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Dr Patrick Wallis

Title and contact details

  • Associate Professor (Reader) in Economic History
  • Room C414
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7074
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7730
  • p.h.wallis@lse.ac.uk

Research interests

Work, training and apprenticeship in early modern Europe; the history of medicine and disease, particularly epidemics, medical practice and medical consumption; the early modern economy; cities, particularly London.

Current research projects and just completed research

  1. The commercialisation of healthcare in England, C1550-1720 
  2. Professional, social and ethical responses to epidemics, plague to SARS.
  3. Apprenticeship, guilds and the organisation of pre-modern work.

Current teaching

Selected publications

Recent conference and seminar papers

  • ‘Apprenticeship and Training’, EHESS, Paris, March 2012
  • ‘Law and Labour in early modern London’, University of Leicester, January 2012
    ‘Household and apprenticeship in early modern England’, N.W. Posthumus Conference, University of Antwerp, May 2011.
  • ‘Apprenticeships and social mobility in early modern England’, Economic History Society Annual Conference, Cambridge, April 2011.
  • ‘Apprenticeship in early modern London: training, household, economy’, Premodern Towns Conference, Institute of Historical Research, London, 29 Jan 2011.
  • ‘Apprenticeship and occupations in early modern London’, Local Population Studies conference, UEA, 6 Nov 2010.

Curriculum Vitae