Sir Christopher Bayly (1945-2015) was a friend of and inspiration to the Centre for History and Economics, from the Centre's earliest days. He was a frequent participant in the Centre's work, starting in 1994 -- on subjects from India to Benthamism to capitalism -- and a member of the Centre's Executive Committee, starting in 2002. His amazing depth and breadth of scholarship, his generosity and his friendship will be greatly missed.
next centre seminar
28 April 2015 Julia Adeney Thomas (University of Notre Dame/Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study) The Historian's Task in the Anthropocene: Finding a Useful Past in Japan
12 May2015 Mou Banerjee (Harvard) The Disinherited: Conversion to Christianity and the Economies of Loss in Colonial Calcutta
and Julia Solomon Strauss (Jesus) Elizabeth Eastlake and her dissent from Victorian Germanism
Chair: William Whitham
David K. Richards (1939-2015) was a friend and adviser to the Joint Centre for History and Economics, at Cambridge and at Harvard, over many years. He was a participant in Centre events, a wonderful observer of economic history, and, with Carol Richards, an immensely generous supporter of the Centre's work. One of the many interviews with him, in Barron's, began, "Of all the people we interview, David Richards strikes the deepest chord with readers. His interviews seem to be the ones that get tacked to walls or saved in a desk drawer, treasures of insight and wisdom." We miss him greatly.
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, including the history of economic and social thought, economic history and the application of economic concepts to historical problems. The objective of the Centre is to encourage fundamental research in history, economics, and related disciplines. It also encourages the participation of historians and economists in addressing issues of public importance.