Dr. A. (Ariadne) Schmidt

  • Lecturer

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2502
E-Mail: a.schmidt@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Economische en Sociale geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.06a
Personal Homepage: www.hum.leiden.edu/​history/​staff/​schmidt.html

Spreekuur / Hours

Na afspraak / by appointment

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Ariadne Schmidt is a social and economic historian. She received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2001) for her research on widows in the Golden Age. Previously she was affiliated with the International Institute of Social History where she directed the research project entitled 'Women's work in the Northern Netherlands, c.1500-1815'. In 2010 she moved to Leiden University where she worked as Program Director of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, lecturer at the section Economic and Social History and senior reseacher / co-director of the research project 'Crime and Gender 1600-1900: A Comparative Perspective'. Currently she works on a research project on Crime and gender before the Dutch courts, 1600-1800.

Fields of interest

Social and economic history of the early modern time in general, gender history, labour history, women's work, institutions, family history, urban history, crime history, the history of singles.
She is chair of the Editorial Board of Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis (Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History).

Selected publications

Ariadne Schmidt and Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, ‘Reconsidering the "First Male-Breadwinner Economy": Women's Labor Force Participation in the Netherlands, 1600–1900’, Feminist Economics, 118: 4 (2012) 69-96.

Ariadne Schmidt, ‘Labour ideologies and women in the Northern Netherlands, c.1500-1800’, International Review of Social History, 56 (2011) 45-67.

Manon van der Heijden and Ariadne Schmidt, ‘Public Services and Women’s Work in Early Modern Dutch Towns’, Journal of Urban History, vol. 36, no.3 (2010) 285-304.

Ariadne Schmidt, ‘Generous provisions or legitimate shares? Widows and the transfer of property in 17th-century Holland’, The History of the Family: An International Quaterly vol. 15 (2010) 13-24.

Ariadne Schmidt, ‘Women and Guilds: Corporations and Female Labour Market Participation in Early Modern Holland’, Gender & History vol. 21, no. 1 (2009) 170-189.

Ariadne Schmidt, [with Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk], ‘Between wage labor and vocation: child labor in Dutch urban industry, 1600-1800’, Journal of Social History (2008) 717-736.

Ariadne Schmidt, ‘Managing a large household. The gender division of work in orphanages in Dutch towns in the early modern period, 1580-1800’, TheHistory of the Family: An International Quaterly vol. 13 (2008) 42-57.

Ariadne Schmidt, ed., [with  Manon van der Heijden & Richard Wall]  Broken families. Special issue ofThe History of the Family: An International Quaterly 12 (2007) 4.

Ariadne Schmidt, ed., Vrouwenarbeid in de vroegmoderne tijd in Nederland, themanummerTijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis

Ariadne Schmidt, Overleven na de dood. Weduwen in Leiden in de Gouden Eeuw (Amsterdam 2001).

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