The Financial History Network is pleased to announce the Fall/Winter program for its 2020-2021 Financial History Webinar Series. The webinar sessions will take place throughout the academic year 2020-2021 on Mondays on Zoom at 5pm CET. It is possible to register on the Network’s Eventbrite page or the dedicated links to each session below. To receive the papers discussed, reminders of our sessions, and follow-up discussions of the issues raised during the webinar sessions, please fill in the form here.
Full programme available here
Macro History Webinars
The Graduate Institute Geneva and a consortium of twenty-four other institutions (amongst which Banque de France, LSE, and Harvard University) are launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS) series. The papers and sign-up form for Zoom can be found on the seminar website here
The seminars will run from 23 September to 9 December 2020 and take place on-line every Wednesday, 5pm CET.
Sep 23: Niall Ferguson, Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020-?
Sep 30: Ali Kabiri, Harold James, John Landon-Lane, David Tuckett, Rickard Nyman, The Role of Sentiment in the Economy of the 1920s
Oct 07: Neil Cummins, Hidden Wealth
Oct 14: Marc Flandreau, How Vulture Investors Draft Constitutions: North and Weingast 30 years Later
Oct 21: Morgan Kelly, Understanding Persistence
Oct 28: Francesca Trivellato, When Property Rights Are Not Enough: Lessons from Renaissance Florence
Nov 04: Caroline Fohlin and Stephanie Collet, The Berlin Stock Exchange in the ‘Great Disorder’
Nov 11: Amanda Gregg, Steven Nafziger, Corporate Finance of Industry in a Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Imperial Russia
Nov 18: Erik Bengtsson, Enrico Rubolino, Daniel Waldenstrom, What Determines the Capital Share over the Long Run of History?
Nov 25: Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Vladimir Rodriguez-Caballero, Growth, war and pandemics: Europe in the very long-run
Dec 02: Mark Carlson, Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck, The Effects of Banking Competition on Growth and Financial Stability: Evidence from the National Banking Era
Dec 09: Kris Mitchener, Gary Richardson, Contagion of fear
Young Scholars Initiative (YSI): Graduate Seminars in Economic History
The Young Scholar Initiative is launching the new season of its YSI Economic history graduate seminar: one-hour online talks with discussion, free to everyone to sign up and participate. It will be a good way for economic history graduate students to stay in touch and make everybody feel more energized and motivated. This would also be the occasion to get feedback on your ongoing work. It also aims to make up for all the cancelled conferences and seminars where we would have tested our research.If you are interested to attend in the webinar please register at this link.
The program is as follows:
Sept 29: Ezra Karger, The University of Chicago, The Long-Run Effect of Public Libraries on Children: Evidence from the Early 1900s
Oct 13: Alejandro Ayuso, Carlos III University, Winners of Japanese colonization in Manchuria 1907-1945
Oct 27: Katherine Hauck, University of Arizona, Farm Production in Purchased and Homesteaded Farms in Kansas, circa 1870
Nov 10: Adam Frost, Harvard University, Entrepreneurial transformation of socialist China
Nov 24: Vitantonio Mariella, Sapienza University, Tenancy contracts and social capital at the origins of the North-South divide in Italy
Dec 08: Vincent Delabastita, KU Leuven, The Feudal Origins of Manorial Prosperity in 11th-century England
Jan 12: Iris Fu, University of California, Los Angeles, Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth Loss: Evidence from the Freedman’s Bank
Jan 26: Damian Clavel, Oxford University, A Miskitu Loan in the City of London?
Virtual Economic History Seminar
The University of Warwick has launched an online webinar series on Mondays 8-9pm CET. Here is the programme, all information here:
British Colonial Gender Reform and Human Capital Investment
(with Hiu F. Tam)
Colloquia Doctoralia: post doc webinars in history of economics
8 October, h15 CET Manfredi Alberti, “L’economia italiana nella ‘crisi’ degli anni Settanta” (in Italian)
22 October, h15 CET Michele Bee, “The pleasure of exchange: Adam Smith’s third kind of love”
5 November, h15 CET Cosma Emilio Orsi, “Economic thought and social institutions in Eighteenth century England”
20 November, h15 CET Alice Martini, “A historical overview on the theories of saving and economic growth: from classical thinkers to the ‘wealth theories’ of the 1950s”
3 December, h15 CET Paolo Silvestri, “Tax Justice and Reciprocity: The Two Tales of (One) Benefit Principle”
11 December, h15 CET Gianraimondo Farina, “Il sistema del dare in un’area rurale della Sardegna del XVIII° secolo. Fra riformismo e restaurazione: i monti frumentari e granatici nella regia contea del goceano (1726-1827)” (in Italian)
October 21, 2020, 17:30 – 19:00:
– Juliana Jaramillo-Echeverri (London School of Economics): “Surnames, Status and Schools: A Long-term View of the Social Ladder in Colombia” with Andrés Álvarez (Universidad de los Andes)
– Benjamin Milner (University of Alberta): “The Impact of State-Provided Education: Evidence from the 1870 Education Act”
– Zach Ward (Baylor University): “Intergenerational Mobility in AmericanHistory: Accounting for Race and Measurement Error”
November 4, 2020, 10:00 – 11.30:
– Cameron Campbell (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology): “Family Background, Exam Performance, and the Appointment and Promotion of Qing Civil Officials, 1830-1912”
– Giulia Corti (University of Trento): “Marriage choices and Social Homogamy through 19th and 20th centuries: the case of Milan”
– Martin Hällsten (Stockholm University): “The Shadow of Peasant Past: Seven Generations of Inequality Persistence in Northern Sweden,” with Martin Kolk
November 18, 2020, 17:30 – 19:00:
– Tymofii Brik (Kyiv School of Economics): “Occupational Status Attainment During Modernization: What Was the Role of Religion?” with Ineke Maas and Marco van Leeuwen (Utrecht University)
– Matilde P. Machado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): “The Role of Mothers on Female Labor Force Participation: An Approach Using Historical Parish Records” with Jesus Carro and Ricardo Mora
– Jan Stuhler (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): “Name-Based Estimators of Intergenerational Mobility” with Torsten Santavirta (Stockholm University)
December 2, 2020, 17:30 – 19:00:
– Naim Bro (Millennium Institute Foundational Research on Data, Santiago): “Ethnic Endogamy and Jewish Income Attainment: A Longitudinal Analysis of Jewish Last Names in Chile” with Liran Morav (University of Cambridge)
– Chris Minns (London School of Economics): “When Did the American Dream Move North? Intergenerational Mobility in Canada, 1871–1901” with Kris Inwood (University of Guelph) and Fraser Summerfield (St Francis Xavier University)
– Sonia Schifano (University of Luxembourg): “The Permanence of Concentrated Property Ownership Amidst Economic Transformation: Social Mobility in Dudelange, Luxembourg (1766–1872)”
December 16, 2020, 17:30 – 19:00:
– Kasey Buckles (University of Notre Dame): “Family Trees and Falling Apples: Intergenerational Mobility Estimates from U.S. Genealogy Data” with Joseph Price
– Santiago Pérez (UC Davis): “Who Benefits from Meritocracy?” with Diana Moreira (UC Davis)
– Erik Wang (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse): “Offspring as Rents? Intergenerational Immobility in a Multi-ethnic Ruling Coalition of Medieval China” with Joy Chen (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) & Xiaoming Zhang (HKU)
ARA Section for Archives and Museums
Half-day Training Workshop (via Zoom):
9.30am-12.30pm (GMT), Friday 20th November 2020
Trainer: Anita Hollinshead
The ARA Section for Archives and Museums is running a half-day workshop on caring for small and medium sized object collections. The workshop will explore how to minimise the risk of damaging collections and injuring staff, volunteers and visitors through safe object handling, packing, moving and storage.
Delegates will, through a combination of slides and practical demonstrations, learn about potential hazards in collections, protective clothing and equipment, condition checking, assessing and mitigating risk and how to choose the most appropriate materials for packing, storage and display purposes. How to safely handle a range of different materials and object types will also be covered.
By the end of the session, delegates will be able to safely and confidently handle and store the objects in their care, preserving their physical condition and improving their usability for research and exhibition purposes.
Freelance museum consultant Anita Hollinshead leads this three hour training session, which will include a Q&A surgery session inviting attendees to submit specific questions in advance relating to the objects in their care.
The event has been tailored for people involved in collections care at all levels and across different sectors, including archives, museums, conservation and libraries. No prior experience in museum collections management is required, making it ideal for trainees and for more experienced heritage, library and information professionals wanting to diversify their collection care skills.
This event would also be an excellent follow-up for those who attended SAM’s sell-out Museum Collections Management for Archivists training days in 2018/19.
Delegates will receive links to sources of further information and notes on the topics covered by the presentation, including a summary of the Q&A portion. Short films of the practical demonstrations will be available via the ARA website for all attendees.
Register here: https://www.archives.org.uk/events/viewevent/483-ara-section-for-specialist-repositories-training-day-and-agm-mon-13-may-2019.html
National Archives: Discovery and Manage your Collections
The National Archives will be holding a webinar on Discovery and Manage Your Collections on Tuesday 24th November (10:30am-12pm) for archives who are interested in learning more about publishing collections information to Discovery or managing existing collections information they already have on Discovery.
The workshop will include an overview of Discovery and a demo of MYC’s functionality, with a Q&A at the end. Event and registration details can be found on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manage-your-collections-in-discovery-webinar-tickets-126537002581
Launched in 2017, Manage Your Collections allows archives to publish and edit their collections information directly into Discovery. MYC can be used as the primary means of getting collections data online or as a second point of access. With the release of MYC, archives now the ability to access and update their catalogue data already on Discovery that was contributed during the A2A project.
Any questions or queries or if you can’t make the date of this webinar but would be interested in similar future events, please email the MYC team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Shift Forum seminars (Research Libraries UK) – #RLUKDSF
RLUK’s Digital Shift Forum brings together colleagues from across the information, research, cultural and heritage communities, and third and commercial sectors, to discuss the future of the digital shift in collections, services, and audiences.
These monthly seminars include high-profile international speakers, from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, who are at the forefront of current thinking around the digital shift. They provide time and space for wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary discussions regarding the future of the digital shift and provide a springboard for cross-sector collaboration. The Digital Shift Forum is open to all, and you do not need to belong to an RLUK member institution to attend or participate.
Recordings of previous seminars are available on the RLUK website.
Link for registering to the next ones are here: https://www.rluk.ac.uk/dsf/
16 December, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT): Building digital skills for now and the future
Tiina Hill, Senior Manager, Arts Council England, and James Akers, Arts Council England Tech Champion for data analytics.
The pandemic as a catalyst for change or a temporary digital fix? Tiina and James will offer an overview of emerging trends before and after lockdown in how the arts cultural sector is shifting to working more digitally and challenges around digital integration and transformation. They will provide an outline of the Digital Culture Network, where it started from, and the work of its team of 9 specialist “on the ground” Tech Champions in building digital skills and capacity across the sector. Tiina and James will also reflect on the demand for its support offer, provide insights and examples from working with people across the sector, and give an outline of Arts Council England’s 10 Year Strategy in supporting sector survival and resilience.
20 January 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT): Managing digital in a time of accelerating changeJohn Stack, Digital Director, Science Museum Group
Museums, galleries, libraries and archives operate at their touch points with their audiences. Historically, the museum experience has begun and ended with the entry and exit of a physical visit. In the digital age, digital channels are a component of all visits, and increasingly visits are digital-only experiences. Digital provides galleries, libraries, archives and museums, new ways to fulfil their missions through increased reach, enhanced experiences and deeper engagement. However, the digital landscape and audience behaviour continues to evolve rapidly presenting the challenge of how to keep up with ever-changing digital technologies and audience expectations. This talk will explore the ways in which digital might be deployed to achieve the right mix of sustainable long-term solutions, and experiments and exploration of emerging technologies.
The Archive-Skills Consultancy Online Courses. 28 January-10 February 2021
1 February 2021: Professor Charles Goodhart (LSE) and Dr Manoj Pradhan (Talking Heads Macro)
The Great Demographic Reversal: ageing societies, waning inequality, and an inflation
15 February 2021: Dr Peter Sloman (University of Cambridge)
Menus without prices? Manifestos, party competition, and public finance in Britain, c. 1955-1983
1 March 2021: William Allen (NIESR)
Poland, the international monetary system and the Bank of England, 1921–1939
15 March 2021: Dr Eleanor Hallam (HM Treasury)
HM Treasury and its management of the Financial Crisis, 2007-2009
3 May 2021: Dr Jenny Pleinen (German Historical Institute, London)
The landed gentry in British politics after World War II: from taxed decadence to subsidized cultural heritage
The seminar is generously supported by the Trevelyan Fund and the Centre for Risk Studies.
Coping with Disasters. 200 years of international official lending
4 February 2021, 12.00 – 12.45 CET, on zoomeabh in conversation with Christoph Trebesch (Kiel Institute for the World Economy). They will debate 200 years of international official lending: characteristics, occurrence and determinants. Is there insight to be found for current day policy makers?
International Macro History Online Seminar Series 2021
17 February to 12 May 2021, every Wednesday at 17 CET, on zoom
The spring 2021 sessions of the International Macro History Online Seminar will run from 17 February to 12 May 2021 and will take place virtually every Wednesday at 17:00 (Geneva time). The seminars will run for 60 minutes with an extra optional 15 minutes for further discussion.
17 February 2021: The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival, Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan
24 February 2021: It Takes Money to Make MPs: New Evidence from 150 Years of British Campaign Spending, Julia Cagé and Edgard Dewitte
3 March 2021: Why is Europe Less Unequal than the United States?, Thomas Blanchet, Amory Gethin and Lucas Chancel
10 March 2021: Selective Default Risk: Evidence from the German Default of the 1930s, Olivier Accominotti, Thilo Albers and Kim Oosterlinck
17 March 2021: The Economic Impact of the Black Death, Remi Jedwab, Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama
24 March 2021: State Capacity and the Rise and Fall of Serfdom in Europe, Tracy Dennison
31 March 2021: Blowing Against the Wind ? A Narrative Approach to Central bank Foreign Exchange Intervention, Alain Naef
7 April 2021: Spring Break
14 April 2021: Hollowing out the State: Franchise Expansion and Fiscal Capacity in Colonial India, Pavithra Suryanarayan
21 April 2021: The Real Effects of Bank Runs. Evidence from the French Great Depression (1930-1931), Eric Monnet, Angelo Riva and Stefano Ungaro
28 April 2021: Banking crises interventions, 1290-2018, Andrew Metrick and Paul Schmelzing
5 May 2021: Assignats or Death: Inflationary Finance in Revolutionary France, Bryan Cutsinger, Joshua Ingber and Louis Rouanet
12 May 2021: The Economic Consequences of Sir Robert Peel: A Quantitative Assessment of the Repeal of the Corn Laws, Doug Irwin and Maksym Chepeliev
Dissertation Showcase #1 by ARA Section for New Professionals
25 March 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT, online
This series of showcases will hear from New Professionals about research they have carried out during their archive and information management studies. The topics within this series are varied and interesting. These events are open to all as we believe this a great opportunity for both new professionals and the wider field to hear about research, surveys and studies that have happened over the past few years.
During the first event on March 25th, we will be hearing from:
Jennifer Pearson: Assessing the “Quiet” Archivist Persona : How Archival Studies and Knowledge Management Practitioners Describe the Value of Research.
Karen McFarlane: “How do U.K. archivists perceive ‘white supremacy’ in the U.K. archives sector?
Elizabeth Murray-Smith: ”The Archiving of Police Records”
Max Parkin: “The social function of archives can be used to help tackle loneliness.”
Lucy Janes and Katie MacDonald: “Archives and Remembrance: reconsidering archiving practices: using the First World War Centenary as a lens to critically examine archiving practice”