Early Modern Economic and Social History

Seminar or event series

Our seminar is interested in social and economic aspects of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, in any part of the globe. We meet in the Faculty building on alternate Thursdays in Lent Term and in Easter Term. The convenors welcome suggestions for speakers.

This seminar does not take place in Michaelmas Term. It is one of the contributors to the Core seminar in economic and social history

We normally have dinner with the speaker afterwards, to which all are welcome. 

Convenors

Martin Andersson

Jonah Miller (contact)

Craig Muldrew

Elly Robson

Joris van den Tol

Paul Warde

 

The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.

Events

Apr
28

Barbary Newton: An Absentee Slave-Owner in Late Seventeenth-Century England

Misha Ewen (Historic Royal Palaces)
May
5

Real wages and wages in reality: Lessons from a Swedish royal stud farm

Jonas Lindstrom (Uppsala University)
May
12

Family conflict, legal strategies, and women’s litigation in early modern Scotland

Maïka de Keyzer (KU Leuven)
May
19

The paradox of being poor, yet well fed and warm: Material welfare levels in the 17th and 18th century Southern Low Countries

Maïka de Keyzer (KU Leuven)
May
26

Illuminating Gender in the Early Modern Urban Space of Edo: A study on Edo Meisho Zue

Marie Yasunaga & Danielle van de Heuvel (University of Amsterdam)
Jun
2

The People, the State, and the Power of Local Petitioning in Early Modern England

Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck)
Page credits & information

Image: detail from Ox driver on the Isle of Wight by Lambert Doomer (1624-1700), British Museum collection