanence, Time and the Vernacular’, New Light on the Vernacular, Isle of Man, University of Liverpool, 2011.
‘Landscape and the Containment of Modern Britain’, Traditions of Myth-Making, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Beirut, 2010.
‘Townscape, Tradition and the Suburbs’, European Architectural History Network, Guimaraes, Portugal, 2010.
Other academic activities
Chair, Cornerstone Heritage