|British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History|
I am a social and economic historian of Britain. I'm interested in long-run agrarian change from the early modern period to the nineteenth century. This stems from my PhD on eighteenth-century agriculture and is the focus of my current British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship on 'The Agrarian Roots of Capitalism in England, c.1550-1850'.
I'm also interested in digitised historic census data, in particular linking people between censuses and geo-coding census data. Using nineteenth-century British census data, I have worked on the fate of the handloom weavers c. 1850 and the emergence of the bicycle industry in the 1880s-1900s. I have several publications in progress on these topics. These interests stem from my work as a Senior Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute (London), where I worked for 2 years on the Living with Machines Project before joining Durham. Prior to this, I held research posts at the University of Cambridge (Economic History Society fellow in Campop) and at the University of Hull (Gender, Place and Memory research cluster). I completed my PhD at the University of Exeter in 2019.
Awards and Grants
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (£303,138.30)
- EHS Tawney Fellowship (c. £16,000)
- Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme (£19,997.63) co-written with Dr Chris Briggs
- EHS Carnevali Small Research Grants Scheme (£1,495.60)
- Economic and Social Research Council MRes & PhD studentship (c.£53,000)
- Historical GIS
- Agrarian change
- Early modern British History
- Nineteenth-century British History
- Rhodes, J (2021). Women's Strategies for Managing Land in Rural England, circa 1700-1800. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 44(4): 405-422.
- Rhodes, J (2018). Subletting in eighteenth-century England: A new methodological approach. Agricultural History Review 66(1): 67-92.