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The Department of History is home to a number of research projects funded by organisations such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Wellcome Trust.

Featured project

Forms of Labour: Gender, Freedom and Experience of Work in the Preindustrial Economy

The FORMSofLABOUR project is funded by the European Research Council, and runs from September 2019 until August 2024. It uses archival records to construct a new history of work that includes women and children as well as adult men. The project has three strands, examining the experience of work via a database of work tasks; rethinking the major debates surround women’s work; and collecting new evidence about the freedom of wage labourers in the preindustrial economy.

The findings will be published in two books and a series articles in academic journals which will be available ‘open access’ or free of charge.

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All projects

For research projects not listed here, please visit the research centres pages

TitlePIAwarding bodyYear awardedAmount (£)
South Africas Hidden War: Histories of Sexual Violence from Apartheid to the Present Emily Bridger Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 547,629
Genres of Political Writing in Britain since 1900 Richard Toye Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 31,821
Education, Justice and Memory Network Catriona Pennell Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 74,544
Warnings from the Archive: A Century of British Intervention in the Middle East Catriona Pennell Leverhulme Trust 2019/20 158,205
A landscape transformed: the reclamation of Exmoor Forest Henry French Leverhulme Trust 2019/20 106,650
Social-Cultural Approaches to Microbial Life in an Era of Antimicrobial Resistance Mark Jackson Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2018/19 94,998
Cornwalls Maritime Churches Project Garry Tregidga Heritage Lottery Fund 2018/19 39,976
Globalising Decolonisation Martin Thomas Leverhulme Trust 2018/19 148,824
Forms of Labour: Gender, Freedom and Experience of Work in the Preindustrial Economy  Jane Whittle European Commission 2019/24 €1,666,565.00
Living with Machines Jonathan Lawrence Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2018/19 217,525
Care for the Future V2 Andrew Thompson Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 787,493
Forging Memory: Falsified Documents And Institutional History in Europe c 970-1020 Levi Roach Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 171,936
Ancient Histories in the Early Modern World Freyja Cox Jensen Harvard University 2017/18 12,118
(R) Marsha Wubbels Studentship - A Healthy Interest: diets, exercise and ideal bodies in England and Holland, 1650-1800 Sarah Toulalan Wellcome Trust 2017/18 99,441
AHRC - Voyaging Through History: The Meanings of the Mayflower (1620 - 2020) Martha Vandrei Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 38,987
The Duchesse dElbeufs Letters to a Friend 1788-1794 Alexander Fairfax-Cholmeley Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 45,000
HERA After Empire Sarah Hamilton Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) 2016/17 106,869
AveTransRisk - Average-Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries) Maria Fusaro ERC - Consolidator Grants scheme (n.724544) 2017/22 €1,854,256.00
Wellcome Trust Centre Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2016/17 4,094,682
Demography Vs. Democracy: Population Control during the Emergency in India Rebecca Williams Academy of Medical Sciences 2016/17 44,835
Teaching And Learning War Research Network Catriona Pennell Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 37,248
Reflections On Centenary Of WW1 Catriona Pennell Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 39,147
Lawforms Nandini Chatterjee European Commission 2016/17 857,309
The Age Of Promises Richard Toye, David Thackeray Leverhulme Trust 2016/17 151,179
Afterlives of Empire: Thinking Forward Through an Imperial Past Andrew Thompson Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2012/16 842,171
Understanding Insurgencies Martin Thomas, Gareth Curless Leverhulme Trust 2015/16 116,833
ESRC Kristofer Allerfeldt Kristofer Allerfeldt Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2015/16 52,827
Cultivating Relaxation In Britain Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2014/15 148,407
Socialism Goes Global James Mark Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014/15 437,414
ISSF2 Wellcome Trust Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2014/15 787,489
Womens Work In Rural England Jane Whittle Leverhulme Trust 2014/15 231,307
French Music 1350-1415 Yolanda Plumley Leverhulme Trust 2014/15 139,469
Santorio Santorio Medicine Procedures Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2014/15 127,884
Troubled Waters, Stormy Futures: heritage in times of accelerated climate change Bryony Onciul Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014/15 4,491
Do Beards Matter Alun Withey, Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2014/15 163,785
Remembering The Mental Hospital Jonathan Barry Heritage Lottery Fund 2014/15 40,900
Lifestyle, health and disease: changing concepts of balance in modern medicine Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2014/15 100,000
Landmark Travels Garry Tregidga Heritage Lottery Fund 2014/15 29,600
The Cross Disciplinary invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940 (Fisher) Kate Fisher Wellcome Trust 2014/15 420,315
Backing Britain?: Imagining a nation's global economic future since 1900 David Thackeray Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 117,813
Magic In Malta 1605 Catherine Rider Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 187,065
Child soldiers in Africa: Historicizing the contemporary Crisis, c.1890-1980 Stacey Hynd Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2013/14 11,390
Victims And The French Revolution Terror Alexander Fairfax-Cholmeley British Academy 2013/14 210,562
Energetic: Stories of Change Nicola Whyte Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 36,889

For research projects not listed here, please visit the research centres pages

TitlePIAwarding bodyYear awardedAmount (£)
The impact of cancer diagnosis on close relationships Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2019/20 15,608
South Africas Hidden War: Histories of Sexual Violence from Apartheid to the Present Emily Bridger Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 547,629
Recovering Past Soundscapes: The Cachet of French Song in the Low Countries, ca. 1400 Yolanda Plumley Netherlands Instit for Advanced Studies 2019/20 13,500
Global Decolonisation and Rethinking European History Since 1945 James Mark Netherlands Instit for Advanced Studies 2019/20 13,500
The Flights That Bind: Pan Ams Hawaii route Henry Knight Lozano To Be Advised 2019/20 1,215
Genres of Political Writing in Britain since 1900 Richard Toye Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 31,821
The Crusading Diaspora: French Baronial Government in the Mediterranean, 1204-12 Gregory Lippiatt Leverhulme Trust 2019/20 24,295
Care for the Future V2 Andrew Thompson Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 54,488
Living with Machines Jonathan Lawrence Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 31,298
Education, Justice and Memory Network Catriona Pennell Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2019/20 74,544
Culture, Creativity and Health & Well-being Cluster Bryony Onciul The University of British Columbia 2019/20 6,605
Arts Council National Lottery Designation Development Fund RAMM Silvia Espelt Bombin Arts Council England 2019/20 1,500
Warnings from the Archive: A Century of British Intervention in the Middle East Catriona Pennell Leverhulme Trust 2019/20 158,205
A landscape transformed: the reclamation of Exmoor Forest Henry French Leverhulme Trust 2019/20 106,650
Ugandan Heritage and Youth Exchange Catriona Pennell British Academy 2019/20 19,854
BA SRG: Exporting Arson: Incendiarism as Protest in the Global Irish Diaspora Gemma Clark British Academy 2019/20 8,100
MiMus Yolanda Plumley European Commission 2018/19 28,846
Social-Cultural Approaches to Microbial Life in an Era of Antimicrobial Resistance Mark Jackson Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2018/19 94,998
Communities of Mourning Laura Rowe British Academy 2018/19 8,224
Cornwalls Maritime Churches Project Garry Tregidga Heritage Lottery Fund 2018/19 39,976
After The Storm: a Mosaic of reflections on rebuilding mental health Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2018/19 3,400
Devon Sustainable Food Networks Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2018/19 12,749
Generating Evidence of Wellbeing Outcomes from Community Engagement and Social Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2018/19 6,350
Globalising Decolonisation Martin Thomas Leverhulme Trust 2018/19 148,824
Popular Healing: Christian and Muslim Practices and the Roman Inquisition in Early Modern Malta Catherine Rider British Academy 2018/19 7,924
News in the Middle Ages Helen Birkett British Academy 2018/19 8,755
Turning Guests Into Hosts Matthew Rendle British Academy 2018/19 2,205
Forms of Labour: Gender, Freedom and Experience of Work in the Preindustrial Economy  Jane Whittle European Commission 2019/24 €1,666,565.00
BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant: Ancient Histories project Freyja Cox Jensen British Academy 2018/19 9,435
Living with Machines Jonathan Lawrence Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2018/19 217,525
In The Spirit Of The Laws Matthew Rendle British Academy 2017/18 238,178
Miss You Already Bryony Onciul Louise Ann Wilson Company Limited 2017/18 1,000
Open Access supplementary award for Professor Kate Fisher Kate Fisher Wellcome Trust 2017/18 1,600
Turning Guests Into Hosts Matthew Rendle British Academy 2017/18 239,769
Care for the Future V2 Andrew Thompson Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 787,493
Science Museum Secondment Fellowship Ayesha Nathoo Wellcome Trust 2017/18 25,919
Forging Memory: Falsified Documents And Institutional History in Europe c 970-1020 Levi Roach Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 171,936
Ancient Histories in the Early Modern World Freyja Cox Jensen Harvard University 2017/18 12,118
Postgrad Med Hums Conf 2016 Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2017/18 3,100
TRAUMA PATHWAYS Mark Jackson Medical Research Council (MRC) 2017/18 24,675
(R) Marsha Wubbels Studentship - A Healthy Interest: diets, exercise and ideal bodies in England and Holland, 1650-1800 Sarah Toulalan Wellcome Trust 2017/18 99,441
Disaster in the East in 1187 Helen Birkett British Academy 2017/18 1,200
AHRC - Voyaging Through History: The Meanings of the Mayflower (1620 - 2020) Martha Vandrei Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 38,987
Decolonising madness? Transcultural psyc Ana Antic Wellcome Trust 2017/18 28,155
Additional Award: The Re-Invention of Sexuality? Sexual Science Beyond the Medical 1890-1940 Kate Fisher Wellcome Trust 2017/18 1,600
The Duchesse dElbeufs Letters to a Friend 1788-1794 Alexander Fairfax-Cholmeley Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2017/18 45,000
Drinking Studies Network: Changing Drink Mark Hailwood Alcohol Research UK 2016/17 988
Do Nightlights Emissions Enlighten (GCRF) Stacey Hynd Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 62,670
HERA After Empire Sarah Hamilton Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) 2016/17 106,869
Socialist Medicine Dora Vargha Wellcome Trust 2016/17 47,082
AveTransRisk - Average-Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries) Maria Fusaro ERC - Consolidator Grants scheme (n.724544) 2017/22 €1,854,256.00
Wellcome Trust Centre Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2016/17 4,094,682
Engaging With The Early Modern Freyja Cox Jensen British Academy 2016/17 14,775
Children And Politics Ana Antic British Academy 2016/17 13,535
Trading Partners David Thackeray British Academy 2016/17 9,563
Wealth, Work And Credit In The Eighteent Katherin Paul Economic History Society 2016/17 4,880
Enduring Connections: Heritage In Times Bryony Onciul Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 13,294
AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme: Connected Communities Highlight Notice Bryony Onciul Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 23,816
Demography Vs. Democracy: Population Control during the Emergency in India Rebecca Williams Academy of Medical Sciences 2016/17 44,835
Teaching And Learning War Research Network Catriona Pennell Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 37,248
Reflections On Centenary Of Wwi Catriona Pennell Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016/17 39,147
Lawforms Nandini Chatterjee European Commission 2016/17 857,309
Care Under Pressure Mark Jackson National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 2016/17 172,626
The Age Of Promises Richard Toye, David Thackeray Leverhulme Trust 2016/17 151,179
Super Resolution Microscopy Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2015/16 10,000
The Grand Tour Of Mercantilism Maria Fusaro British Academy 2015/16 9,910
Afterlives of Empire: Thinking Forward Through an Imperial Past Andrew Thompson Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2012/16 842,171
Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2015 Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2015/16 1,600
Understanding Insurgencies Martin Thomas, Gareth Curless Leverhulme Trust 2015/16 116,833
Rowntree Business Lectures Alan Booth Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2015/16 337,604
Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe and Latin America in Global Perspective James Mark Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2015/16 75,779
Farming, Fishing and Food Supply in Devon during the First World War Henry French Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2015/16 15,602
Astrology Is Higher Than Medicine Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2015/16 90,003
ESRC Kristofer Allerfeldt Kristofer Allerfeldt Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2015/16 52,827
Imperialist Humanitarianism Martin Thomas Independant Social Research Foundation (ISRF) 2014/15 46,935
Cultivating Relaxation In Britain Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2014/15 148,407
Socialism Goes Global James Mark Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014/15 437,414
Apologies for Historical Wrongs: When, Why, How? Bryony Onciul Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014/15 5,788
Birth, Marriage and Sex in Eighteenth Century Wales Sarah Toulalan Wellcome Trust 2014/15 84,588
ISSF2 Wellcome Trust Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2014/15 787,489
Everyday Lives in War Henry French Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014/15 27,286
Womens Work In Rural England Jane Whittle Leverhulme Trust 2014/15 231,307
French Music 1350-1415 Yolanda Plumley Leverhulme Trust 2014/15 139,469
Santorio Santorio Medicine Procedures Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2014/15 127,884
Troubled Waters, Stormy Futures: heritage in times of accelerated climate change Bryony Onciul Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014/15 4,491
Do Beards Matter Alun Withey, Jonathan Barry Wellcome Trust 2014/15 163,785
Exewhirr Public Engagement Event Proposal Sarah Toulalan Wellcome Trust 2014/15 4,636
Remembering The Mental Hospital Jonathan Barry Heritage Lottery Fund 2014/15 40,900
Lifestyle, health and disease: changing concepts of balance in modern medicine Mark Jackson Wellcome Trust 2014/15 100,000
Health and Masculinity in Britain 1945-2000 Alison Haggett Wellcome Trust 2014/15 13,200
Landmark Travels Garry Tregidga Heritage Lottery Fund 2014/15 29,600
The Cross Disciplinary invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940 (Fisher) Kate Fisher Wellcome Trust 2014/15 420,315
Backing Britain?: Imagining a nation's global economic future since 1900 David Thackeray Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 117,813
Law and Society in Mughal India Nandini Chatterjee British Academy 2013/14 9,725
Subjects of law: rightful selves and the legal process in imperial Britain and the British empire Nandini Chatterjee Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 5,454
Birth Marriage and Sex in Early Modern Wales Sarah Toulalan Wellcome Trust 2013/14 84,588
An Investigation into Surgery and Surgically Altered Bodies in Early Modern England (ISSF seed corn) Sarah Toulalan Wellcome Trust 2013/14 18,130
Magic In Malta 1605 Catherine Rider Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 187,065
Scoping Study on Conflict Andrew Thompson Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2013/14 9,898
Imagining Markets: Empire, Europe, China in Britain's Economic Future Since the 1870's Richard Toye, David Thackeray Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 27,654
Child soldiers in Africa: Historicizing the contemporary Crisis, c.1890-1980 Stacey Hynd Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2013/14 11,390
Victims And The French Revolution Terror Alexander Fairfax-Cholmeley British Academy 2013/14 210,562
Energetic: Stories of Change Nicola Whyte Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2013/14 36,889
Brexit and the Regions: The Case of Cornwall Garry Tregidga Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 2013/14 10,154