The Sheffield-based Intoxicants & Early Modernity project (directed by Phil Withington) hosts its fourth ‘sources workshop’ next week on Friday 20th November. This time the focus is on inventories. The four-hour session will include input from two expert speakers:
- Craig Muldrew (Queens College, Cambridge) is a historian specialising in early modern England’s market economy. An investigation of labourers’ probate inventories was central to his study of Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness (CUP, 2011) a technique summed up as both “simple and ingenious” by Jane Whittle, reviewing Muldrew’s work for the History Workshop Journal. [More]
- Jane Whittle is Professor of rural history at the University of Exeter and chair of the British Agricultural History Society. She co-authored Production and Consumption in English Households, 1600-1750, a work based on the study of 8000 probate inventories, and continues a particular interest in women’s work in her current Leverhulme-funded project which draws evidence from depositions, quarter sessions examinations, coroners’ rolls and household accounts. [More]
View event details (and reserve a free place).