Core seminar in Economic and Social History - 2012

Seminars begin at 5pm in Trinity Hall. The first seminar will be held in the Lecture Theatre, but thereafter all seminars will be in the Graham Storey Room.

For directions to both rooms, please see:

Each seminar will be followed by drinks and, usually, by dinner with the speaker. All welcome!

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Thursday 4 October 2012
Professor Adrian Bell (Reading)
Modern Finance in the Middle Ages?


Thursday 11 October 2012
No seminar


Thursday 18 October 2012
Professor Dan Bogart (California, Irvine)
Re-examining the economic significance of the Glorious Revolution: a view from Britain's infrastructure sector


Thursday 25 October 2012
Dr Amy Erickson (Cambridge)
Eleanor Mosley (1700-after 1752): lessons on the significance of women's gainful employment in early modern England


Thursday 1 November 2012
Professor Jim Secord (Cambridge)
The Machinery Question, the Press and the Decline of Science Debate in the 1830s


Thursday 8 November 2012
Professor Renzo Derosas (Ca' Foscari, Venice)
Marriage and social reproduction in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italy


Thursday 15 November 2012
Dr Toke Aidt (Cambridge)
Retrenchment and Expansion in Spending on Public Health Infrastructure and Services in London, 1870- 1913


Thursday 22 November 2012
Professor Keith Snell (Leicester)
In or out of their place: migrant poor in English art, 1740-1900


Thursday 29 November 2012
Professor John Styles (Hertfordshire)
What was cotton cloth in early modern Europe?


The core seminar combines 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. Their specialist seminar programmes will not be running in Michaelmas 2012, but each seminar will meet separately again in Lent and, sometimes, Easter 2013; details will be available online. The core seminar is partly supported by the generosity of the Managers of the Trevelyan Fund.

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


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