Dr Alex Buchanan BA (hons), MSc, PhD, Dip. Arch & RM

Senior Lecturer in Archive Studies History


    Personal Statement

    Since 2007 I've held the position of Lecturer in Archive Studies at the University of Liverpool, having previously worked as an archivist at The Clothworkers Company and Lambeth Palace Library in London.

    I am Co-Director of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) and Chair of the Forum for Archives and Records Management in Education and Research (FARMER).

    I also remain active in the field of art and architectural history, in which I undertook my original MSc and PhD research at UCL. My PhD was on the pioneering architectural historian, Robert Willis (1800-1875). I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Honorary Electronic Publications Editor of the British Archaeological Association and a member of the Harlaxton Symposium Steering Committee. I am also a member of the Liverpool University Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (LCMRS).

    I have recently completed an intellectual biography of Robert Willis (Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Foundation of Architectural History), which explores the significance of his understanding of medieval architecture to nineteenth-century intellectual and cultural history, as well as to the modern discipline of architectural history. This was published by Boydell and Brewer in 2013.

    Funded Fellowships

    • Research Fellowship (Henry Moore Institute, 2009)