Dr Jan Broadway
Jan is an unusual combination of early modern historian and software engineer. She has extensive experience of project management in both commercial and academic environments. From 2002 to 2010 she was Technical Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London. She now works as the lead consultant for Xmera, advising projects on the use of digital technology.
She has published extensively on early modern gentry society and the development of local and family history. A keen gardener and orchid grower for many years, her current research is into the development of commercial horticulture from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
Conference & Seminar Papers &c.
- The Use of Maps in County Histories 1576-1779
- Fleeting Fame: The Memorial Brass of Thomas Cole MP
- The Catholic Gentry of Warwickshire after the Gunpowder Plot
- The squire's dead hand: the influence of genealogy on the development of biography in Restoration England
- Why was the 'Survey of Worcestershire' not published?
- The overthrow of estate and credit: Bankruptcy Commissions in Chancery 1626-1640
- 'The Wheelers of Gloucester: A Provincial Family of Georgian Nurserymen', Garden History 44(1) (2016), 105-114.
- 'The Funeral Monument as a Forum for Women's Self-Expression in Early Modern Bristol and Gloucestershire', Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 132 (2014), 189-99
- 'Gloucester Gardeners 1650-1763', Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 131 (2013), 209-20
- 'Symbolic and self-consciously antiquarian: the Elizabethan and early Stuart gentry's use of the past', Huntington Library Quarterly 76(4) (Winter 2013), 541-87
- 'A convenient fiction? The county community and county history in the 1650s' in Jacqueline Eales & Andrew Hopper, The County Community in Seventeenth-Century England and Wales (University of Hertfordshire Press, 2012), 39-55
- ''Ocular exploration, and subterraneous enquiry': developing archaeological fieldwork in the mid-seventeenth century', The Antiquaries Journal 92 (2012), 1-17
- William Dugdale: A Life of the Warwickshire Historian and Herald (Xmera, 2011)
- William Dugdale: A Catalogue of his Correspondence (Xmera, 2011)
- ''The honour of this Nation': William Dugdale and the History of St Paul's (1658)' in Jason McElligott & David L. Smith, Royalists and royalism during the Interregnum (Manchester University Press, 2010), 194-213
- 'Unreliable Witness: Sir William Dugdale and the Perils of Autobiography' in Christopher Dyer & Catherine Richardson, William Dugdale, Historian, 1605-1686: His Life, His Writings and His County (Boydell, 2010), 34-50
- ''A True and Perfect Plot': William Dugdale's use of maps in the History of Imbanking and Drayning', Drowned and Drained: Exploring Fenland Records and Landscape (Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, 2009), 21-26
- ‘Agnes Throckmorton: A Jacobean Recusant Widow’ in Peter Marshall & Geoffrey Scott, Catholic Gentry in English Society: The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation (Ashgate, 2009), 123-141
- ‘Aberrant Accounts: William Dugdale's Handling of Two Tudor Murders in The Antiquities of Warwickshire’, Midland History (2008), 2-20
- 'No historie so meete': Gentry Culture and the Development of Local History in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England (Manchester University Press, 2006)
- ‘Additional State Papers Domestic for Charles I from the Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry (1625-1640) in the Birmingham City Archives’ with Richard Cust, Stephen Roberts, Archives, October 2006, Volume 31, Issue 115 (2006), 148-167
- Political Appropriation: Reading Sir Walter Ralegh's 'Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace' (2006)
- The Chancery Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry 1625-1640 with Richard Cust and Stephen Roberts (List and Indexes Society Special Series 34-37, 2004)
- ''To equall their virtues': Thomas Habington, recusancy and the gentry of early Stuart Worcestershire', Midland History 29 (2004), 1-24
- 25 articles, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
- 'The Probate Inventory of Phillip Greene, a Restoration Brickmaker in Gloucester, 1685', Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 121 (2003), 233-41
- 'John Smyth of Nibley: a Jacobean man-of-business and his service to the Berkeley family', Midland History (1999), 79-97
- ‘William Dugdale and the Significance of County History in Early Stuart England’, Dugdale Society Occasional Papers, Volume 39 (1999)