Population, Labour and Wealth (PLW): A Databank for the study of economic and social history of early modern Portugal

Tipo: Workshop

Local: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Data: 21 Junho 2019



IISH ORGANIZER: Filipa Ribeiro da Silva






9.30 – 9.45: The Workshop and the PLW project

Amélia Polónia (CITCEM and Faculty of Arts. University of Porto – FLUP)

Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (International Institute of Social History – IISH)


Part 1: New approaches to Labour History and their application to Early Modern Portugal


Chair: Paulo Teodoro de Matos (ISCTE-University of Lisbon & CHAM, Nova University of Lisbon - UNL)

9.45 – 10.30: Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations

Karin Hofmeester (IISH) and Jan Lucassen (IISH)


10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break


11.00 – 11.30: Occupational Structures and Labour Relations in Portugal, 1500-1650

Amélia Polónia (CITCEM, FLUP) and Fernando Mouta (CITCEM, FLUP)


11.30 - 12.00: Occupational Structures and Labour Relations in Portugal, 1750-1800

Hélder Carvalhal (CIDEHUS, University of Évora - UE) and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (IISH)


12.00 - 13.30: Lunch


Part 2: Sources for Portuguese early modern labour history: problems and uses

Chair: Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (IISH)


13.30 - 14.00: Individual level data for the study of Women’s occupations and labour relations in early modern Portugal: possible sources and their problems and limitations

Amélia Polónia (CITCEM, FLUP)


14.00 - 14.30: Gendered Dimensions of Labour Relations in Portugal, 1750-1800

Hélder Carvalhal (CIDEHUS, UE) and Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (IISH)


14.30 - 15.00: Sources for the study of labour relations in Madeira and the Azores, 1770-1835

Paulo Teodoro de Matos (ISCTE-UL & CHAM-UNL)


15.00 - 15.30: Portugal’s rise and fall, 1500-1850: a new analysis using: occupational and women’s data

Jaime Reis (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon – ICS-UL) and

Nuno Palma (University of Manchester, UK)


15.30 - 16.00: Coffee Break


Part 3: Roundtable and General Discussion

Chair: Amélia Polónia (CITCEM, FLUP)              


16.00 - 17.30: The future of Portuguese Medieval and Early Modern Labour History?

Arnaldo Melo (CITCEM, FLUP) 

Isabel dos Guimarães Sá (University of Minho)

Jaime Reis (ICS-UL)

Jan Lucassen (IISH)

Karin Hofmeester (IISH)

Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (IISH)

Joana Sequeira (CITCEM, FLUP)


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