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Dr Keith Sugden

Keith Sugden

Affiliated Researcher, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.


Biography:

Qualifications:

PhD History, University of Cambridge, 2016.

MSt Local & Regional History, University of Cambridge, 2011.

MSc Analytical Chemistry, University of Salford, 1975.

BSc Applied Chemistry, University of Salford, 1972

Career:

2002-08 Group Research & Development Director, Reckitt Benckiser, USA.
2000-02 New Technology Research and Development Director, Reckitt Benckiser, England.
1996-1999 Director, Technology Licensing, Reckitt and Colman, England.
1987-1996 Head of Product Development, Reckitt and Colman, England.
1978-1987 Various roles in product research, Reckitt and Colman, England.
1972-1978 Senior Scientist, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, England.
1986-88 Visiting lecturer, Chemistry, University of Hull.

23 scientific publications.

4 patents.

Research Interests

The textile industry of England and Wales, circa 1500-1911.

Textile de-industrialization in southern England, 1600-1800.

The role of coal, water and wages upon the location of the English textile industry before the impact of steam power.

Socio-economic development of the Okanagan, British Columbia and Canada, 1881 to the present day.

Teaching

Part 1 Paper 9, The long industrial transformation, 1550-1850.

Other Professional Activities

Keywords

  • Economic, Social History
  • American History

Key Publications

Keith Sugden, 'The Location of the Textile Industry in England and Wales, 1813-1820', Textile History, 47, no. 2 (2016), pp. 208-26.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, 'Economic Development of the BC Interior: A Case Study of Occupations in the Okanagan, 1881-1921', BC Studies, 194, summer (2017), pp. 65-89.

Keith Sugden, 'An Occupational Study to Track the Rise of Adult Male Mule Spinning in Lancashire and Cheshire, 1777-1813', Textile History, 48, no. 2 (2017), pp.160-75.

Other Publications

Working Papers:

Keith Sugden, 'Clapham Revisited: The Transference of the Worsted Industry from Norfolk to the West Riding, c. 1700-1851, Continuity and Change, forthcoming.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, 'Economic Development of Interior British Columbia: A Case Study of Wages in the Okanagan, 1911-1921, BC Studies, submitted.

 Papers presented:

Keith Sugden, Sebastian Keibek and Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Adam Smith revisited: Coal and the location of the woollen manufacture in England before mechanization, 1500-1820, ESSHC, Belfast, June 2018.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, Economic development and the long run occupational structure of the Okanagan, British Columbia and Canada, 1881-2011, ESSHC, Belfast 2018.

Keith Sugden, Sebastian Keibek and Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Big data matters: Revisiting Adam Smith and the English age of manufactures, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, October 2017.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, The rise of urbanization in the Okanagan, 1881-1921, SSHA Conference, Montreal, November 2017.

Keith Sugden, Evidence from the Court of Common Pleas, 1413-1524, ENCHPOPGOS Conference, Cambridge September 2017.

Keith Sugden, Quarter Session Recognizances 1550-1820, ENCHPOPGOS Conference, Cambridge September 2017. 

Keith Sugden, Sebastian Keibek and Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Coal and Textiles, ENCHPOPGOS Conference, Cambridge September 2017.  

Keith Sugden and Roger Sugden, Economic Development of the Interior of British Columbia, 1881-1921, Workshop, The Impact of Rapid Socio-economic Change in the Okanagan Nation Territory, 1881-2031, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, June 2017.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, Economic Development of Interior British Columbia: A Case Study of Income and Wages in the Okanagan, 1911-1921, The Canadian Network for Economic History, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, June 2017.

Keith Sugden and Roger Sugden, Economic Development of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada: A Study of Occupations and Nominal Wage Differentials in the Okanagan, 1901-21. Annual Economic History Society Conference, London, April 2017.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, Economic Development of the BC Interior: A Case Study of Occupations in the Okanagan, Late 19th to Early 20th Century, University of British Columbia, Research Workshop, The Recent History of Occupational Structure and Regional Economic Strategy in Non-metropolitan Regions, Kelowna BC, June 2016.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, Economic Development of the BC Interior: A Case Study of Occupations in the Okanagan, Late 19th to Early 20th Century, The Canadian Network for Economic History, Ottawa, June 2016.

The Timing and Impact of the Mechanization of Cotton Manufacture upon Male and Female Employment, 1780-1830. The rise of adult male spinning, ESSHC, Valencia, March 2016

An occupational study of the textile industry in England, circa 1700-1825; de-industrialization in East Anglia and the switch to the North, University of British Columbia, 9th September, 2015.

An occupational study of the Okanagan Valley; A preliminary analysis of early censuses, 1888-1921, University of British Columbia, 9th September, 2015.

The division and geography of labour in the worsted industry, c.1770-1851; A study of Northamptonshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire, Pasold Research Fund Conference, 2015, Textiles and the Origins of Industrial Revolution: Linking Markets and Technique, Hertford and London, April 2015.

The impact of the mechanization of cotton manufacture upon male and female employment; A case study of Manchester c.1780-1840, Annual Economic History Society Conference, Telford, March 2015. 

The impact of mechanization in the English textile industry upon female and male occupations, c.1780-1851, Local Population Studies Autumn conference, Cambridge, 1st November 2014.

J. H. Clapham revisited: An occupational study of the transference of the worsted industry from Norfolk to the West Riding, Economic History Society Conference, March 2014.