Dr Nancy Cox
|Title||Honorary Research Fellow|
|Research Area||Trade, Retailing and Consumption History|
|School||School of Social, Historical and Political Studies|
History of retailing and consumption in seventeenth and eighteenth century England
My academic career has focused on aspects of the economic and social history of seventeenth and eighteenth century England. Early work on Abraham Darby I of Coalbrokedale led to my participating in a successful major project based at Wolverhampton University to digitise the Gloucester coastal port books (funded by ESRC and Leverhulme. Concurrent with this and continuing to this day. the transcription and analysis of early-modern probate inventories, not only of retailers and craftsmen country wide, but also of ordinary people living in north-east Shropshire has led to both an interest in the processes of probate and the language of trade.
Current research interests include the history of early-modern retailing and internal trade generally; the historic language of trade including the nomenclature of traded goods; the history of north-east Shropshire, in particular the Weald Moor and the village of Kynnersley in the centre of it.
Six completed PhD supervisions each on some aspect of early-modern internal trade and consumption.
Consultant Oxford English Dictionary Historic Language of Trade
External PhD examiner