Core seminar in economic and social history

Seminar or event series

The Core Seminar in Economic & Social History Cambridge brings together the ten specialist research seminar series in the field, which the run their separate programmes in the Lent and Easter terms:

  • African Economic History
  • Medieval economic and social history;
  • Early modern economic and social history;
  • Modern economic and social history;
  • Quantitative history;
  • Global Economic History
  • The Centre for Financial History;
  • The Centre for History and Economics;
  • The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure;
  • The Centre for Quantitative Economic History.

Talks in this series are aimed at those interested in a broad range of periods and places, with a shared focus on economic and social issues.

In the Michaelmas term we will run on zoom. Please sign up to the list at https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/ucam-ecosochist for details.

Seminar coordinators: Amy Erickson  and Leigh Shaw-Taylor

The core seminar is grateful for the support of Darwin College and for the generosity of the Trevelyan Fund.

Events

Oct
8

The Black Death in England and the origins of the Little Divergence, 1348-1400

Mark Bailey (University of East Anglia)
Oct
15

Financing the African colonial state: fiscal capacity building and forced labor

Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard Business School)
Oct
22

Writing the history of education as social and economic history

Peter Mandler (Cambridge)
Oct
29

Making a modern central bank: The Bank of England 1979–2003

Harold James (Princeton)
Nov
5

Internal migration in England and Wales, 1851-1911: The where, when, why and how

Joe Day (Bristol)
Nov
12

The UK’s disappearing wartime imports 1939-1945: a statistical, ideological, and historiographical accounting

David Edgerton (University College London)
Nov
19

Comparing the incomparable: economic development in Britain and France 1700-1850

Alexis Litvine (Cambridge)
Nov
26

Prosecuting women. A comparative perspective on crime and gender before the Dutch criminal courts, c. 1600-1810

Ariadne Schmidt (Leiden)
Dec
3

Champagne capitalism: The economics of French informal empire in the nineteenth century

David Todd (Kings College, London)
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Image: detail from Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia from Library of Congress collection. The image was part of the W.E.B. Du Bois collection exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900.