Call for Chapter Contributions: Women in Business Families

Professors Jarna Heinonen and Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen of the University of Turku have issued a call for chapter contributions for their forthcoming book Women in Business Families: From Past to Present. This volume will examine the gender structures of family business, seeking a balance between contemporary and historical analyses.

Full information can be found hereCall for Chapters Continue reading “Call for Chapter Contributions: Women in Business Families”

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Taxing History: Space, Place, and Gender in Early Modern Edinburgh

The issues of ‘space’ and ‘place’ have been sources of increasing interest for historians in recent years. Concerns relating not only to where people lived and worked, but what those locations can communicate about the nature, sociability, and respectability of lives and occupations have inspired exciting new research questions that help us to understand not only where people lived, but how they lived. Of course, one of the main drawbacks of this avenue of enquiry, particularly for medieval and early modern historians, is the paucity of sources. Information regarding location can sometimes be pieced together, but discrete sources that clearly communicate locations are few and far between.

One of these rare sources that provide a wealth of information regarding the layout of an early modern town is the 1635 Housemaills Tax for Edinburgh, Scotland. Continue reading “Taxing History: Space, Place, and Gender in Early Modern Edinburgh”