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November 2017

Alex Shepard, Childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain

16 November @ 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
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We're delighted to welcome Professor Alex Shepard (University of Glasgow) as a Visiting Speaker. This lecture approaches childcare as a form of work as part of a mission to promote a gender inclusive account of economic development. Focussing on Britain during a period of dynamic economic and social change, this lecture explores the ‘body work’ and labour relations involved in childcare provision at a time of relatively high dependency ratios and high parental mortality. Contrary to common assumptions that mothers have…

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Alex Shepard Masterclass

17 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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In the masterclass Prof Shepard will discuss some source materials (e.g. Old Bailey trials) which capture incidentally the allocation of child care responsibilities. This masterclass is open to all postgraduate students and members of staff. However, places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

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