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Date(s) - 02/25/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Garrison Hall 4.100

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Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History, British Studies Program, and College of Liberal Arts invite you to:

“The Social Topography of the Rural Community in Early Modern England”
A workshop by
Steve Hindle
W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research
The Huntington Library
Thursday, Feb. 25
GAR 4.100 | 4:00 PM
Historians of early modern England have become adept at reconstructing the social distribution of wealth and power in rural communities. Much less is known, however, about the spatiality of social relations in the English village. In this paper, Steve Hindle uses a unique combination of sources to map the patterns of employment, welfare and sociability in an exceptionally well-documented Warwickshire parish.
Dr. Hindle is by training a social and economic historian of early modern England, and he previously worked at the University Warwick, where he was successively Director of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Deputy-Chair and Chair of the History Department. He served as as annual reviewer of periodical literature for the Economic History Review, 1999-2004, and subsequently became Junior Editor of that journal in 2007 and Managing Editor in 2009. He currently sits on the editorial boards not only of theReview, but also of the journals Rural History, the Journal of Historical Sociology, Histoire Sociale/Social History and the Huntington Library Quarterly. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; and has served on the Executive Committee of the Economic History Society; the British Academy Publications Committee for Records of Social and Economic History; and the Councils of the Dugdale Society and the North American Conference on British Studies.
He is the author of several books, including The State and Social Change in Early Modern England(Palgrave, 2000) and On the Parish?: The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England, c.1550-1750(Oxford University Press, 2004), as well as coeditor with Paul Griffiths and Adam Fox of of The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England (Macmillan, 1996), and with Alex Shepard and John Walter of the festschrift for Keith Wrightson entitled Remaking English Society: Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England (Boydell, 2013).
Read more about Dr. Hindle and his work at:
Brian Levack
John E. Green Regents Professor in History and Distinguished Teaching Professor, and
Program Coordinator, Institute for Historical Studies, 2015-16
University of Texas at Austin
Please see attached to read about additional talks and events taking place during Dr. Hindle’s visit next week.
Free and open to the public. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email courtney.