Global Economic History

Seminar or event series

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

Damilola Adebayo (York University)

The tax haven that wasn't: state, capital, and the politics of corporate taxation in the French colonial empire, 1920s-1950s.

Madeline Woker (Cambridge University)

Ideology and Economic Change: The Contrasting Paths to the Modern Economy in late 19th Century China and Japan

Debin Ma (Oxford University)

The Greatest Divergence of World History: Elite violence and elite numeracy in the Middle East from 500 CE to 1900 CE.

Jörg Batten (University of Tübingen)

Fifty Years of Hopkins, An Economic History of West Africa: A Forum

Toyin Falola (University of Texas at Austin), Gareth Austin (Cambridge), Ann McDougall (Alberta), Laura Channing (Durham), and Tony Hopkins (Cambridge)
VENUE change: Gonville & Caius College (Senior Parlour)
Page credits & information

Banner image: The Tata steel works at Jamshedpur. Source: the company website.