Research papers presented
Jane Whittle, ‘Home and work in England, 1500-1700’, Home and Work Roundtable, Royal Holloway University of London, 9 October 2019
Jane Whittle, ‘Rethinking women’s work in Europe’s preindustrial economy’, University of Edinburgh 23 October 2019
Jane Whittle, ‘Women’s work in early modern England: approaches and issues’, University of Oxford, Early Modern England Seminar, 23 January 2020
*Project Workshop on Labour Laws in Preindustrial Europe* Exeter 22 May 2020 took place in a virtual world due to Covid-19
Jane Whittle, ‘Women’s work in early modern England’ Roundtable on the History of Women’s Work in Britain, German Historical Institute, London 9 June 2020: took place as a Podcast 8 July 2020
Jane Whittle, ‘How free was women’s labour in England 1500-1700?’ University of Vienna, 16 June 2020: took place online
Jane Whittle, How free was wage labour in England 1500-1700 – Budapest Conference paper‘ WORCK Virtual Conference: Reconceptualising Wage Labour 16-19 September 2020
Jane Whittle, ‘Forms of Labour’, Sheffield University History Department – Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, online 18 February 2021
Jane Whittle, Social History Society Conference Plenary Discussion, Roundtable on women’s work, 5 July 2021
James Fisher, ‘”The Arts of Honest Industry”: Pauper Apprenticeship and Training for the Labouring Poor in Early Modern England’ (panel session In other people’s households:
children and youth as rural servants and live in apprentices in the past) -ELHN-WORCK Conference 2021, 31st August – 1st September, 2021 Vienna, Austria
Jane Whittle, Keynote Lecture at Women’s History Network Conference 3-4 September 2020: Rescheduled for 3-4 September 2021
James Fisher, a dialogue on how to control land and labour through accounting, part of the series Environment and Culture in Britain, 1688-1851 13 January 2022 an online forum hosted by AHRC-funded project at University of Leeds
Jane Whittle, ‘Women, men and the experience of work in early modern England’, Trinity College Dublin, 14 March 2022.
Jane Whittle, ‘The gender division of labour in England: sources and explanations’, École Normale Supérieure, University of Paris, 22 April 2022.
Project members are presenting six papers at the European Rural History Conference (EURHO) in Uppsala, Sweden, 23-26 August 2021, Rescheduled for 20-23 June, 2022.
Mark Hailwood, ‘Women’s work in rural England 1550-1700: the north and south-west compared’
Jane Whittle, Maria Ågren, Karin Hassan Jansson, Mark Hailwood, ‘Women’s agricultural work in Sweden (1720-1880) and England (1550-1700) compared’
Jane Whittle, ‘When were women and men paid the same for agricultural work? Gender and wage labour in English household accounts c.1500-1660’
Taylor Aucoin, ‘Gendered Dimensions to the Seasonality of Rural Work in Early Modern England’
James Fisher, ‘Compulsory apprenticeships: a labour allocation scheme in a rural English village c.1670-1750′
James Fisher, ‘Accounting knowledge and the management of farm labour in C18th Britain’
James Fisher – Beyond the Labour Market: A Compulsory Apprenticeship Scheme in a Rural English Village c.1670-1750 6-8 July, 2022 Freedom & Work
Taylor Aucoin – Enforcing Service under the English Labour Laws, c.1550-1700 6-8 July, 2022 Freedom & Work
Hannah Robb – Commerce in Early Modern England; Towards a Spatial Analysis 6-8 July, 2022 Freedom & Work
Mark Hailwood – Work Repertoires and the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Women’s Work in Rural England 1500-1700 Database 6-8 July, 2022 Freedom & Work
Jane Whittle and Mark Hailwood, paper in session on Measuring Women’s Work: Strategies and Challenges, World Economic History Conference, Paris 2021: Rescheduled for July 2022

Events and research papers forthcoming

How the Black Death reshaped Medieval England April 2020
Women’s work in early modern England July 2020