Outputs

On this page you can find details of the project’s various outputs, ranging from academic publications to press releases and public lectures:


Forthcoming Talks and Presentations:

  • European Network for the Comparative History of Population Geography and Occupational Structure Conference, University of Cambridge, 25-27 September 2017: ‘The relationship between occupations and tasks: a perspective from the Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700, project’ [Jane]
  • Core Seminar in Economic and Social History, University of Cambridge, 2 November 2017: ‘The gender division of labour in early modern England: new approaches, new findings’ [Jane]
  • UWE Regional History Centre, M Shed, Bristol, 16 November 2017: ‘What did women do all day in the Tudor and Stuart South West?’ [Mark]
  • European Social Science History Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 4-7 April 2018: ‘The gender division of labour in rural England, 1500-1700: new evidence from court depositions’ [Mark]; ‘Women’s wages in the early modern south-west of England’ [Imogene]
  • Invisible Hands: Reassessing the History of Work Conference, University of Glasgow, 16-18 May 2018: Panel on ‘Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700: The Results’ [Jane, Mark & Imogene]

Past Talks and Presentations:

  • The CEMS Postgraduate Conference, University of Exeter, 15-16 June 2017: ‘Early Modern England’s Working Women’ [Imogene]
  • Devon History Society, Exeter, 5 June 2017: ‘Women’s Work in Devon, 1500-1700’ [Mark]
  • Habitual Behaviour in Early Modern Europe Conference, University of Sheffield, 1-2 June 2017: ‘The Working Day in Early Modern England’ [Mark]
  • Social History Society Annual Conference, UCL, 4-6 April 2017: ‘Time and Work-Discipline in Pre-Industrial England’ [Mark] ; ‘Was There a “Gender Pay Gap” in Early Modern England? Evidence from Household Account Books’ [Imogene]
  • Economic History Society Annual Conference, Royal Holloway, 31 March-2 April 2017: ‘The relationship between occupations and tasks: a perspective from the Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700, project’ [Jane & Mark]
  • History Department Research Seminar, University of Kent, 9 March 2017: ‘Women’s work in rural England 1500-1700: a new methodological approach’ [Jane]
  • Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, Totnes, Devon, 9 March 2017: ‘What did women do all day in Tudor and Stuart England?’ [Mark]
  • Ex Historia Postgraduate Symposium, University of Exeter, 19 January 2017: ‘The Household Accounts of Dame Philippa Gore: A Case Study Exploring Women’s Wages in Seventeenth-century Somerset’ [Imogene]
  • Axminster Historical Society, Axminster, Devon, 7 December 2016: ‘What did women do all day in Tudor and Stuart England?’ [Mark]
  • The Walronds Public Lecture Series, Cullompton, Devon, 23 November 2016: ‘Women, Work and Wages in the Early Modern South-West’ [Imogene]
  • Torquay Museum Society Public Lecture Series, Torquay, Devon, 22 November 2016: ‘What did women do all day in Tudor and Stuart England?’ [Mark]
  • History Department Research Seminar, University of Durham, 9 November 2016: ‘Women’s work in rural England 1500-1700: a new methodological approach’ [Jane]
  • International Symposium on The Organisation and Measurement of Time in the European Countryside, from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, University of Lausanne and Les Arsenaux, Sion, Switzerland, 20-21 October 2016: ‘Time and Work in Rural England, 1500-1700’ [Mark]
  • Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Bruges, Belgium, 18 August 2016: ‘Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700: A New Methodology’ [Mark]
  • The Walronds Public Lecture Series, Cullompton, Devon, 8 June 2016: ‘Women’s Work in Tudor and Stuart England’ [Mark]
  • Centre for Early Modern Studies Postgraduate Conference, University of Exeter, 26 May 2016: ‘Fate and Chance in the Survival of Early Modern Household Accounts’ [Imogene]
  • Teign Valley History Society, Christow, Devon, 10 May 2016: ‘What did women do all day?’ [Jane]
  • AHRC Network Conference: Gender, Power and Materiality in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800, University of Plymouth, 7-9 April 2016: ‘Of Domesticall Duties, or, Rethinking the Spatial Division of Labour in Early Modern England’ [Mark]
  • Economic History Society Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 3 April 2016: ‘Women’s work in rural England, 1500-1700: an approach based on incidental evidence in court records’ [Mark]
  • European Social Science History Conference, Valencia, Spain, 2 April 2016: Jane convened a panel on ‘Women’s work in rural north-west Europe, 1400-1800’ and presented a paper on: ‘Using incidental evidence from court depositions to document women’s unpaid work in rural England, 1500-1700’
  • Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference, at Queen’s University Belfast, 11 March 2016: Keynote Lecture: ‘So what is work exactly? Examining women’s and men’s work activities in a rural, preindustrial economy’ [Jane]
  • The Sampford Peverell Society, Sampford Peverell, Devon, 11 March 2016: ‘What did women do all day in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?’ [Mark]
  • Leverhulme International Network (Producing Change: Gender and Work in Early Modern Europe) Workshop, Churchill College, Cambridge, 18-19 April 2016: ‘Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700: Our Conceptual Approach’ [Mark and Jane]
  • Centre for Gender History Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, 8 February 2016: ‘What is “work”? A perspective from studying rural women in early modern England’ [Jane]
  • Gender, Women and Culture Seminar Series, University of Oxford, 26 January 2016: ‘What is “work”? A perspective from studying rural women in early modern England’ [Jane]
  • British Agricultural History Society Winter Conference, Institute of Historical Research, London, 5 December 2015: ‘So what is work exactly? Examining women’s and men’s work activities in early modern rural England’ [Jane]
  • Exmouth Family History Club, Exmouth, Devon, 26 November 2015: ‘What did women do all day in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?’ [Mark]
  • European Rural History Organisation Conference, University of Girona, Spain, 9 September 2015: ‘Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700: A New Methodological Approach’ [Mark]

Publications:

  • ‘Research in Progress Essay: Women’s Work in Rural England 1500-1700 – A New Methodological Approach’, Local Population Studies, 96 (Spring 2016).

Other Items and Activities:

  • In August 2017 Imogene wrote a guest blog post on ‘The Gender Pay Gap: An (Early) Modern Reality‘ for the Gender and Work in Early Modern Europe collaborative blog.
  • On 8-9 September 2016 Jane, Mark and Imogene took part in a Knowledge Exchange Workshop at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Sussex, funded by the project, on the theme of ‘Food, Cooking and Food Processing in Rural Households, 1500-1700’. For more details on the event see this blog post.
  • On 2 March 2016 Mark appeared on BBC Radio Cornwall to discuss the project. You can listen to the interview here.
  • On 27 February 2016 Jane wrote an article for the Western Morning News, a newspaper that covers Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. A version of which can be viewed online here.
  • In July 2016 Mark wrote a guest blog post on ‘Women’s Work in Rural England, 1500-1700’ for the Gender and Work in Early Modern Europe collaborative blog, providing an overview of the aims and methodology of the project.
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