!- Economic and Social History Seminar

The research group Economic and Social History of Utrecht University annually organises two series of seminars, one in the spring and one in the fall. Papers on a range of different topics related to social and economic history, from antiquity to recent times, are presented by scholars from within and outside the Netherlands. For more information about the seminar series, please have a look at the following website.

On this page, the papers that will be presented during the seminars can be downloaded approximately one week in advance.

Date and Location Speaker(s) and Title
24 September 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Virpi Lummaa (University of Sheffield)

Born in a Bad Year? Effects of Birth Environment on Later-Life Reproduction, Survival and Their Trade-Off in Historical Finland

1 October 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Maika de Keyser (Utrecht University)

All We Are Is Dust in the Wind – The Constant Threat of Sand Drifts

8 October 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Ana Tur-Prats (Pompeu Fabra University)

Family Types and Intimate-Partner Violence: A Historical Perspective

15 October 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Anita Boele, Tine de Moor & René van Weeren (Utrecht University)

[Title will follow]

22 October 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Maarten Bosker (EUR) & Eltjo Buhring (UU)

Iceberg Transport Costs

29 October 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Sarah Carmichael, Sandra de Pleijt & Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University)

Hierarchy, Agency and the Great Divergence in EurAsia

5 November 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Gerarda Westerhuis (Utrecht University)

“The Illusion of Control”. Risk management in Dutch Banking

12 November 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Johan Fourie (Stellenbosch University)

The Cape of Good Hope Panel: Problems and Possibilities

19 November 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Koen Frenken (Utrecht University)

The Genealogy of Novelty: An Evolutionary Explanation of Breakthrough Inventions in Science, Technology, and the Arts

26 November 2015

Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06

Charlotte Störmer & Corry Gellatly (Utrecht University)

‘Til Death Us Do Part: a Comparative Study of Marriage and Longevity Using Historical Population Datasets