The Joint Centre for History and Economics is based at Magdalene College and King's College, University of Cambridge, and at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. It was established in 1991 to promote research and education in fields of importance for historians and economists. Its aim is to provide a forum in which scholars can address some of their common concerns, whether through the application of economic concepts to historical problems, through the history of economic and social thought, or through economic history.
The objective of the Centre is to encourage fundamental research in each of the two disciplines. It also encourages the participation of historians and economists in addressing issues of public importance. These include economic security, globalization in historical perspective, poverty and inequality, and the relationship between politics and religion. In cooperation with its counterpart Centre at Harvard, the Cambridge Centre undertakes research projects and organizes workshops, seminars and exchanges of faculty and graduate students. It provides the base for the History Project, and for current research projects on Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas; Sites of Asian Interaction: Networks, Ideas, Archives; The Interaction between Political, Economic and Religious Ideas; India in the Global World; and SEATIDE.
Coins of the Month - December 2013
Gold bugs and silver bugs or the battle between expansionary and restrictive monetary policy in the US elections of 1896 and 1900
Next Centre Seminar
29 January 2014
Ananya Jahanara Kabir (King's College London)
Modern Times: Work, play and Afro-diasporic rhythms, from Moreau de Saint-Méry to Siegfried Kracauer
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» The Joint Center is pleased to announce a new website on Visualizing Historical Networks.
» The Joint Centre congratulates its director, Emma Rothschild, on her recent award of an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.
» We are delighted to announce that Paul Warde, Joint Centre Associate Research Fellow, and his collaborator Astrid Kander, Lund University, have been awarded a major grant by the Swedish Research Council for a new research project on historical energy and trade flows. The project will be undertaken over the period 2014-17.
» The Centre is delighted to congratulate William O'Reilly on the award of the 2013 Pilkington Teaching Prize.
» The Centre for History and Economics is pleased to announce its partnership in 'SEATIDE - Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion', an EU project, coordinated by L'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Paris, and funded under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme.
» The website for The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History is available at www.innerlifeofempires.org
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