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Charmian Mansell

Women in the Humanities Postdoctoral Writing Fellow
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I am an economic and social historian specialising in servants’ experiences in the early modern English community. My research lies at the intersection of the histories of work and gender. I hold a BA in History and Philosophy and an MA in Reformation and Early Modern Studies from the University of Birmingham, and a PhD in History from the University of Exeter. In 2016-2017, I held an Economic History Society Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research. I have been a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Women in the Humanities Programme at TORCH since October 2017.

To date, my research has focused on the experiences of women working in service in early modern England.  Over the course of my Women in Humanities fellowship at TORCH, I will be working on my current book project which examines female servants captured as litigants and witnesses in church court depositions between 1550 and 1650.