Sheilagh Ogilvie Appointed Chichele Professor of Economic History

The Great Quadrangle of All Souls College and the Radcliffe Camera

The Oxford Centre for Economic and Social History is pleased to announce that Sheilagh Ogilvie has been appointed the eighth Chichele Professor of Economic History.

Professor Ogilvie is a world-leading expert on the economic history of early modern Europe, and her publications include A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany (Oxford University Press, 2003), Institutions and European Trade: Merchant Guilds, 1000–1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and most recently The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis (Princeton University Press, 2019). Her research has won the Ranki Prize from the Economic History Association, the Kuczynski Prize from the International Conference of Labour and Social History, and she has received research grants from the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, and the ESRC.

Professor Ogilvie is the first woman appointed to the Chichele Professorship of Economic History, and she will join the faculty at Oxford from September 2020. As part of her appointment, Professor Ogilvie will also become a Fellow of All Souls College. Professor Ogilvie joins us from the University of Cambridge, where she has taught since 1984, most recently as Professor of Economic History.

The Chichele Professorship is named in honor of Henry Chichele (1364–1443), Archbishop of Canterbury and founder of All Souls College. Past postholders have included H. J. Habakkuk and Charles Feinstein.