Blog Index

Here you can find handy links to all the posts related to the project that we have written across various platforms:

Forms of Labour Project Blog

Experimenting with the Database – Credit Networks of Married Women in the Early Modern Rural Economy (Hannah, January 2023)

Freedom & Work Conference blog series (Various, 2022)

Schrödinger’s Training Clause: The Puzzles of Pauper Apprenticeships, Part II (James, September 2021)

The Missing 1550 Act: The Puzzles of Pauper Apprenticeships, Part I (James, July 2021)

New Ways of Working (1): Discussion and Collaboration Online (Jane, May 2021)

The Magiconomy of Early Modern England (Taylor, November 2020)

‘The Frolic of the Day’: Harvest Work and Forms OF Labour (Jane, August 2020)

The Pudding Pinching Heifer Heisters (Taylor, July 2020)

Money Lending; ‘A Notorious Usurer’ (Hannah, May 2020)

How the Black Death Reshaped Medieval England (Jane, April 2020)

From the Labour Laws to Basic Income via the Black Death and COVID-19 (Jane, March 2020)


Welcome and Thank You (Jane,January 2020)

History of Economy Research Blog (HERB)

Commerce in the Courts: Women as Creditors (Hannah, May 2022)

Between commerce and self-sufficiency: the farming and household accounts of John and Marie Coke, Herefordshire, 1607-22 (Jane, September 2021)

‘Forget not the feasts that belong to the plough’: Festive Work Relations in Thomas Tusser’s Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry (Taylor, February 2021)

Inventing a New Form of Labour: Early Indentures for Parish Apprentices, 1598-1630 (James, January 2021)

Balancing the Books; Household Accounting in Early Modern England (Hannah, December 2020)

Women’s work and the idea of housewifery in the memoirs of a Devon yeoman, 1593 (Jane, November 2020)

Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700

Workers of the Week: Harvesters (Mark, Aug 2019)

Project Update: New Outputs, New Funding, New Jobs! (Jane, July 2019)

Court Depositions of South West England, 1500-1700: A Digital Resource (Charmian, January 2019)

The Project’s Findings: What work did women and men do in early modern England? (Jane, March 2018)

Sickles, Scythes and Slaughter: Images of Work in Books of Hours (Jane, June 2017)

Workers of the Week: ‘Ploughmen go whistling to their toils’ (Mark, March 2017)

Recreating Work Activities: A Valuable Visit to the Weald & Downland Museum (Mark, November 2016)

Workers of the Week: Family Fortunes (Mark, August 2016)

How ‘domestic’ was women’s work? (Mark, June 2016)

Why do women carry things on their heads? (Jane, February 2016)

Workers of the Week: Night Owls (Mark, February 2016)

Workers of the Week: Winter is Coming (Mark, December 2015)

Workers of the Week: Autumnal Gatherers and Cider Makers (Mark, October 2015)

Finding Work (in the Archives) (Mark, September 2015)

Work in Progress (Mark, July 2015)

Did Women Work in Agriculture? (Mark, May 2015)

What is Work? (Jane, April 2015)