Global Economic History
This seminar does not take place in Michaelmas Term. It is one of the contributors to the Core seminar in economic and social history
The Global Economic History Seminar began in April 2017. It is intended to showcase, and provide feedback, on papers that examine comparisons and connections between or across major world regions, and also to represent current research in different regions (including single-country papers). Each year we have four or five meetings, solely or mostly in first four or five weeks of the Easter term. People not physically in Cambridge are welcome to join us.
Note that to receive the Zoom link -- and the paper, if available -- you need to subscribe to the seminar email list; to do so, see under ‘At A Glance’, and please remember to give your first and last names and any institutional or company affiliation.
The convenors are grateful for the support of the G. M. Trevelyan Fund.
Native Authorities and Infrastructural Investments in Colonial Africa: The Electrification of Nigerian Towns, 1910-1950
The tax haven that wasn't: state, capital, and the politics of corporate taxation in the French colonial empire, 1920s-1950s.
Ideology and Economic Change: The Contrasting Paths to the Modern Economy in late 19th Century China and Japan
The Greatest Divergence of World History: Elite violence and elite numeracy in the Middle East from 500 CE to 1900 CE.
Fifty Years of Hopkins, An Economic History of West Africa: A Forum
Banner image: The Tata steel works at Jamshedpur. Source: the company website.