Professor Shepard awarded Leverhulme International Network Grant

Congratulations to Professor Shepard who has been awarded Leverhulme International Network Grant on ‘Producing Change: Gender and Work in Early Modern Europe’.

  • Principal Investigator: Prof Alex Shepard
  • Network Facilitator: Dr Catriona MacLeod
  • Start date: 1 Sept 2015
  • Length of award: 36 months
  • Amount awarded: £106,012

Involving Network Partners at the Universities of Barcelona, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leiden, Rouen and Uppsala, this network is designed to explore the historical relationship between gender and economic development.  More than simply ‘adding women’ to existing assessments of economic activity, it is becoming increasingly clear that attending to the relationship between gender and work demands a fundamental reassessment of the very nature of economic performance. Bringing together a broad range of expertise garnered through intensive local and regional research, this network is designed to seize a timely opportunity to foster extensive collaborative and comparative research on the multi-lateral character of both women and men’s work in order build a new paradigm for approaching modernization in early modern Europe. The network will lay the foundations for the broad comparative research that is required to overhaul our understanding of the early modern economy. The overarching goals of the network are to establish a conceptual framework for assessing work in pre-industrial Europe and to lay the practical foundations for pooling existing resources and for creating and comparing large amounts of data across regions and over time.

First published: 5 August 2015

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