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Heather Dalton, ‘When forsaken by my relations’: The Skinner Family
9 November, 2017 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Dr Heather Dalton is a Research Fellow in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. The focus of her current project is transnational relationships and family ties in trading networks in the 15th and 16th century Atlantic.
Although the idea of a trading network is commonly associated with economic history, it is increasingly understood that relationships mattered – that the efficiency and profitability of a trading network depended on the strength of personal ties between people. In investigating trading networks through the prism of extended family, the aim of this paper is to not only enrich our knowledge of trading communities, but to consider the nature of the family in this early period of European expansion, focusing on the case of the Skinner family of London in particular.