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Judith Spicksley

Dr Judith Spicksley

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

Summary

Judith Spicksley began her research career in early modern English economic and social history, where she focused on the credit activities of never-married women. She moved to concentrate on the history of slavery in 2007, looking at the history of enslavement for debt.

From 2010-17 she taught the economic history of Britain and Europe at the University of York before returning to the University of Hull to take up a position in the Wilberforce Institute. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Economic History Society.

Judith's current focus of research is a reevaluation of the institution of slavery in the long run.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use

Spicksley, J. (2019). Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use. In A. L. Capern, B. McDonagh, & J. Aston (Eds.), Women and the Land 1500-1900 (51-76). Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445208.003

'Work in countryside, cities and towns'

Spicksley, J. (2019). ‘Work in countryside, cities and towns’. In A. L. Capern (Ed.), The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe (135-180). Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429355783

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

Other

Slavery and student debt

Spicksley, J. (2016). Slavery and student debt. York

Single women and credit – what you didn't know about interest

Spicksley, J. (2015). Single women and credit – what you didn’t know about interest

Research interests

Early modern women's economic and social history; the history of slavery in the long run.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Servility and slavery in historical perspective: new ways of seeing

Funder

Folger-Shakespeare Library

Grant

£2,609.00

Started

1 August 2021

Status

Complete

Project

Redrawing slavery: debt, law, and the market in the process of enslavement

Funder

The Leverhulme Trust

Grant

£50,000.00

Started

1 January 2018

Status

Complete

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.

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