Seminar Papers

Below you will find a table with links to the papers that will be presented during the most recent Economic and Social History Seminar series. The papers can be downloaded approximately one week in advance. Papers that were presented during previous seminar series can be found here.

For more information about the seminar series, please have a look at this page.

Spring 2017

Title 

Speaker 

Date

Climatic Shocks Shape Innovation in Science and Technology: The Role of Climate Reconsidered

Carsten de Dreu (Leiden University/UvA)

16/2/2017

Quantifying the unquantifiable? Informal charity in Southern Europe, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Julie Marfany

23/2/2017

Access to the trade: citizens, craft guilds, and social and geographical mobility in early modern Europe

Maarten Prak (Utrecht University)   

2/3/2017

Women’s wages and the gender wage gap: A comparative study on the impact of structural change in the Dutch and British labour markets, 1750-1914 

Corinne Boter (WUR)

9/3/2017

Winner takes all: Palm oil and cluster competition (1900-1970 ca.)

Valeria Giacomin (Copenhagen University)

16/3/2017

Drivers of economic and social transformation in pre-industrial southern Africa to 1830: climate, trade and the Portuguese factor

Matthew Hannaford (Utrecht University)

23/3/2017

Distant relatives? Demographic determinants of long-term developments in intergenerational proximity: the Netherlands

Tine de Moor (Utrecht University)

30/3/2017

Unreal wages. A new empirical foundation for the study of living standards and economic growth in England, 1260-1860

Jane Humphries (Oxford University)           

6/4/2017

Cancelled
Bismarck's health insurance and the mortality decline

Erik Hornung (University of Bayreuth)       

13/4/2017

(Real) Wages in Late Medieval England: Evidence from Agriculture 

Jordan Claridge (LSE)          

20/4/2017