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Core seminar in economic and social history

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Michaelmas Term 2017

Seminars begin at 5pm in the Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall (unless otherwise stated). Each seminar is followed by drinks and (usually) dinner with the speaker. All welcome!

5 October

Dr Anthony Hotson (Centre for Financial History, Cambridge)



12 October

Dr Phil Slavin (University of Kent)



19 October

No seminar
(Professor Gareth Austin will give his inaugural lecture on 20 October)


26 October

Dr Lluis To Figueras (University of Girona)



2 November

Professor Jane Whittle (University of Exeter)

The gender division of labour in Early Modern England: a new approach with new findings


9 November

Professor Emma Rothschild (University of Cambridge)



16 November

Professor Siân Pooley (University of Oxford)



23 November

Professor Kevin Schürer (University of Leicester)



30 November

Professor Ewout Frankema (Wageningen University



This seminar is a combination of eight seminar programmes:

Medieval economic and social history;
Early modern economic and social history;
Modern economic and social history;
Quantitative history;
The Centre for Financial History;
The Centre for History and Economics;
The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure;
The Centre for Quantitative Economic History.

Their specialist seminar programmes do not run in Michaelmas term, but each meets separately again in Lent and (sometimes) Easter.

The core seminar is grateful for the support of Trinity Hall and for the generosity of the Trevelyan Fund.

Seminar coordinators:Duncan Needham (), Amy Erickson (), and Leigh Shaw-Taylor ().

Economic and Social History at Cambridge:


Michaelmas Term 2017 programme - print version (forthcoming)


Archived seminar programmes

Michaelmas Term 2016 

Michaelmas Term 2015

Michaelmas Term 2014

Michaelmas Term 2013

Michaelmas Term 2012

Michaelmas Term 2011


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