History and Economics

Seminar or event series
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The Joint Cambridge History and Economics seminar meets jointly with other seminars in Easter Term. Please note the varying venues, weekdays and times of our meetings.

The Joint Harvard Center for History and Economics (Cambridge, Harvard and Sciences Po Paris) hosts a hybrid in-person/online seminar on Wednesdays at 17:00 (GMT). 

All inquiries should be directed to histecon@magd.cam.ac.uk.

The generous support of the David K. and Carol Richards Fund is gratefully acknowledged.


The Cambridge History and Economics seminar

Tues 30 April at 17.15 pm
Marc-William Palen (University of Exeter)
‘Pax Economica: Left-Wing Visions of a Free Trade World’
Venue: Audit Room, King's College
Joint meeting with the Global Economic History seminar

Thursday 9 May at 17.00 pm
Sandra Swart (Stellenbosch University)
Peter Pan Pachyderms? What a doomed experiment to reintroduce elephants taught us about animal cultures
Venue: Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall
Joint meeting with the World History seminar

Tues 4 June at 17.15 pm 
Andreas Hellenes (Chalmers University of Technology/Clare Hall)
A History of Non-Sustainable Integration: High-Speed Rail, Europeanisation, and the Failure of the “Nordic Triangle”, 1985-2005’
Venue: Ramsden Room, St Catharine's College
Joint meeting with the Modern European History Research seminar


Past History and Economics seminars


Joint Harvard Center for History and Economics online seminar 

Wed 3 April 2024 at 17:30
Richard Hornbeck (University of Chicago)
One Giant Leap: Emancipation and Aggregate Economic Gains
Further information and Zoom link »
Wed 10 April 2024
M'hamed Oualdi (Sciences Po)
Freeing the last Muslim slaves in Europe: Moroccan Sultan Muhammad Ibn Abdallah’s social and economic policy from the 1750s to the late 1780s
Further information and Zoom link »
Monday 29 April 2024
Diana Kim (Georgetown)
The Poet and the Partisan: On the Many Meanings of the State in Wartime Korea (1950-1953)
Further information and Zoom link »

Joint Centre online seminar convenors:
Diana Kim (Georgetown)
Ian Kumekawa (Harvard)
David Todd (Sciences Po/CHE-Paris)

Past Joint History and Economics online seminars


At a glance

Easter Term
Cambridge History and Economics seminar: weekday & time of meetings varies this term; JCHE online seminar: weekday & time varies
Cambridge History and Economics seminar: Venue varies this term. All welcome.
Pedro Ramos Pinto
Associate Professor in International Economic History, Cambridge
Emma Rothschild
Professor of History at Harvard University, Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics
Gareth Stedman Jones
Professor of the History of Ideas, Queen Mary University of London, Director, Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge
Paul Warde
Professor of Environmental History, Cambridge, Director, Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge