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Mark Hailwood - ePortfolio

***I stopped updating these pages in the summer of 2011. For more up-to-date information visit my webpage at by clicking here***

My email address has now changed to m dot hailwood at exeter dot ac dot uk

After completing an undergraduate degree in History at the University of East Anglia - under the guidance of Professor Andy Wood - I moved to the University of Warwick in 2006 to undertake an MA in Religious and Social History, 1500-1700. During my MA year I was awarded a Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship to fund a PhD at Warwick under the supervision of Professor Steve Hindle, which I began in October 2007 and completed in September 2010. My thesis explored the social and cultural lives of ordinary men and women in early modern England through a study of a particular form of social activity: drinking in alehouses.

After submitting my thesis I took up a six-month IAS Early Career Fellowship at the University of Warwick, during which I helped to establish an interdisciplinary Warwick Drinking Studies Network. During the academic year 2010-11 I also worked as an Associate Tutor at Cardiff University, where I ran two of my own courses: a second year module on Popular Culture in Early Modern England, and a third year special subject on Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England. In the academic year 2011-12 I will be teaching similar courses at the University of Bristol. On the 1st April 2011 I began an Economic History Society Tawney Fellowship, based at the University of Exeter and the Institute of Historical Research, to start work on a new project investigating attitudes towards work and occupational identity in early modern England.

This page contains information about my doctoral research, and other relevant information about my academic life, in the following sub-pages:

For more information please feel free to email 

The March Edition of Cultural and Social History includes my Article 'Sociability, Work and Labouring Identity in Seventeenth-Century England' - See Here.Now in print: Fiona Williamson (ed), Locating Agency: Space, Power and Popular Politics (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) - which includes a chapter authored by myself on 'Alehouses, Popular Politics and Plebeian Agency in Early Modern England'.

Online Publication: a short article of mine entitled 'John Jarret and Roaring Dick of Dover: Popular Attitudes Toward Drinking in Seventeenth-Century England' has now been published online - Click here.




BRUEGHEL, Pieter the Younger: Peasants Making Merry outside a Tavern


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