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Overview

Overview

The Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 research program (OSB) is directed by Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Amy Erickson and Tony Wrigley.

Its primary goals are to reconstruct the evolution of the occupational structure of Britain from the late medieval period down to the early twentieth century and to encourage and promote similar work for other countries.

It has been designated a British Academy Research Project since 2007. Major funding has been provided by the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Isaac Newton Trust.

The OSB currently has 20 members including two emeritus Professors, three University lecturers; three research affiliates; three post-docs; four more senior researchers; one research assistant; one volunteer; four Ph.D. students and four masters students. Since 2007 the OSB has built up a network of international collaborators working on the occupational structures of 38 different countries on five continents who are committed to creating consistently coded harmonised datasets and undertaking systematic comparative work on long-run economic development.

A very brief history of the project

How the project has developed since its inception in 2000.

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Aims of the research program

Long-run economic development, international work, data infrastructure.

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Key findings and achievements

New perspectives on British and Global industralisation.

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Funding

Find out more about our research projects and plans.

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Management structure

We have a directorate, a mangement committee and an advisory board.

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Opportunities

BA students, Graduate students, Post Docs, Affiliates and Volunteers.

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