Past History and Economics Seminars (1989 - )



10 June 2014
Julia Stephens (Centre for History and Economics/Trinity Hall)
Everyday Afterlives: Tracing Diasporic Inheritances through India's Imperial Archives

6 May 2014
Catherine Merridale (Queen Mary, University of London)
Red Fortress: History and Illusion in Russia

4 March 2014
Natasha Pairaudeau, University of Cambridge
Inter-Asian métissage: Other boundaries of rule and indigenous social hierarchies in French Indochina

18 February 2014
Francisco Bethencourt, King's College London
The debate on inequality from Rousseau to Marx

11 February 2014
Widukind de Ridder, CEGESOMA, Brussels
The development of the labour movement and political thought in Belgium in the 19th century

28 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



Amira Bennison (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
Constructions of Authority in 14th Century Morocco: The Material Argument for Marinid Rule (6 June 2013)

Fei-Hsien Wang (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
Between Privilege and Property: Four Conceptions of Copyright in Late-Qing China (28 May 2013)

Iza Hussin (The University of Chicago/Clare Hall)
Circulations of Law: Majalla and Constitution in the Making of a Muslim State (30 April 2013)

Rohit De (Centre for History and Economics & Trinity Hall)
The Everyday Life of the Indian Constitution (1947-1964) (14 March 2013)

Cormac Ó Gráda (University College, Dublin)
Hunger and Human Capital in England before the Industrial Revolution (26 February 2013)

Jane Humphries (All Souls College, Oxford)
Girls and the Industrial Revolution (19 February 2013)

Gabriel Paquette (Johns Hopkins/CRASSH & Centre for History and Economics)
Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions (29 January 2013 )


Sheilagh Ogilvie (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Consumption and social capital in early modern Europe (6 June 2012)

Barbara Koenczoel (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
The commemoration of Luxemburg and Liebknecht during the interwar years and in the GDR (22 May 2012)

Romain Bertrand (CERI-Science-Po-CNRS)
Missed Encounters. An Anti-Eurocentric Perspective on Early Dutch-Javanese Relations (1596-1646) (8 May 2012)

Pernille Røge (Corpus Christi, Cambridge)
Why the Danes got there first - a trans-imperial response to the abolition of the Danish slave trade in 1792 (13 March 2012)

Renaud Morieux (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Fishing Disputes and Maritime Borders in Europe and Newfoundland in the 18th and 19th Centuries (6 March 2012)

Daniel Matlin (Queen Mary, University of London)
The American Black Power movement and the idea of Africa (28 February 2012)

Eleanor Newbigin (SOAS)
The political economy of democracy: some thoughts on nationhood and citizenship in post-colonial India (10 November 2011)

History and Economics Seminar, as part of the Core Seminar in Social and Economic History

2010 - 2011

Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)
Robert Burns and Poverty (7 June 2011)

Sugata Bose (Harvard), Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck, London) and Sumit Mandal (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
His Majesty's Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle against Empire
Chair: Tim Harper (Magdalene College, Cambridge) (31 May 2011)

Tara Alberts (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Medicine, Magic and Exchange in Southeast Asia, c.1500-1700 (24 May 2011)

Maxine Berg (University of Warwick)
East-West dialogues: World Economic History Congresses and the legacies of the Cold War (1 March 2011)

Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)
The Twentieth Century as the Age of Internationalism (1 February 2011)

Emma Rothschild (Harvard University/Magdalene College, Cambridge)
Economic Thought and Economic Information: the East and West Indies in the Eighteenth Century (28 October 2010)

History and Economics Seminar, as part of the Core Seminar in Social and Economic History


2009 - 2010

Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University)
Morality and markets: thinking about Albert Hirschman in the 1970s (19 May 2010)

Jo Whaley (Gonville and Caius College)
The Holy Roman Empire (12 May 2010)

Dame Gillian Beer (Clare Hall)
Late Darwin: extinction, aesthetics, and the human
(24 February 2010)

Barbara Ravelhofer (University of Durham)
The Monster from the East: Literary Migrations in Early Modern Europe
(10 February 2010)

Philippe Minard (Université Paris-8 (IDHE-CNRS)/EHESS-Paris)
Facing uncertainty: markets, norms and conventions in the 18th Century
(27 January 2010)

Helen McCarthy (Queen Mary, University of London)
Empire and Internationalism in Britain, c.1918-1945 (18 November 2009)

Michael Katz (University of Pennsylvania)
The American Welfare State and Social Contract in Hard Times (14 October 2009)


2008 - 2009

Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)
Apocalypse in the stacks? (10 June 2009)

Robert Travers (Cornell University)
Some Indian views on land-rights in eighteenth century Bengal: petitions as political thought (13 May 2009)

David Runciman (Department of Politics, University of Cambridge)
Does it make sense to discount liberty? (29 April 2009)

Emma Rothschild (Centre for History and Economics/King's College, Cambridge)
The Inner Life of Empires (11 March 2009)

Jack Rakove (Stanford University)
Thinking about Madison Thinking (4 March 2009)

Humeira Iqtidar (South Asian Studies Centre/King's College, Cambridge)
Secularising Islamists? Conceptual Confusion and Political Reality (11 February 2009)

David Todd (Trinity Hall/Centre for History and Economics)
A French Imperial Meridian, 1815-1870 (3 December 2008)

Ananya Kabir (University of Leeds)
Consecrated Groves: The Imperial Utility of a Tacitean Theme (19 November 2008)

Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London)
The Origins of British Anti-Imperialism Reconsidered, 1850-1920 (22 October 2008)


2007 - 2008

Natalie Ceeney (Chief Executive, The National Archives) and David Thomas (Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer, The National Archives)
Research in a digital age - experience from The National Archives (28 May 2008)

Herrick Chapman (New York University)
Democracy Embattled in the Age of Expertise: French Reconstruction after World War II (21 May 2008)

Bain Attwood (Monash University/Smuts Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College)
Repudiating Aboriginal sovereignty and rights to land in Britain's Australian colonies: The case of Batman's treaty (7 May 2008)

Eric Foner (Columbia University)
Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Rights of Black Americans (12 March 2008)

Jan Otmar Hesse (University of Frankfurt)
The "Americanisation" of German Economics after 1945 (27 February 2008)

Natalia Mora-Sitja (Downing College, Cambridge)
Gender, Economics, and History in Modern Spain (13 February 2008)

Paul Warde (UEA)
The Invention of Sustainability: Agronomy in Britain and Germany c.1500-1850
(30 January 2008)

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre (Queen's University Belfast)
The Race and Racism of the Late-Victorian Irish (28 November 2007)

Richard Tuck (Harvard University)
Edgeworth and Utilitarianism (14 November 2007)

Gareth Stedman Jones (Centre for History and Economics)
Radicalism and the Extra-European World: The Case of Marx (31 October 2007)


2006 - 2007

Lynn Hunt (Department of History, UCLA)
Inventing Human Rights in the 18th Century (30 May 2007)

Tamar Herzog (Department of History, Stanford University)
Dispossessing the Barbarians: Citizenship and exclusion in Spain and Spanish America (16th to 19th Centuries) (23 May 2007)

Patricia Clavin (History Faculty, University of Oxford)
The Economic Legacy of the League of Nations (2 May 2007)

Tony La Vopa (North Carolina State University/IASH, Edinburgh)
Politeness and work in the Scottish Enlightenment: Revisiting the Boswells (14 March 2007)

Patrick Weil (CNRS/Paris I)
Exceptional decisions in normal and exceptional times: denaturalisations in the US, the UK, Germany and France in the 20th Century (28 February 2007)

Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Citizenship and heresy in the later Roman Empire (14 February 2007)

William Nelson (Centre for History and Economics/Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
The Enlightenment and the origins of modern economics (17 January 2007)

Caitlin Anderson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
British Consular Intervention and Legal Pluralism: Buenos Aires, 1825-1875 (15 November 2006)

Melissa Lane (King’s College, Cambridge)
‘Demagogue’, ‘Tyrant’ and ‘Statesmen’ in Ancient Athens (1 November 2006)

John Hope Mason (Queen Mary, University of London)
At the Limits of Toleration: Rousseau and Atheism (18 October 2006)


2005 - 2006

Mary Beth Norton (Cornell Univerity/Pitt Professor of American History)
A New Look at Nathaniel Bacon and his Rebellion (Virginia, 1675-1676)
(24 May 2006)

Leigh Shaw-Taylor (Jesus College)
Regions and structural change: A new view of the industrial revolution in England 1750-1881
(10 May 2006)

Liana Vardi (University of Buffalo, New York)
Economics and Culture in the Late French Enlightenment (8 March 2006)

Christopher Clark (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge)
Revolution in Government: Europe After 1848
(22 February 2006)

Poul Holm (University of Southern Denmark/Churchill College)
The last Fish? A Historical Perspective on the Exploitation of the North Sea
(8 February 2006)

Peter Garnsey (Jesus College, Cambridge)
"Communism" in the Republic and Laws: from Plato to Plethon (25 January 2006)

Adam Tooze (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Hitler and the problem of American economic power, 1928-1945
(23 November 2005)

Maruska Svasek (Queen’s, Belfast/Oxford University)
Moving moves: emotions and (forced) migration in the 20th and 21st century (9 November 2005)

Gareth Stedman Jones (Centre for History and Economics)
Language and British Left Historians. From Thomas Carlyle to Edward Thompson (26 October 2005)

Anja Pistor-Hatam (Seminar für Orientalistik Islamwissenschaft, CAU Kiel)
Al-e Ahmad's glimpses at the past: An intellectual's reflections on selected periods of Iranian history (12 October 2005)


2004 - 2005

Robert Evans (Modern History Faculty, Oxford)
'The Manuscripts': Forgery in the Culture and Politics of Central Europe (1 June 2005)

Sverker Sörlin (Centre for History and Economics/Pembroke College)
The Nature of Success: Narratives of National Performance before the Welfare State - Sweden ca 1890-1940 (18 May 2005)

Megan Vaughan (King's College, Cambridge)
Africa and the Birth of the Modern World (4 May 2005)

Alastair Reid (Girton College, Cambridge)
United We Stand. A history of Britain's trade unions (16 March 2005)

Ananya Kabir (University of Leeds)
Language, identity, political conflict: the case of Kashmiri (2 March 2005)

Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)
When affirmative action was white (16 February 2005)

Jürgen Kocka (WZB-Social Science Research Center Berlin/St Anthony's College, Oxford)
From the history of labour to the history of work? (2 February 2005)

Bee Wilson (St John's College, Cambridge)
Frederick Accum's Treatise on Adulterations of Food (1820) (17 November 2004)

Douglas Moggach (University of Ottawa)
Republicanism and the Hegelian Left (3 November 2004)

Gareth Stedman Jones (Centre for History and Economics)
An End to Poverty?: The French Revolution and the Promise of a World without Want (20 October 2004)


2003 - 2004

Colin Kidd, University of Glasgow (26 May 2004)
Radicalism, Tradition and the Covenanting Margins of the Atlantic

Emma Rothschild, Centre for History and Economics (12 May 2004)
Language and Empire, circa 1800

William O'Reilly, National University of Ireland Galway/Centre for History and Economics (25 February 2004)
Competition for Colonists. Europe and her Colonies in the 18th Century

Christian Topalov (EHESS-INED, Paris, (11 February 2004)
Inventing the working-class community (London, Boston, Paris, 1957-1966)

Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick (28 January 2004)
Servant Tax, Servant's Labour. The Business of Life, England 1770-1820

Nick Phillipson, University of Edinburgh (3 December 2003)
Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments in biographical contexts

Tracy Dennison, Robinson College/Centre for History and Economics (19 November 2003)
Problems of serfdom: The case of nineteenth-century Russia

Paul André Rosental, EHESS-INED, Paris (22 October 2003)
A national passion: Demography in France 1930-1960

Geoff Eley, University of Michigan (8 October 2003)
Writing the history of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000


2002 - 2003

Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics (4 June 2003)
Conflict and oil

Peter Baldwin, University of California Los Angeles (21 May 2003)
The political culture of public health

Tony Wrigley, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (7 May 2003)
The occupational structure of England in the mid-nineteenth century

Charles Maier, Harvard University (30 April 2003)
An American empire?

Marc Flandreau, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (5 March 2003)
Sovereign risk and globalization: an anthropology of the market mechanism, 1870-1913

Quentin Skinner, Christ's College, Cambridge (19 February 2003)
Hobbes on rights and hereditary right

Justine Crump, Centre for History and Economics (5 February 2003)
The perils of play: 18th century ideas about gambling

Susan Pedersen, Harvard University (22 January 2003)
Colonial governance: what difference did the League of Nations make?

Christopher Bayly, St Catharine's College (20 November 2002)
The Death of a Colonial Metropolis, Yangon (Rangoon), 1940-48

Paul Kennedy, Yale University/Christ's College (13 November 2002)
The Conundrum of the Security Council

Claude Imbert, École Normale Supérieure (30 October 2002)
From Mauss to Levi-Strauss: Another Perspective on Social Relations

Richard Tuck, Harvard University (16 October 2002)
Kenneth Arrow and the High Theory of Democracy in the 1950s


2001 - 2002

Susan Manning, University of Edinburgh (12 June 2002)
Antiquarianism, the Scottish Science of Man, and the Emergence of Modern Disciplinarity

Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute, Berlin (22 May 2002)
Attention and the Creation of Value in Enlightenment Natural History

Richard Drayton, Corpus Christi College (6 March 2002)
Bordeaux and the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century

Sugata Bose, Harvard University (27 February 2002)
Poet as Pilgrim: Rabindranath Tagore's Discovery of the Indian Ocean

Catherine Merridale, Bristol University (13 February 2002)
Redesigning History in Contemporary Russia

Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Clare Hall (21 November 2001)
Sir Henry Maine, India, and the Anglo-Saxon Past

William St Clair, Trinity College (14 November 2001)
The Explosion of Reading in the Romantic Period

Knud Haakonssen, Boston University (31 October 2001)
Adam Smith and Epicureanism

Tore Frängsmyr, Uppsala University/The Nobel Foundation (17 October 2001)
Alfred Nobel - Technician, Inventor, Donor


2000 - 2001

Harold James, Princeton University (23 May 2001)
Backlashes against globalization

Melissa Lane, King's College, Cambridge (9 May 2001)
Before Popper: English- and German-language readings of Plato's politics in the half-century before 1933

Craig Muldrew, Queen's College, Cambridge (7 March 2001)
Self-Control and Savings in Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Century Britain

Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College, London (28 February 2001)
The Future of Democracy

Tony Atkinson, Nuffield College, Oxford (14 February 2001)
Top Incomes in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Emma Rothschild, Centre for History and Economics (31 January 2001)
Globalization in Historical Perspective: The East India Company and the American Revolution

Gareth Stedman Jones, Centre for History and Economics (1 November 2000)
The 'Communism' of the Communist Manifesto

Sylvia Nasar, Columbia University/Churchill College (25 October 2000)
Alfred Marshall and the Third Way

Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck College (18 October 2000)
Beyond the Nation-State: The Search for a New Global Political
Economy, 1914-1930s


1999 - 2000

Donald Winch, University of Sussex (31 May 2000)
Ruskin and political economy

Caroline Humphrey, King's College, Cambridge (24 May 2000)
Inequality and exclusion

Simon Szreter, St John's College, Cambridge (10 May 2000)
The state and social capital in historical perspective

Reinhart Koselleck, University of Bielefeld (1 March 2000)
'Die Weltgeschichte als Weltgericht': Schiller and Hegel

Ross Harrison, King's College, Cambridge (16 February 2000)
Government is good for you

Robert Darnton, All Souls College, Oxford (2 February 2000)
Songs and the Police in 18th Century Paris

Hans Medick, Max Planck Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen (19 January 2000)
Weaving and Surviving in Laichingen 1650-1900: Micro-History as History and as Research Experience

John Burrow, Balliol College, Oxford (24 November 1999)
Victorian Exceptionalism?

Sissela Bok, Harvard University (17 November 1999)
Henry Sidgwick's Practical Ethics: A Century's Perspective

Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University (27 October 1999)
Hamlet in Purgatory

Hans-Joachim Voth, Centre for History and Economics and Robinson College, Cambridge (13 October 1999)
The Longest Years--Time and Work in Britain, 1750-1830


1998 - 1999

Jonathan Haslam, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (26 May 1999)
The Politics of the Balance of Trade

Sheilagh Ogilvie, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Cambridge University (28 April 1999)
Women and the "Second Serfdom": Evidence from Bohemia

David Feldman, Birkbeck College, London (10 March 1999)
Migrants, immigrants, and welfare in England, from the old poor-law to the welfare state

Melissa Lane, King's College, Cambridge (24 February 1999)
Is security the minimal good?

Emma Rothschild, Centre for History and Economics (10 February 1999)
"Of systems of equality": Malthus, Necker, and the French Revolution

Richard Smith, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (27 January 1999)
Malthus, methodological individualism and certain conceptual demographic preferences

Mamta Murthi, Clare Hall, Cambridge (2 December 1998)
Fertility in India: Evidence from the 1991 Census

Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics (25 November 1998)
The Vanity of Rigour in Economics

Paul Warde, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (11 November 1998)
Land, Labour and Livestock: Ecology and Employment in Early Modern Germany

Jonathan Steinberg, Trinity Hall, Cambridge (28 October 1998)
Gold, History and the Deutsche Bank


1997 - 1998

Fritz Stern, Columbia University (27 May 1998)
Death in Weimar

Jacques Revel, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (13 May 1998)
Simiand and the Historians: the Origins of Social History

Emma Rothschild, King's College, Cambridge (29 April 1998)
Smithianismus and Enlightenment in 19th Century Europe

Jan De Vries, All Souls College, Oxford (4 March 1998)
The Industrious Revolution as a Concept of Economic and Social History: Were Eighteenth Century People Aspiring Consumers or Oppressed Workers?

John Hatcher, Corpus Christi, Cambridge (18 February 1998)
Labour, Leisure and Charity from the Black Death to the New Poor Law

Kirsty McNay, St. Catharine's College, Jane Humphries, Newnham College, and Stephan Klasen, King's College, Cambridge (4 February 1998)
Death and Gender in Victorian England

Gareth Stedman Jones, King's College, Cambridge (21 January 1998)
Rational Dissent and the Origins of English Socialism

Erik Grimmer and Roberto Romani, Nuffield College, Oxford and Darwin College, Cambridge (19 November 1997)
Historical Political Economy, 1870-1900

Ursula Vogel, University of Manchester (5 November 1997)
Romantic Communitarianism: Adam Müller's Critique of Modern Commercial Society

Martin Daunton, Churchill College, Cambridge (22 October 1997)
Material Politics: The State and Consumption in Britain since 1850

Bertram Schefold, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität (8 October 1997)
The Afterglow of the German Historical School, 1945 - 1960


1996 - 1997

Melissa Lane, King's College, Cambridge (4 June 1997)
Political Theory and Time

Jürgen Kocka, Freie Universität, Berlin (7 May 1997)
Rapprochment and New Distance: Historians and Social Scientists between the 1950s and today

Ben Polak, Yale University (5 March 1997)
A Predatory State

Stephan Klasen, King's College, Cambridge (19 February 1997)
Gender Inequality and Survival: Excess Female Mortality, Past and Present

Wolfgang Mommsen, Heinrich Heine Universität (5 February 1997)
Max Weber mediating between the 'Historical School' and the 'School of Theoretical Economy'

Joanna Innes, Somerville College, Oxford (22 January 1997)
State, Church and Voluntarism in European Welfare, 1690-1850

Gareth Stedman Jones, King's College, Cambridge (4 December 1996)
Hegel and the Economics of Civil Society

Peter Clarke, St. John's College, Cambridge (20 November 1996)
Keynes, Buchanan and the Balanced Budget Doctrine

Caroline Humphrey, King's College, Cambridge (6 November 1996)
Traders, 'Disorder' and Citizenship Regimes in Provincial Russia

Emma Rothschild, King's College, Cambridge (16 October 1996)
Transitions and Mentalities


1995 - 1996

Keith Tribe, University of Keele (12 June 1996)
The Historicisation of Political Economy

Amartya Sen, Harvard University (1 May 1996)
Asian Values

Richard Whatmore, University of Sussex (6 March 1996)
The Political Economy of Jean Baptiste Say's Republicanism

Jane Humphries, Newnham College, Cambridge (21 February 1996)
Female Headed Households and the Industrial Revolution

Ian Ross, University of British Columbia (7 February 1996)
A Biographer's Approach to Adam Smith: Focus on the Wealth of Nations

Olwen Hufton, European University Institute (15 November 1995)
Poverty in 18th Century France Revisited

Catherine Merridale, University of Bristol (1 November 1995)
Death and Remembrance in Soviet Russia

Adam Tooze, Robinson College, Cambridge (18 October 1995)
Counting Chaos: Economic Statistics and the German Hyperinflation

Gareth Stedman Jones, King's College, Cambridge (4 October 1995)
`Unable to Speak its Meaning in Words': Carlyle, Engels and the Constitution of Social History


1994 - 1995

Jon Elster, University of Chicago (1 March 1995)
Rationality and Emotions

Sheilagh Ogilvie, Trinity College, Cambridge (15 February 1995)
Institutions and Economic Development in Early Modern Central Europe

Mary Morgan, London School of Economics (8 February 1995)
The Moral Economy of J.B. Clark

Gareth Stedman Jones, King's College, Cambridge (23 November 1994)
The First Debate on the "Industrial Revolution": Say vs Sismondi

Emma Rothschild, King's College, Cambridge (9 November 1994)
The Economic History of Rationality

Gavin Wright, Christ's College, Cambridge (19 October 1994)
The Origins of Free Labour


1993 - 1994

Timothy Guinnane, Yale University (15 June 1994)
German Credit Cooperatives, 1870-1914

Richard Smith, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Oxford (11 May 1994)
The Communal Management of Risk and Uncertainty and its Implications for Past and Present Demographic Patterns

Keith Baker, Stanford University (4 May 1994)
Enlightenment and the Institution of Society

Sylvana Tomaselli, Newnham College, Cambridge (27 April 1994)
Wollstonecraft: Critic of Modern Commercial Society?

Emma Rothschild, King's College, Cambridge (16 February 1994)
The 'Bloody and Invisible Hand'

Walter Eltis, Department of Trade and Industry (2 February 1994)
The Failure of French Market Economics: Quesnay, Turgot and Condillac

Donald Winch, University of Sussex (19 January 1994)
Luxury and Inequality

David Landes, Harvard University (29 November 1993)
The Fable of the Dead Horse: Was the Industrial Revolution really Revolutionary?

Zvi Razi, Tel Aviv University & Wellcome Institute, Oxford (24 November 1993)
The Making of State and Society in Late Medieval England: A View from the Manorial Court

Caroline Barron, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (10 November 1993)
Nobles, Merchants and the Economy of London

Mark Bailey, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (13 October 1993)
Serfdom on the Manor in England, c.1180-1348


1992 - 1993

Alaka Basu, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave (26 May 1993)
Old Prejudices and New Technology: Trends in Women's Status, Son Preference and Fertility in India

Carlo Poni, University of Bologna (12 May 1993)
Fashion as Innovation: the Strategies of the Silk Merchants of Lyon in the 18th Century

Sheilagh Ogilvie, Trinity College, Cambridge (28 April 1993)
Women's Work and Economic Development: A German Industrial Countryside, 1580-1740

Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics (14 January 1993)
Mill and Menger

Emma Rothschild (26 November 1992)
Condorcet on Mathematics and Economics

Richard Tuck, Jesus College, Cambridge (19 November 1992)
The Imperfect History of Perfect Competition


Nations, States and Empires / War, Reconciliation and the State (1989 - 1998)

1998 - 1999

Mary Kaldor, London School of Economics/University of Sussex (19 November 1998)
The Political Economy of New Wars

Miri Rubin (Pembroke College, Oxford (5 November 1998)
Narrative and Violence in Late Medieval Europe: the Host Desecration Accusation


1996 - 1997

Alain Blum, Institut National des Études Demographiques, Paris (13 May 1997)
Stalinism and the Statisticians: The Case of Demographers


1995 - 1996

Elaine Scarry, Harvard University (30 May 1996)
Thinking in an Emergency

Bernard Williams, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (23 May 1996)
Moralism and Realism in Liberal Politics


1995 - 1996

Thoma Mastnak, Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (8 February 1996)
The Abbé de Saint-Pierre, European Union and the Turk


1994 - 1995

Linda Colley, Yale University (1 June 1995)
Frontiers and Empire: Re-evaluating the Seven Years War

Istvan Hont, King's College, Cambridge (11 May 1995)
State and Nation in the French Revolution

J.G.A. Pocock, Johns Hopkins University (26 April 1995)
Gibbon and Raynal


1993 - 1994

Romila Thapar, Jawarharlal Nehru University, Delhi (17 June 1994)
The Appropriations of the Theory of the Aryan Race in India

Berndt Weisbrod (26 May 1994)
German Unification and the National Paradigm

Myles Burnyeat, Robinson College, Cambridge (12 May 1994)
Did the Ancient Greeks have a Concept of Human Rights?
Comments: Quentin Skinner

Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University (17 February 1994)
The Meaning of Patriotism


1992 - 1993

Janos Kis, Central European University (1 June 1993)
Dimensions and Value of Freedom

Lincoln Chen, Harvard University (27 May 1993)
Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention

Ayesha Jalal, University of Columbia (13 May 1993)
Conjuring Pakistan: History as Official Imagining


1989 - 1992

Emma Rothschild (1992)
Condorcet and the Conflict of Values

Gareth Stedman Jones (1992)
The Idea of Class Struggle

Stuart Hampshire (1992)
"Justice is Strife"

Egon Bahr (1991)
The Future of Germany

Ernest Gellner (1991)
Is Nationalism a 'Stage' of Social Development?

Patricia Crone (1991)
The Islamic Concept of Jihad

John Thompson (1991)
The Downfall of Fortress America, 1938-41

Bernard Williams (1990)
Is a Nietzschean Politics Possible?

Amartya Sen (1990)
War and Famine

Eric Hobsbawm (1990)
Transformations of Nationalism

Nathan Rosenberg (1990)
Adam Smith and the Stock of Moral Capital

Caroline Humphrey (1990)
Genghis Khan

Myles Burnyeat (1990)
Anger and Revenge

Daniel Pick (1989)
Representations and Mythologies of War, 1870-1918

Geoffrey Hawthorn (1989)
Possibilities of Peace in East Asia since 1945

Emma Rothschild (1989)
The Economics of Deterrence since the 1780s: Are Nuclear Weapons Cheap?

Richard Tuck (1989)
The State System as a Mirror of the State of Nature