Core seminar in Economic and Social History - 2011

All welcome. Seminars will begin at 5pm and be followed by drinks. All seminars will take place in the Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall. Most seminars will be followed by dinner with the speaker.

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6 October 2011
Professor Alison Bashford (Sydney)
Geopolitics and the world population problem: 1920s and 1930s


13 October 2011
Professor Alexander Field (Santa Clara, California)
A great leap forward: 1930s depression and US economic growth


20 October 2011
Professor Julian Hoppit (UCL)
The political economy of wool in Britain, 1662-1824


27 October 2011
Professor Jeremy Boulton (Newcastle) and Dr Romola Davenport (Cambridge)
The transformation of the urban epidemiological regime in north-western Europe, 1700-1850


3 November 2011
Professor Bas van Bavel (Utrecht)
Markets and pre-industrial economic growth: Iraq, Italy and the Low Countries 6th-18th centuries


10 November 2011
Dr Eleanor Newbigin (SOAS)
The political economy of  democracy: some thoughts on nationhood and citizenship in post-colonial India


17 November 2011
Professor Cormac Ó Gráda (Dublin)
Living standards, human capital and the Industrial Revolution


24 November 2011
Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor (Cambridge)
Economic development and structural change since 1700.  New evidence in a global perspective


1 December 2011
Professor Nick Mayhew (Oxford) 
English prices 1170-1750


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; and the Centre for Quantitative Economic History. These will not be running their normal seminar programmes in Michaelmas 2011 but will revert to normal in Lent and Easter 2012.

Seminar co-ordinators: Sian Pooley ( and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (


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