Global Economic History

Seminar or event series

The Global Economic History Seminar began in April 2017. It is intended to showcase and discuss papers that examine comparisons and connections between or across major world regions, and also to represent current research in different regions, especially of the Global South (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 (April-May). 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.




Regina Grafe (University of Cambridge)

‘Imperial Regulation, Commercial Practices, and the Pan-European Genesis of the Trade in Enslaved Africans to Spanish America’

Marc-William Palen (University of Exeter)

‘Pax Economica: Left-Wing Visions of a Free Trade World’
Note: this is a Joint meeting with the Cambridge Centre for History and Economics seminar

Guillemette Aline Crouzet (European University Institute)

'A Taste for Mocha: Competing for the Coffee Trade in the Eighteenth Century’

Mohamed Saleh (London School of Economics)

‘The Glorious Revolution that Wasn’t: Rural Elite Conflict and Demand for Democratization in Khedival Egypt’ (Co-authored with Allison Spencer Hartnett)
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Banner image: The Tata steel works at Jamshedpur. Source: the company website.