Women and the Building Trades in Henry VIII’s England
WHEN Thursday | 14 Sep, 12:00 PM
WHERE B092 JFSB
In early Tudor London, building was a masculine-dominated field, but there were still areas where women could and did participate. Women were notably involved in the production of lime mortar and also worked in carting materials such as brick, wood, and stone. This talk will examine what we know of their family connections and financial situations, in an effort to try to reconstruct the lives of laboring class women during this era.
Charlotte Stanford is an associate professor of interdisciplinary humanities at BYU and a Women’s Studies Executive Committee Member. Stanford’s research interests range from medieval architecture to commemorative practices for the dead, with a strong interest in the role of women as donors and creators of art. She recently published the Building Accounts of the Savoy Hospital, London, 1505–1520 (2015) and is currently continuing her research on the men and women in the building industry of early Tudor London.
Stanford is the 2017 recipient of the Emmeline B. Wells grant for Scholarly and Creative Work. The grant offers support for research and creative work with a focus on contexts and issues related to women’s lives. Faculty interested in applying for this $25,000 award may visit our web site: womensstudies.byu.edu. Deadline: Tuesday, 31 October 2017