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Harvard History and Economics Seminars     2013 - 2008

May 1 2013
Elisabeth Koll (Harvard University) and Dave Donaldson (MIT)
Railroads of China/Railroads of India

April 17 2013
Fei-Hsien Wang (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
Catching Pirates in the Middle Kingdom: Shanghai Booksellers and Their 'Copyright' Regime

February 27 2013
Walter Johnson (Harvard University)
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom

February 21 2013
John McNeill (Georgetown University)
Global Energy History: The Last 10,000 Years

December 5 2012
Peter Baldwin (UCLA)
What History Can Tell Us About the Copyright Wars

November 27 2012
Angus Burgin (The Johns Hopkins University)
Planning Against Planning: The Mont Pelerin Society and the Origins of Neoliberalism

April 18 2012
Colin Kidd
(Queens University Belfast)
Race, Difference and the Origins of British Anthropology

April 11 2012
Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)
Warfare and welfare: how social pressure and global conflict in World War II changed China

February 8 2012
Hendrik Hartog (Princeton University)
A Life Transformed

November 2 2011
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo (MIT)
Poor Economics

October 12 2011
Ananya Jahanara Kabir (University of Leeds)
Village Communities and Sacred Groves:  Tacitus's Germania in British India

September 22 2011
Richard White (Stanford University)
Did Things Have to Turn Out This Way? Energy, Technology, Markets and the Environment in the North American West

April 20 2011
Edward Glaeser (Harvard University, Department of Economics)
Triumph of the City

March 30 2011
Tracy Dennison
Family Forms and Economic Development: Evidence from Imperial Russia

November 10 2010
Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University)
Hope in the Age of Despots: the Political Economy of Albert Hirschman in the 1970s

October 20 2010
Stephen Breyer (Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)
Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View
The Korematsu Case

May 5 2010
Seema Alavi (Delhi University), Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck, University of London), and Tim Harper (University of Cambridge)
The Archive of Mobility

April 21 2010
Barbara Ravelhofer (Durham University)
The poetical and political construction of 'Dracula the Tyrant', 1456-1500

April 7 2010
Luca Einaudi (Center for History and Economics)
The Agony and the Ecstasy: European Common Currency, 1865-2010

November 18 2009
Tony Atkinson (Nuffield College, Oxford), Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) and Emmanuel Saez (UC-Berkeley)
Economic Inequality in the Long Run

October 21 2009
Sunil Amrith (Birkbeck, University of London)
Sojourners, Settlers, Citizens: Indians and Chinese in Colonial Malaya

September 30 2009
Harriet Ritvo (MIT)
The Dawn of Green

April 30 2009
David Todd (Centre for History and Economics and Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
Protectionism and Nationalism in 19th-century France

April 16 2009
Caitlin Anderson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Two Subjects of Empire: Race, Nation, and the Law from Jamaica to London, 1823-30

March 12 2009
Sugata Bose, Walter Johnson, Mary Lewis, Daniel Smail (Harvard University)
Histories of Economic Life

November 19 2008
Ellen Fitzpatrick (University of New Hampshire/Radcliffe Institute)
How Progressive were the Progressives? A twenty first century Reappraisal of early twentieth century Social Criticism and Reform

November 12 2008
Karuna Mantena (Yale University)
Codification in the East and West: Henry Maine and legal reform in British India

November 5 2008
Paul Warde (University of East Anglia)
Limits and growth: environment and energy supply in Britain, 1560-2000

April 16 2008
Adam Tooze (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Contesting the Facts: Trade Statistics and the Question of Weimar's Stabilization 1918-1923

April 2 2008
Gareth Stedman Jones (King’s College, Cambridge)
Radicalism and the Extra-European World: The Case of Marx

March 12 2008
Maya Jasanoff, Walter Johnson, Mary Lewis, Emma Rothschild (Harvard University)
Histories of Economic Life

February 27 2008
William St. Clair (Trinity College, Cambridge)
The Political Economy of Intellectual Property