Dr Judith Spicksley


Faculty and Department

  • Research and Enterprise
  • Institutes


Judith Spicksley began her research career in early modern British economic and social history, but moved to concentrate on the history of slavery 10 years ago. She taught the economic history of Britain and Europe at the University of York for seven years and has been a member of the Economic History Society for 20 years. Judith's main focus of research is on enslavement for debt, and she takes a keen interest in how ideas about indebtedness have impacted on legal and illegal forms of enslavement across time.

Postgraduate supervision

Judith welcomes applications from students interested in historical forms of enslavement, and in all forms of debt-related bondage in the early modern period.