Monthly Archives: January 2020

PhD studentship available! This blog explains more

What’s available?

A three year PhD studentship is available to undertake research on ‘Work, poverty and coercion: pauper apprenticeship in England 1563-1700’. The grant covers PhD fees and a stipend of at least £15,009 per year full-time. It is available to UK and international applicants. To qualify you must have a 2:1 or first class (or equivalent) degree in History or a closely related subject, and have or be about to obtain an MA in History at merit or distinction level. A proven interest in the early modern social or economic history of England is a strong advantage. The deadline for applications is 14 Feb 2020. For details about how to apply

This blog explains more about the PhD project and the ideas behind it. Continue reading

Welcome and Thank you

Welcome to the ‘Forms of Labour’ project website and a big thank you to the European Research Council for awarding the funding necessary to do this research!

It is such a privilege to be able to expand on the research conducted in the Leverhulme Trust funded ‘Women’s Work in Rural England’ project. We hope that by collecting data from two further regions – the north of England and eastern/central England – we can create a national picture of women’s work in the period 1550-1700 using our innovative methodology. As before, we are collecting incidental descriptions of work from court depositions, and we intend to expand the number of work tasks (specific tasks undertaken by specific people) recorded from 4300 in the existing database to 15,000. This will allow a wider range of forms of analysis to be carried out. Continue reading