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The Ellen McArthur Lectures

The Ellen McArthur Lectures 1998 - 2016


2016: Jane Humphries (All Souls College Oxford) Gendering Economic History

Lecture 1

Women, Work and Wages: from the Black Death to the Industrial Revolution


Lecture 2: The spinster: a tragic heroine of the Industrial Revolution?


2013: Bruce Campbell (Queen’s University Belfast) The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the 13th and 14th centuries

2009: Nick Crafts (University of Warwick) From the 18th to the 21st Century: a perspective on 250 years of economic growth

2006: Kenneth Pomeranz (University of California Irvine) Economic Legacies of Agrarian Empire: Chinese Economic Development and Comparative History

2003: Charles Feinstein (All Souls College Oxford) An Economic History of South Africa: Conquest, Discrimination, and Development.

2000: Jan de Vries (University of California Berkeley) The Family and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth century

1996: Robert W. Fogel (University of Chicago) The Escape from Hunger and Premature death 1700-2000

1992: Asa Briggs (Worcester College Oxford and the Open University) Commerce and Culture: the publishing business in Britain

1989: Herman van der Wee (University of Louvain) Economic and Social development before the Industrial Revolution: The Low Countries, 1000-1750

1987: Tony Wrigley (London School of Economics) Continuity, Chance and Change: the Character of the Industrial Revolution in England

1984: Ivan Berend (Karl Marx University, Budapest), Modernisation in east central Europe: Economics, Ideology, Politics and Art in the first half of the Twentieth century

1983: François Crouzet (University of Paris-Sorbonne) Origins and Enterprise: the leaders of British Industrialisation

1981: Alan S. Milward (University of Manchester), Recovery and Reconstruction in Western Europe after World War II

1979: Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (College de France) Peasants, taxes and agriculture in Europe, 1300-1800

1977: Samuel Berrick Saul (University of Edinburgh) The New Deal in Action

1975: Carlo Cipolla (University of California Berkeley) Microbes, Merchants and Health Officers in early modern times

1972: Eric Hobsbawm (Birkbeck College London) The Formation of the Industrial Working Classes

1970: Edward Miller (Sheffield) Economic Changes in Medieval England

1968: Alexander Gerschenkron (Harvard) Europe in the Russian Mirror




















New joint degrees start October 2017

Funding Notices

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (internal deadline, 21st August 2017)

Full information on this scheme is available on the Faculty website HERE. Although the scheme will not be opened by the British Academy (BA) until c.23rd August, institutions are directed to run internal selection competitions in advance. The relevant page of the BA website is HERE. Funding is available for early career scholars to join an institution of their choice (subject to the host’s agreement) for three years plus research expenses. The BA will award up to 45 Fellowships nationally