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 run hybrid - in person and on zoom.

Please sign up to the list at https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/ucam-ecosochist for details.

Seminar convenor: Amy Erickson 

The core seminar is grateful for the support of the Trevelyan Fund.

Events

Oct
14

Capitalism – a concept too big to fail?

Craig Muldrew (Cambridge)
Oct
21

Euro-American abolitionism in the African mirror

Benedetta Rossi (University College London)
Oct
28

Whitehall and the problem of public service in nineteenth-century institutional reform

Ian Cawood (Stirling)
Nov
4

Railways, divergence, and structural change in nineteenth-century England and Wales

Xuesheng You (Swansea)
Nov
11

Tropical development

Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics)
Nov
18

Making money in the early Middle Ages

Rory Naismith (Cambridge)
Nov
25

The Atlantic slave system and skills in industrialising Britain

Nuala Zahedieh (Cambridge) TBC
Dec
2

Locating cryptocurrencies in the Western legal tradition

David Fox (Edinburgh)
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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.

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
Thursdays at 5.15pm
Where
Faculty of History, Room 6
Mailing list
Open to
Everybody welcome