History Webinars & Seminars 2020-2021

Here is a list of interesting webinars & seminars for 2020-2021: For inspiration and further research, please have a look at our TOPIC dedicated to ECONOMICS

Financial History Webinar Series

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

Business History Collective

25/09/2020 16:00 UK GLOBAL Historical Cognition and Strategic Entrepreneurship. Diego Coraiola
30/09/2020 10:00 MEX IBEROAMÉRICA Capitalismo y operaciones bancarias en Brasil, siglo XX Aldo Musacchio y Sebastián Álvarez
14/10/2020 10:00 MEX IBEROAMÉRICA Las grandes empresas en la economía Argentina, 1900-1971 Norma Silvana Lanciotti
14/10/2020 16:00 UK GLOBAL Roundtable: Slavery and Business History Sherryllynne Haggerty, Rafael Pardo and Stephen Mullen
28/10/2020 10:00 MEX IBEROAMÉRICA Mesa redonda. La historia empresarial en revistas especializadas Paloma Férnandez, Luis Jauregui y Martín Monsalve
14/11/2020 10:00 MEX IBEROAMÉRICA Estrategias empresariales en el Valle del Cauca (Colombia) Ma. Fernanda Erazo, Sonia Jaimes y Julio Zuluaga
18/11/2020 16:00 UK GLOBAL Paths Taken: The Strategic Trajectories of Retail Organisations in the United States and the United Kingdom, 1950-1980 Tom Buckley
25/11/2020 10:00 MEX IBEROAMÉRICA Estrategias empresariales en México Martha Guerrero, Andrew Paxman y Ma. Guadalupe Venteño
02/12/2020 10:00 MEX IBEROAMÉRICA Historia bancaria en Latinoamérica Victor Flores y Clemente Penna

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:
Sep. 21 Petra Moser Women in Science. Lessons from the Baby Boom (with Scott Kim) — recording available here
Sep. 28 Kilian Huber Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-level Evidence from Germany — recording available here
Oct. 5 Pauline Grosjean Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in France (with Julia Cagé, Anna Dagorret and Saumitra Jha)
Oct. 12 Christian Dippel O Captain! My Captain! Leadership and Team Cohesion in the Union Army (with Andreas Ferrara)
Oct. 19 Michael Makowsky Firearms and Violence Under Jim Crow (with Patrick Warren)
Oct. 26 Ruixue Jia The Nexus of Elites and War Mobilization: An Empirical Investigation (with Ying Bai and Jiaojiao Yang)
Nov. 2 Student session
Nov. 9 Nico Lacetera Does Scientific Progress Affect Cultural Change? A Digital Text Analysis (with Michela Giorcelli and Astrid Mariononi)
Nov. 16 Benjamin Marx J’Accuse! Antisemitism and Financial Markets in the Time of the Dreyfus Affair (with Quoc-Anh Do, Roberto Galbiati and Miguel A. Ortiz Serrano)
Nov. 23 Diana Van Patten Multinationals, Monopsony and Local Development: Evidence from the United Fruit Company (with Esteban Méndez-Chacón)
Nov. 30 Ömer Özak Borderline Disorder: (De Facto) Historical Ethnic Borders and Contemporary Conflict in Africa (with Emilio Depetris-Chauvin)
Dec. 7 Luis Martinez Technocratic Autocracy, Higher Education and Social Mobility (with Maria Angelica Bautista, Felipe Gonzaléz, Pablo Munoz and Mounu Prem)
Dec. 14 Sutanuka Roy 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)
Connect via zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71537146144?pwd=WS9YajA5aVRSTzdTV1pyQU4zNndOZz09
  • Tuesday, 22 Oct. 2019: Christopher Whittell, ‘An adulterate coin? The coinage of the British republic (1649-1660) within the tradition of English common law’
  • Tuesday, 5 Nov. 2019: Fleur Stolker, ‘Bankruptcy and insolvency in the early modern Court of Chancery, 1543-1628’
  • Tuesday, 19 Nov. 2019: Rob Bates, ‘An Organized Suspicion? Structuring Administration in the American Civil War Pension System, c.1875-1882’
  • Tuesday, 3 Dec. 2019: Saumya Saxena, ‘Court’ing Hindu Nationalism: The Supreme Court of India and the rise of Hindutva’
Register here: http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/cambridge-legal-and-social-history.html

Nuffield Historical Social Mobility Seminar – Michaelmas 2020

Convenors: Per Engzell (Oxford) Giacomo Gabbuti (Oxford) Juliana Jaramillo-Echeverri (LSE) Time: London Venue: Online at https://lse.zoom.us/j/89404010816
  • 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 manageyourcollections@nationalarchives.gov.uk.

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