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Global Economic History Seminar

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This seminar meets weekly during the first part of the Easter term, on Tuesdays 17:00-18h30, on Zoom.

The Zoom link, and the paper (if one is available ahead of the seminar, as is often the case) will be sent to subscribers to the GEH Seminar email list. A link to join the list can be found at Subscribers are welcome from anywhere in the world. Please note: if you wish to subscribe, please identify yourself by first and last name plus any institutional affiliation.

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Gareth Austin. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

0 upcoming talks and 17 talks in the archive.

Fifty Years of 'An Economic History of West Africa'

UserSpeakers to be confirmed.

HouseTo Be Announced.

ClockTuesday 06 June 2023, 17:15-18:45

‘The decolonisation of African states. Taxation and expenditure in former French Africa, 1900-2020’

UserDenis Cogneau (Paris School of Economics, IRD, EHESS).

HouseAudit Room, King's College.

ClockTuesday 17 May 2022, 17:00-18:30

‘In Search of the Roots of the East Asian Miracle: The role of colonialism and extraction’

UserMontserrat Lopez Jerez (University of St Andrews).

HouseAudit Room, King's College.

ClockTuesday 10 May 2022, 17:00-18:30

‘The Rothschild tobacco business in the nineteenth century: the interplay between finance and commodities’

UserWilliam Gervase Clarence-Smith, SOAS University of London.

HouseAudit Room, King's College.

ClockTuesday 03 May 2022, 17:00-18:30

Just Commerce: Ethical Capitalism in the Age of Abolition

UserBronwen Everill (Gonville & Caius, University of Cambridge).

HouseGonville & Caius College, Cambridge (room: the Senior Parlour).

ClockTuesday 14 May 2019, 17:00-18:30

Community Origins of Industrial Development in Pre-Independence India

The paper is available for reading in advance:

UserBishnupriya Gupta (University of Warwick).

HouseGonville & Caius College, Cambridge: the Green Room.

ClockTuesday 07 May 2019, 17:00-18:30

Why Was the Manila Galleon Only One-Ship Trade?

The paper is available in advance (only) to people coming to the seminar. If this is you, please email Gareth Austin accordingly (

UserAlejandra Irigoin (London School of Economics).

HouseGonville & Caius College, Cambridge: the Green Room.

ClockTuesday 30 April 2019, 17:00-18:30

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