The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros to former WUR-employee prof. dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk to study the role of household labour and consumption in the relocation of textile production across the world since ca 1750.
The Consolidator Grant will allow Van Nederveen Meerkerk to set up her own team of researchers for a five-year period (2018-2023). She will use, and link together, a large body of different data, such as wage data, trade data, and household budgets, but also more qualitative material such as ethnographic studies, travel accounts and reports found in national, colonial and regional archives.
From January 2013 to August 2017, Elise worked as an Associate Professor at the Rural and Environmental History group, where she prepared this ERC-grant application. Since 1 September 2017, she has moved to Utrecht University to work at the Economic and Social History Group.
For more information about the project see: https://www.elisenederveen.com/news/erc-cog-awarded/