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 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.

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

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

Sexe, esclavage et biopolitique: approche compar‚e

Spicksley, J., & Richardson, D. (2015). Sexe, esclavage et biopolitique: approche comparée. In M. Spensky (Ed.), Le contrôle du corps des femmes dans les Empires coloniaux: Empires, genre et biopolitiques (81-106). Paris: Karthala

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

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

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.