Women’s Work in Devon, 1500-1700

Lecture at Mint Methodist Centre, Fore St., Exeter, EX4 3AT

Mark Hailwood – Women’s Work in Devon, 1500-1700

Mark Hailwood of the University of Exeter’s History Department has been involved in a national project on Women’s Work in Rural England and will be discussing the results of the project as they affect women in Devon.  Mark says that ‘the talk should serve as a guide to a range of sources that can be used by anyone interested in the history of work, and in particular will stress the value of depositional material, which survives in abundance in local record offices, for exploring not just work, but a whole range of aspects of everyday life in the past.  It will also touch on historical debates about gender roles, and will involve plenty of interesting material and examples from around Devon’. For more information, see the project website at https://earlymodernwomenswork.wordpress.com/.

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