Philip is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, where he teaches on the cultural context modules across the BA programme. He is also cultural context co-subject lead on the RIBA Studio programme. An historian by training, he was educated at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, the University of Sheffield and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He worked previously on a number of major research projects at the University of Oxford, Birkbeck, University of London and the Centre for Metropolitan History at the University of London, and was the Research Assistant for the Place, Culture and Identity research group at Oxford Brookes.
Teaching and supervision
- The City of London
- Urban expansion and development
- Issues relating to public and private space
- The history and politics of citizenship
Philip has published widely in the field of early modern English history, especially on the English revolution, the City of London and parliamentary record keeping. He has contributed articles to Historical Journal, Parliamentary History, London Journal and Huntington Library Quarterly, and is the editor of Proceedings in Parliament 1624, The Levellers: the Putney debates and co-editor of The Agreements of the People, the Levellers and the constitutional crisis of the English revolution.
Baker P, '"But private notes for my own memory"? Parliamentary diaries, parliamentary history and the politics of information in early Stuart England'
Parliamentary History 39 (3) (2020) pp.405-422
ISSN: 0264-2824Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Baker P, '"Londons Liberty in Chains Discovered": The Levellers, the Civic Past and Popular Protest in Civil War London'
Huntington Library Quarterly 76 (4) (2013) pp.559-587
ISSN: 0018-7895Abstract Published here
Vernon E, Baker P, 'What was the First Agreement of the People?'
Historical Journal 53 (1) (2010) pp.39-59
ISSN: 0018-246XAbstract Published here
Baker P, 'Radicalism in Civil War and Interregnum England'
History Compass 8 (2) (2010) pp.152-165
ISSN: 1478-0542Published here
Merry M, Baker P, '"For the House Her Self and One Servant": Family and Household in Late Seventeenth-Century London'
The London Journal 34 (3) (2009) pp.205-232
ISSN: 0305-8034Published here
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham
- Associate Fellow, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography