Category Archives: Methodology

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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Finding Work (in the Archives)

Mark Hailwood In a nutshell, the aim of our project is to gather an unprecedented level of information about women’s work in early modern England (1500-1700) by drawing on incidental information about everyday work activities contained in witness statements given … Continue reading

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What is Work?

Jane Whittle Thomas Tusser, in his Elizabethan farming advice book, Five Hundreth Points of Good Husbandry United to as Many of Good Huswiferie (1573) noted that women’s work ‘has never an end’, yet historians of women’s work have struggled to … Continue reading

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