Amy Ridgway

Economic and Social History

PhD Researcher in Economic and Social History (ESRC +3)
College of Humanities, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2014

Research topic: Wage labour and poverty on a Dorset estate, c.1680-1834

For my PhD, I am undertaking a comprehensive analysis of wage labour and poverty in Dorset from c.1680 to 1834. My research, which will be a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, will help bridge the gap in literature by directly linking these two topics. It will consider how individuals and households managed to survive at the subsistence level and what happened if they did not manage to ‘get by’. The research will focus on the Kingston Lacy estate, in east Dorset.

Research supervisors: Professor Jane Whittle, Professor Henry French

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Assistant Editor of Ex Historia, Member of the Economic History Society, SWDTC Conference Chair 2015