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About manyheadedhailwood

Mark Hailwood is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Bristol

Workers of the Week: Harvesters

Mark Hailwood Although it officially wrapped up in autumn of last year, recent months have been very productive for the Women’s Work in Rural England project, with major publications coming out and new funding coming through. This means we will … Continue reading

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Project Update: New Outputs, New Funding, New Jobs!

Jane Whittle It’s been quiet on this blog lately, but behind the scenes a lot has been going on. This includes the announcement of new funding allowing us to expand on the original project! As a result we are looking … Continue reading

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The Project’s Findings: What work did women and men do in early modern England?

Jane Whittle The project blog has been quiet for a while – I’ve been working away on a series of articles from the project, Mark has taken up a lectureship in History at Bristol University, and the project has been … Continue reading

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Workers of the Week: ‘Ploughmen go whistling to their toils’

Mark Hailwood Our ‘Women’s Work’ project is at an exciting juncture: we have just reached the end of the data entry phase and attention now turns to the analysis and writing up of results. We will be showcasing these in … Continue reading

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Recreating Work Activities: A Valuable Visit to the Weald & Downland Museum

Mark Hailwood On the 8th and 9th of September (2016) our whole project team headed over to Sussex to participate in a ‘Knowledge Exchange Workshop’ with the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. In basic terms this involved us telling … Continue reading

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Workers of the Week: Family Fortunes

Mark Hailwood For the Women’s Work project this summer is shaping up to be the ‘summer of love (doing lots of data entry)’. At a recent meeting we drew up our wish-list of publications we would ultimately like to produce … Continue reading

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How ‘domestic’ was women’s work?

Mark Hailwood It has been a busy spring for the project team, presenting lots of papers about our methodology and preliminary results. It has been a valuable opportunity to develop our thinking, and now the dust has settled a bit … Continue reading

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Workers of the Week: Night Owls

Mark Hailwood In this latest instalment of our ‘Workers of the Week‘ series I’m going to depart from the usual focus on historic work activities from this particular time of year. Instead, I want to explore a seasonally inspired question. … Continue reading

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Workers of the Week: Winter is Coming

Mark Hailwood It’s time for another post in our recently launched ‘Workers of the Week‘ series, in which we highlight some appropriately seasonal examples of the work activities the project is finding. The focus this week, then, is on workers … Continue reading

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Workers of the Week: Autumnal Gatherers and Cider Makers

Mark Hailwood This is the first post of a new series – ‘Workers of the Week’ – that we are going to be running on the blog, designed to highlight some interesting examples of both women’s and men’s work activities … Continue reading

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