Core seminar in Economic and Social History - 2010


All welcome. Seminars will begin at 5pm and be followed by drinks. All seminars will take place in the Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, except on the 11th November, when the seminar will be in the Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall. Most seminars will be followed by dinner with the speaker.

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7th October
Professor Richard Smith (Cambridge)
Some reflections on the origins and causes of the mortality revolution: The English evidence 1300-1800


14th October
Professor Mike Savage (Manchester)
Re-thinking class identities in post-war Britain


21st Otober
Professor John Hatcher (Cambridge)
Unreal wages: Long-run standards of living and the ‘golden age’ of the fifteenth century


28th October
Professor Emma Rothschild (Harvard University/Magdalene College, Cambridge)
Economic Thought and Economic Information: the East and West Indies in the Eighteenth Century
(Please note that Professor Maxine Berg's seminar has been postponed to next term.)


4th November
Professor Steve Broadberry (Warwick) and Professor Bruce Campbell (Queens, Belfast)
The growth and development of the British Economy 1270-1870


11th November
Professor Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht)
The rise and decline of European Parliaments 1288-1789
Note venue: Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall


18th November
Professor Simon Szreter (Cambridge)
Sex before the sexual revolution: Intimate Life in England 1918-1963


25th November
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie (Cambridge)
Can we draw lessons on economic development from the Champagne Fairs?


2nd December
Professor Paul Slack (Oxford)
Perceptions of population in England c.1550 to 1750


This seminar is a combination of seven seminar programmes: medieval economic and social history, early modern economic and social history, modern economic and social history, quantitative history, the Centre for History and Economics, the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and the Centre for Quantitative Economic History. These will not be running their normal seminar programmes in Michaelamas 2010 but will revert to normal in Lent and Easter 2011.

Seminar co-ordinator:
Leigh Shaw-Taylor -