Professor Phillipp Schofield
Professor of Medieval History
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622660
Phillipp Schofield studied for his first degree in ancient and medieval history at UCL in 1986 before completing his doctorate at the University of Oxford (Wadham) in 1992, where he was supervised by Miss Barbara Harvey. He also trained as a lawyer and worked (briefly) for a City law firm before returning to Oxford in 1993 where he held a research post at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; he moved to the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure in 1996 before taking up his post in Aberystwyth in 1998. He was Head of Department at Aberystwyth from 2002 until 2012 and presently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.
Professor Schofield teaches on medieval social, economic and political history. He teaches modules on, for example, the Black Death in medieval England, Community and Identity in the middle ages, and the reign of Edward II. At MA level he also teaches on medieval English peasantry and, at research-degree level, he has supervised on such topics as medieval Welsh and Marcher society, the economy of late medieval rural England, pragmatic literacy. He is a specialist on the English medieval rural economy and society and is keen to supervise doctorates and M.Phil.s in this area.
- HY12620 - The Black Death
- HY35430 - Community and Identity in Late Medieval England, 1200-1500
- HY33120 - Reading a Building: the Medieval Heritage 1000-1500
- HY30230 - The Reign of Edward II (Special Subject)
Phillipp Schofield is presently undertaking a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship on the Great Famine in early fourteenth-century England.
As a historian of the medieval English economy, with particular reference to the medieval peasantry; his research focus is upon village society, economic exchange within it and, in particular, credit and debt. He is presently undertaking a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship on the Great Famine in early fourteenth-century England. He is also engaged in writing up AHRC-funded research on litigation on manorial courts (AHRC AH/D502713/1, co-I) and seals in medieval Wales (AH/G010994/1, P-I), and is completing a volume for Manchester University Press on Peasants and Historians: the historiography of the medieval English peasantry. Phillipp Schofield is also co-editor of the Economic History Review.
For further details, please follow the link to his curriculum vitae: Phillipp Schofield CV
Credit, crisis and the money supply, c.1280-c.1330. In M. Allen, D. Coffman (eds), Mondey, Prices and Wages. Essays in Honour of Professor Nicholas Mayhew . Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance Palgrave Macmillan pp. 94-108.2015.
Thirteenth Century England XV: Authority and Resistance in the Age of Magna Carta. Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge2015.
Seals and their Context in the Middle Ages. Oxbow Books(ed) 2014.
Approaching Poverty in the medieval countryside. In A. Scott, C. Kosso (eds), Poverty and Prosperity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Brepols2012.
Seliau Yn Eu Cyd-Destun | Seals in Context. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press(eds) 2012.
Seliau Yn Eu Cyd-Destun/Seals in Context: Cymru a'r Mers yn yr Oesoedd Canol / Medieval Wales and the Welsh Marches. CAA2012.
The Arundell Estates and the Regional Economy in Fifteenth-Century Cornwall. In M. Bailey, S. Rigby (eds), Town and Countryside in the Age of the Black Death. The Medieval Countryside Brepols 10.1484/M.TMC-EB.1.1005642012.
English law and Welsh Marcher courts in the late-thirteenth and early-fourteenth centuries. In R. Griffiths, P. Schofield (eds), (Festschrift) Wales and the Welsh in the middle ages. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press2011.
Wales and the Welsh in the middle ages. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press(eds) 2011.
Durham grain prices, 1278-1515. Archaeologia Aeliana 39 pp. 307-327.2010.
Economy. In L. Wilkinson (ed), Economic History Review. Cultural history of childhood and family Berg Publishers pp. 57-72.2010.
Trespass in the manor court. In R. Goddard, J. Langdon, M. Müller (eds), Survival and discord in medieval society: Essays in honour of Christopher Dyer. The Medieval Countryside, vol. 4 Brepols pp. 145-160.2010.
Conversion of rents in kind and in labour into cash in eastern England (c.1050-c.1300). In L. Feller (ed), Calculs et rationalités dans la seigneurie médiévale: les conversions et redevances entre xie et xve siècles. pp. 55-71.2009.
Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850. CORN: Comparative Rural History of the North Sea Area, no. 12 Brepols(eds) 2009.
Die Kreditvergabe im englischen manor court 1250-1350. Formen und Funktionen. In G. Clemens (ed), G. Clemens, ed., Kreditbeziehungen und Netzwerkbildungen. Die soziale Praxis des Kredits (2009), pp. 21-36. pp. 21-36.2009.
Introduction. Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850. In P. Schofield, T. Lambrecht (eds), Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850. Brepols pp. 1-18.2009.
Peasants and contract in the thirteenth century: village elites and the land market in eastern England. In P. Schofield, T. Lambrecht (eds), Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850. pp. 129-152.2009.
Rural families in medieval Europe. In C. Lansing, E. English (eds), A companion to the medieval world. Wiley pp. 111-129.2009.
The development of leasehold in northwestern Europe, c. 1200-1600. CORN: Comparative rural history of the North Sea, no. 10 Brepols(ed) 2009.
Thirteenth-Century England XII: Proceedings of the 2007 Gregynog Conference. In J. Burton, P. Schofield, B. Weiler (eds), Thirteenth-Century England XII: Proceedings of the Gregynog Conference, 2007. Boydell & Brewer2009.
Estudios recientes sobre la historia agraria y rural medieval Britanica. In I. Alfonso (ed), La historia rural de las sociedades medievales europeas: Tendencias y perspectivas. University of Valencia pp. 31-63.2008.
Regional price differentials in fifteenth-century England. In R. Britnell, B. Dodds (eds), Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death. Common themes and regional variations. pp. 40-55.2008.
Making history: An introduction to the history and practices of a discipline: an introduction to the practices of history. Taylor & Francis Cadair2004.