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Seminars

Seminars

The group runs a range of seminars.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series

Research seminar series run by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.

Sandwiches and fruit will be available from 12.45pm.

Convenors: Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk), Romola Davenport (rjd23@cam.ac.uk) and Alice Reid (alice.reid@geog.cam.ac.uk).

There are no forthcoming seminars at present. Please check back here later.

You may wish to view the archive of previous seminars.

Graduate Workshops in Economic and Social History

All talks take place on Mondays at 12.30 pm in Room 5, Faculty of History, West Road.

Convenors: Alex Wakelam (amfw2) and Jacopo Sartori (js2214).

There are no forthcoming seminars at present. Please check back here later.

You may wish to view the archive of previous seminars.

Quantitative History Seminar

Supported by the Centre for History and Economics and the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History).

Sandwiches and fruit will be available from 12.45 for a 1pm start.

Convenor: Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk)

There are no forthcoming seminars at present. Please check back here later.

You may wish to view the archive of previous seminars.

Additional seminars of interest to Campop members

Additional seminars of interest to Campop members.

View the archive of previous seminars.

# Thursday 5th October 2017, 5.00pm - Dr Anthony Hotson, Centre for Financial History and Darwin College
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 12th October 2017, 5.00pm - Dr Phil Slavin, University of Kent
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 26th October 2017, 5.00pm - Dr Lluís To Figueras, Universitat de Girona
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 2nd November 2017, 5.00pm - Professor Jane Whittle, University of Exeter
The gender division of labour in Early Modern England: a new approach with new findings
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

This paper presents the main findings of a Leverhulme Trust funded research project on ‘Women’s work in rural England, 1500-1700: a new methodological approach’. The methodology used aims, as far as possible, to mimic modern time-use surveys, by collecting incidental data about the types of work activities people were engaged in from court documents. In doing so it moves away from conventional approaches to the historical division of labour, which have relied either on didactic literature or records of wage labour. It also deploys a definition of work derived from Margaret Reid’s third party criterion, as an activity that could be replaced with purchased goods or services. The project has collected information about 4300 work tasks undertaken by men and women from three types of court document (church court depositions, quarter sessions examinations and coroners’ reports) from the southwestern counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Initial analysis shows that women dominated housework and care work, as we might expect, but their involvement in other areas of the economy was also high. Using figures that compensate for the under-recording of women’s tasks, women carried out 37% of agricultural tasks, 44% of tasks in craft production, 44% of food processing tasks, and 51% of petty commerce. Together housework and care work made up only 26% of the work tasks recorded for women. The paper will these findings, making comparisons with other similar studies of Sweden and SW Germany for the early modern period.

# Thursday 9th November 2017, 5.00pm - Professor Kevin Schürer, University of Leicester
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 16th November 2017, 5.00pm - Professor Emma Rothschild, Centre for History and Economics
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 23rd November 2017, 5.00pm - Professor Siân Pooley, University of Oxford
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available

# Thursday 30th November 2017, 5.00pm - Professor Ewout Frankema, Wageningen University & Research
Title to be confirmed
Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

Abstract not available