Judith Spicksley

Dr Judith Spicksley

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Research and Enterprise
  • Institutes

Summary

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.

Book Chapter

The decline of slavery for debt in Western Europe in the medieval period

Spicksley, J. (2014). The decline of slavery for debt in Western Europe in the medieval period. In S. Cavaciocchi (Ed.), Schiavitù e servaggio nell’economia europea SECC. XI-XVIII, 465-486. Firenze University Press

Never-married women and credit in early modern England

Spicksley, J. M. (2018). Never-married women and credit in early modern England. In Women and credit in pre-industrial Europe, 227-252. Brepols Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1484/m.eer-eb.5.115755

Journal Article

Contested enslavement: the Portuguese in Angola and the problem of debt, c. 1600–1800

Spicksley, J. (2015). Contested enslavement: the Portuguese in Angola and the problem of debt, c. 1600–1800. Itinerario, 39(2), 247-275. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0165115315000467

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.