Jordan Claridge Committee Member
Jordan sits on the committee as our representative from the Economic History Society.
His research considers how individuals and societies as well as markets and industries adjusted to the constantly changing economic and social circumstances in the Middle Ages.
He is currently pursuing two main projects. The first, based on his doctoral work, examines how English peasants, utilizing specific comparative advantages in regulatory loopholes and suitable soil types, bred and raised horses as a way to augment the diminishing returns of arable farming. The second looks at the changing landscape of economic opportunities available to women, particularly in the dairy industry, in late medieval Europe.