Vivienne Aldous has been a part-time lecturer in History at the University of Suffolk since 2009. She gained her BA in English Language with Medieval History at Sheffield University and completed an M.Ar.Ad. (Master of Archive Administration) at Liverpool University. After over 20 years as a professional archivist in London, Vivienne established a successful career as a freelance archivist and archive researcher and brings an unrivalled wealth of practical hands-on knowledge and experience of archival research to her teaching at Suffolk.
Vivienne’s main research interests lie in the early modern period, with a particular interest in local history and cartography. She is currently studying for a PhD centred on John Darby, sixteenth century Suffolk surveyor and map-maker. She enjoys Latin medieval and early modern palaeography and is also currently editing a volume of the manorial records of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk for the Suffolk Records Society in compliance with the J.B. Weller bequest.
Selected publications (see ORCID ID: 0009-0002-0262-7475 for full listing)
My Ancestors were Freemen of the City of London, (Society of Genealogists, London, 1999).
Registered Member of the Archives and Records Association