Core seminar in Economic and Social History - 2015


Seminars will begin at 5pm in the Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall, except for 12th November when the seminar will begin at 5.30pm. Each seminar will be followed by drinks and, usually, by dinner with the speaker. All welcome!

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8th October
No seminar.
Professor Alison Bashford, Inaugural Lecture, LG17, Law Faculty


15th October
No seminar


22nd October
Dr Anne Murphy (Hertfordshire)
The Bank of England and the Genesis of Modern Management


29th October
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie (Cambridge)
Was Domar Right? The Second Serfdom in Early Modern Bohemia


5th November
Professor Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth)
Medieval English Peasants and Culture


12th November (N.B. 5.30pm start)
Professor Michael Anderson (Edinburgh)
British Demography, c.1850-c.2000. How and Why was Scotland Different?


19th November
Professor Maria Agren (Uppsala)
Gender and Work in Early Modern Sweden


26th November
Professor Patricia Clavin (Oxford)
Human Security, Food, and International Order, 1918-1939


3rd December
Professor Gareth Austin (Geneva/Cambridge)
Global Economic Development and the Anthropocene

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. Their specialist seminar programmes will not be running in Michaelmas 2015, but each seminar will meet separately again in Lent and (sometimes) Easter 2016; details will be available online. The core seminar is grateful for the support of Trinity Hall and for the generosity of the Managers of the Trevelyan Fund.

Seminar co-ordinators: Amy Erickson (, Duncan Needham (, and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (


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