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Economic and Social History

Graduate-led Training Workshop

The Economic and Social History Workshop is a weekly forum that discusses all aspects of economic and social history covering a broad chronological and geographical remit. 

We meet fortnightly in Lent term on Mondays in Room 5, Faculty of History from 12.30 to 1.30pm. 

Papers normally last around 30 minutes, and are followed by 20 minutes of constructive feedback and discussion. The workshop aims to provide an informal and constructive atmosphere to present either finished papers or ‘works in progress’. Light refreshments will be provided for attendees.

If you are interested in presenting a paper this academic year, please email the convenors with a paper title and a short abstract. Submissions are welcome from both MPhil and PhD students at any stage of their study. And if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Humaira Chowdhury (hc424)

Phoebe Heathcote (prh45)

Zijing Shen (zs343)


Lent Term Card 2020

27 January: Bjoern Brey (University of Cambridge)

The long-run gains from early adoption of electricity, 1880-1990

10 February: Emelyn Rude (University of Cambridge)

Oysters Lost. Shrimp Found: Seafood in American Cookbooks, 1860-1950

24 February: Julien Reiman (University of Cambridge)

A Starving Man Helping Another Starving Man: UNRRA, India, and the Genesis of Global Relief, 1943-1947

9 March: MPhil presentations









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