Prof Phillipp Schofield

BA (London) DPhil (Oxon)

Prof Phillipp Schofield

Professor

Department Director of Research

Contact Details

Profile

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.

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Tutor
Additional Lecturer
Lecturer

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.

Research

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:

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 14.00-15.00
  • Thursday 16.00-17.00

Publications

Wales and the Great Famine of the early fourteenth centurySchofield, P. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.29, 2
Peasants and Historians: debating the medieval English peasantrySchofield, P. R. 2016 Manchester: Manchester University Press. 280 p. (Manchester Medieval Studies)
Dealing in crisis: external credit and the early fourteenth-century English villageSchofield, P. 2016 Medieval Merchants and Money: Essays in honour of James L. Bolton . Davies, M. & Allen, M. (eds.). London: Institute of Historical Research, p. 253-27017 p.
Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English border countiesSchofield, P. (ed.), New, E. (ed.), Johns, S. (ed.) & McEwan, J. (ed.) 2016 Cardiff: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press. 352 p.
The market, economic growth and famine in the medieval English countryside in the early fourteenth centurySchofield, P. 2016 In : Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae.20, p. 270-28414 p.
IntroductionNew, E. & Schofield, P. 2016 Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English border region. Schofield, P., New, E., Johns, S. & McEwan, J. (eds.). Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 1-1111 p.
Seals: administration and lawSchofield, P. 2016 Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English border region. Schofield, P., New, E., Johns, S. & McEwan, J. (eds.). Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 35-4712 p.
Seals and exchangeSchofield, P. 2016 Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English border region. Schofield, P., New, E., Johns, S. & McEwan, J. (eds.). Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 49-6011 p.
ConclusionNew, E. & Schofield, P. 2016 Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English border region. Schofield, P., New, E., Johns, S. & McEwan, J. (eds.). Cardiff: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 121-125
AppendixMcEwan, J. A., New, E. & Schofield, P. 2016 Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English Border Region. Schofield, P., New, E., Johns, S. & McEwan, J. (eds.). Cardiff: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 127-325198 p.
Lordship, land markets and the response to environmentSchofield, P. 2015 Peasants and Lords in the Medieval English Economy: Essays in Honour of Bruce M.S. Campbell. Kowaleski, M., Langdon, J. & Schofield, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 201-224 (The Medieval Countryside; vol. 16)
Peasants and Lords in the Medieval Economy: Essays in honour of Bruce M.S. CampbellSchofield, P. 2015 Turnhout: Brepols. 433 p. (The Medieval Countryside; vol. 16)
Seals and the peasant economy in England and Marcher Wales, c. 1300Schofield, P. 2015 Medieval Coins and Seals: Constructing Identity, Signifying Power. Solway, S. (ed.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 347-358
Credit, crisis and the money supply, c.1280-c.1330Schofield, P. 2015 Money, Prices and Wages: Essays in Honour of Professor Nicholas Mayhew . Allen, M. & Coffman, D. M. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 94-10814 p. (Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance)
Thirteenth Century England XV: Authority and Resistance in the Age of Magna CartaBurton, J. (ed.), Schofield, P. (ed.) & Weiler, B. (ed.) 2015 Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. 206 p.
M.M. Postan and the medieval peasant economySchofield, P. 2015 Crisis in the later middle ages: Beyond the Postan-Duby paradigm. Drendel, J. (ed.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 73-9320 p. (The Medieval Countryside; vol. 13)
Seals and their Context in the Middle AgesSchofield, P. (ed.) 2014 Oxbow Books. 208 p.
Salaires et salariés dans l'Angleterre médiévale: HistoriographieSchofield, P. 2014 Rémunérer le travail au Moyen Âge: Pour une histoire sociale de salariat . Bernardi, L., Feller, L. & Beck, P. (eds.). Éditions Picard, p. 107-124
Understanding Edwardian villagers’ use of law: some manor court litigation evidenceBriggs, C. & Schofield, P. 2014 In : Reading Medieval Studies.40, p. 117-13922 p.
Peasants, litigation and agency in medieval England: The development of law in manorial courts in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuriesSchofield, P. 2013 Thirteenth Century England XIV: Proceedings of the Aberystwyth and Lampeter Conference, 2011. Burton, J., Schofield, P. & Weiler, B. (eds.). Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, p. 15-2510 p. (Thirteenth Century England; vol. 14)
Property rights, land markets and economic growth in the European countryside (thirteenth-twentieth centuries)Beaur, G. (ed.), Schofield, P. (ed.), Chevet, J-M. (ed.) & Pirez Picazo, M. T. (ed.) 2013 Turnhout: Brepols. 535 p. (Rural History in Europe; vol. 1)
Seliau Yn Eu Cyd-Destun | Seals in ContextMcEwan, J. A. (ed.), New, E. (ed.), Johns, S. (ed.) & Schofield, P. (ed.) 2012 Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press.
Approaching Poverty in the medieval countrysideSchofield, P. 2012 Poverty and Prosperity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Scott, A. & Kosso, C. (eds.). Brepols, (Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance)
The Arundell Estates and the Regional Economy in Fifteenth-Century CornwallSchofield, P. 2012 Town and Countryside in the Age of the Black Death. Bailey, M. & Rigby, S. (eds.). Brepols, Vol. 12, (The Medieval Countryside)
Seliau Yn Eu Cyd-Destun/Seals in Context: Cymru a'r Mers yn yr Oesoedd Canol / Medieval Wales and the Welsh MarchesNew, E. A., McEwan, J. A., Schofield, P. R. & Johns, S. 2012 CAA. 120 p.
English law and Welsh Marcher courts in the late-thirteenth and early-fourteenth centuriesSchofield, P. 2011 (Festschrift) Wales and the Welsh in the middle ages. Griffiths, R. & Schofield, P. (eds.). Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press
Wales and the Welsh in the middle agesSchofield, P., Griffiths, R., Schofield, P. (ed.) & Griffiths, R. (ed.) 2011 Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press.
Thirteenth-century England xiiiSchofield, P., Weiler, B., Stoeber, K., Lachaud, F. & Burton, J. 2011 Thirteenth-century England xiii.Boydell & Brewer, p. i-171
Durham grain prices, 1278-1515Gemmill, E., Dodds, B. & Schofield, P. 2010 In : Archaeologia Aeliana.39, p. 307-32721 p.
Trespass in the manor courtSchofield, P. 2010 Survival and discord in medieval society: Essays in honour of Christopher Dyer. Goddard, R., Langdon, J. & Müller, M. (eds.). Brepols, p. 145-16016 p. (The Medieval Countryside; vol. 4)
EconomySchofield, P. 2010 Economic History Review. Wilkinson, L. J. (ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 57-7216 p. (Cultural history of childhood and family)
Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850Schofield, P. (ed.) & Lambrecht, T. (ed.) 2009 Brepols. 196 p. (CORN: Comparative Rural History of the North Sea Area; no. 12)
Introduction. Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850Schofield, P. R. 2009 Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850. Schofield, P. & Lambrecht, T. (eds.). Brepols, p. 1-1818 p.
Peasants and contract in the thirteenth century: village elites and the land market in eastern EnglandSchofield, P. R. 2009 Credit and the rural economy in North-western Europe, c. 1200-c.1850. Schofield, P. & Lambrecht, T. (eds.). p. 129-15224 p.
Conversion of rents in kind and in labour into cash in eastern England (c.1050-c.1300)Schofield, P. R. 2009 Calculs et rationalités dans la seigneurie médiévale: les conversions et redevances entre xie et xve siècles. Feller, L. (ed.). p. 55-7117 p.
Rural families in medieval EuropeSchofield, P. R. 2009 A companion to the medieval world. Lansing, C. & English, E. D. (eds.). Wiley, p. 111-12919 p.
Thirteenth-Century England XII: Proceedings of the 2007 Gregynog ConferenceSchofield, P. & Weiler, B. K. U. 2009 Thirteenth-Century England XII: Proceedings of the Gregynog Conference, 2007. Burton, J., Schofield, P. & Weiler, B. (eds.). Boydell & Brewer, Vol. 12
The development of leasehold in northwestern Europe, c. 1200-1600van Bavel, B. J. P. & Schofield, P. R. (ed.) 2009 Brepols. 213 p. (CORN: Comparative rural history of the North Sea; no. 10)
Die Kreditvergabe im englischen manor court 1250-1350. Formen und FunktionenSchofield, P. R. 2009 G. Clemens, ed., Kreditbeziehungen und Netzwerkbildungen. Die soziale Praxis des Kredits (2009), pp. 21-36.. Clemens, G. (ed.). p. 21-3616 p.
Regional price differentials in fifteenth-century EnglandSchofield, P. R. 2008 Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death. Common themes and regional variations. Britnell, R. & Dodds, B. (eds.). p. 40-5516 p.
The social economy of the medieval village in the early fourteenth centurySchofield, P. 2008 In : Economic History Review.61, S1, p. 38-6325 p.
Estudios recientes sobre la historia agraria y rural medieval BritanicaSchofield, P. R. & Dyer, C. C. 2008 La historia rural de las sociedades medievales europeas: Tendencias y perspectivas. Alfonso, I. (ed.). University of Valencia, p. 31-6333 p.
Lordship and the peasant economy, c.1250-c.1400: Robert Kyng and the Abbot of Bury St EdmundsSchofield, P. 2007 In : Past and Present.195, Suppl 2, p. 53-6816 p.
Making history: An introduction to the history and practices of a discipline: an introduction to the practices of historyLambert, P. & Schofield, P. 2004 Taylor & Francis. 328 p.
Peasant and Community in medieval England, 1200-1500Schofield, P. 2003 Springer Nature.
Credit and Debt in medieval England, c.1180-c.1350Schofield, P. & Mayhew, N. J. 2002 Oxbow Books.
Extranei and the tenure of customary land on a Westminster Abbey manor in the fifteenth centurySchofield, P. 2001 In : Agricultural History Review.49, 1, p. 1-1616 p.
L'endettement et le crédit dans la campagne anglaise au moyen âgeSchofield, P. 1998 Endettement paysan et crédit rural dans l’Europe médiévale et moderne: Actes des XVIIes journées internationales d'histoire de l'abbaye de Flaran, Septembre 1995. Berthe, M. (ed.). Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Midi, p. 69-9728 p.
Peasants and the manor court: gossip and litigation in a Suffolk village at the close of the thirteenth centurySchofield, P. 1998 In : Past and Present.159, p. 3-4239 p.
Dearth, debt and the local land market in a late thirteenth century Suffolk villageSchofield, P. 1997 In : Agricultural History Review.45, 1, p. 1-1717 p.
Tenurial developments and the availability of customary land in a later medieval communitySchofield, P. 1996 In : Economic History Review.49, 2, p. 250-26717 p.
The late medieval frankpledge system: an Essex case studySchofield, P. 1996 Medieval society and the manor court . Razi, Z. & Smith, R. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 408-4941 p.
Frankpledge lists as indices of migration and mortalitySchofield, P. 1994 In : Local Population Studies.52, p. 23-297 p.