Economic and Social History

The Economic and Social History Pathway is one of the strongest concentrations of historical researchers in the UK. We aim to produce the next generation of methodologically-sophisticated historians who will be outward-looking and possess high-level skills in the applicability of social science methods in historical research.  The pathway is committed to developing innovative and interdisciplinary research among a diverse body of postgraduate students. We offer supervision and training ranging from quantitative economic and business history to digital history and qualitative  socio-cultural history. Specialist core training allows our students to acquire skills in methodologies tailored to their own programme of research. Students join thriving and diverse research cultures; our departments have an outstanding track-record of research funding and outputs in economic and social history. Expertise ranges across the British Isles and Continental Europe to the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Prestigious international links are embedded into our doctoral programme. We promote knowledge exchange and public engagement by collaborating with a range of Non-HEI partners through our successful CASE studentships and support postdoctoral work for outstanding graduates.

Programmes eligible for NWSSDTP funding

N.B. Master’s programmes can only be funded as part of a 1+3/2+2 Studentship

Keele University

Lancaster University

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

For information on how to apply for funding, please visit our How to Apply page.

Pathway Representatives

Contact details for Economic and Social History Pathway Representatives at each institution can be found here

Current Economic and Social History NWSSDTP students


IMG_6640Ruby Hawthorn Rutter (2017 Cohort)

 

Being a Lady: the Elite Woman’s Lived Experience in the Eighteenth-Century English Country House, 1720-1830

This thesis seeks to flesh out the figure of the eighteenth-century elite woman by considering her lived experience within the English country house. It aims to investigate how elite women felt about, interacted with, and navigated the country house space, and considers what impact it had on their emotions, their health, their identities, their relationships and their engagement with consumerism.


Profile PictureJamie Farrington (2017 Cohort)

 

Understanding the Impact of Injury and Infection Among the Workers and the Wealthy of the Quarry Bank Mill (1847-1920) and the Use of Heritage for Contemporary Communities

I examine the health and wellbeing of the three distinct groups, the mill owners the Gregs, the workers and the apprentice children who lived at Quarry Bank Mill. I explore the impact of the environment, living and working conditions, diet and nutrition on the health of these groups, looking into the injuries and infections which they suffered.


 

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