New Researcher Online Sessions

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Economic History Society

A number of New Researchers who had been due to present their work at the 2020 EHS Annual Conference will soon be discussing their research in a series of online sessions.

Some of these New Researchers have also agreed to share some of their research in the form of blog posts and videos, which will be made available prior to each online session. All available materials will be linked below.

Please note that these online sessions are not a replacement for the EHS Annual Conference, and new researchers are made up of postgraduates and early career researchers.

Sessions will be held every Wednesday, between 15th July and 19th August.

These sessions will last no longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes, with time for questions and discussion at the end. Presenters are appearing from across the world, and times have been chosen to best accommodate this.

We welcome and encourage attendance from anyone interested in economic and social history. All sessions are available for members and non-members of the EHS.

The following sessions are available, all GMT+1 (current London time):

  • Finance, Currency & Crisis – 15th July @ 4:30pm
    • Ruben Peeters (Utrecht University) – ‘Solving the perennial small firm credit problem: The case of the Netherlands, 1900-1940’
    • Maylis Avaro (Graduate Institute, Geneva & University Libre de Bruxelles) – ‘Zombie International Currency: The Pound Sterling 1945-1973’
    • Ryan Smith (University of Glasgow) – ‘The Middle East and the 1982 debt crisis’
  • Industry, Trade & Technology – 22nd July @ 10am
    • Mostafa Abdelaal (University of Cambridge) – ‘Elusive promises: The impacts of the Central African Federation on industrial development in Northern Rhodesia, 1953-63’
    • Björn Brey (University of Nottingham) – ‘The long-run gains from the early adoption of electricity’
    • Alexander Urrego-Mesa (Universitat de Barcelona) – ‘Food Security, Trade and Violence: From the First to the Second Globalization in Colombia 1916-2016’
  • Human Capital & Development – 29th July @ 5pm
    • Kathryne Crossley (University of Oxford) – ‘Honest, sober and willing: Oxford college servants, 1850-1939’
    • Matthew Curtis (University of California, Davis) – ‘The quantity and quality of pre-industrial children: Evidence from Québécois twins’
  • Equality & Wages – 5th August @ 9am
    • Tamer Güven (Istanbul University) – ‘Wages in the Ottoman textile factories, 1848-99’
    • Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin) – ‘The Long Way to Gender Equality: Gender Differences in Pay in Germany, 1913-2016’
    • Yuzuru Kumon (Bocconi University) – ‘The deep roots of inequality’
  • Government & Colonization – 12th August @ 3pm
    • Matthew Birchall (University of Cambridge) – ‘Settler capitalism: Company colonisation and the rage for speculation’
    • Luise Elsaesser (European University Institute) – ‘Coordinating decline: Governmental regulation of disappearing horse markets in Britain, 1873-1957’
  • Spending & Networks – 19th August @ 12pm
    • Xabier García Fuente (Universitat de Barcelona) – ‘The paradox of redistribution in time: Social spending in 54 countries, 1967-2018’
    • Andres Mesa (Università degli Studi di Teramo) – ‘The Diaspora of a Diaspora: The Cassana and Rivarolo family network in the Atlantic, 1450-1530’