Completed Projects

 

"Private Property in Late Ottoman Palestine: The Land of Nicolas Sursock et Frères in the Jezreel Valley"

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Kristen Alff
Stanford University
kjalff@standford.edu


Sursuq Archive 18022_299r, Letter from Alfred Sursuq to Salim Habib Gahal concerning the Sursuq property in Jedro, Palestine

 

 

"Between the city and the countryside: The economic strategies of the rural elites in the kingdom of Valencia during the14th and 15th centuries"

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Frederic Aparisi Romero
University of Valencia
frederic.aparisi@uv.es

 

"'The Dust Was Long in Settling': Human Capital and the Lasting Impact of the American Dust Bowl"

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Vellore Arthi
University of Oxford
vellore.arthi@merton.ox.ac.uk

Photograph of Arvin Camp parents with children, who are having height and weight measured, 09/1936, courtesy of the US National Archives.

 

"Planning for Chaos or Progress? Rethinking the Exchange of Ideas about Indian Development Planning"

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Aditya Balasubramanian
JPAL, Delhi/Harvard University

An illustration from Minoo Masani’s Our India (1940), illustrated by CHG Moorhouse, which sought to explain the state of the Indian economy to the common man and the challenges of the tasks of development. The enormously successful book sold over 400,000 copies. The illustration above depicts Masani and Moorhouse’s version of a circular flow diagram, in which agriculture, cottage industries, and heavy industries drove the production of output.   Masani, Minocheher Rustom. Our India (London: Oxford University Press, 1940), 165.

 

"'They all belong to the school of Adam Smith': The dissemination of Adam Smith's ideas in Calcutta in the nineteenth century"

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Mou Banerjee
Harvard University

moubanerjee@fas.harvard.edu

 

"Common Lands and Agricultural Productivity in Early 20th Century Spain"

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Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia
University of Oxford
francisco.beltran@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

 

"The Regional Roots of Mexican Neoliberalism: Northern Business Elites and the Rise of Market Values"

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Derek Bentley
University of Georgia
dbent@uga.edu

Protestors in Monterrey, Nuevo León respond to Mexican President José López Portillo’s nationalization of the banking industry.  Credit: El Norte, 6 September 1982, 1-B; Image obtained from La Capilla Alfonsina Biblioteca Universitaria, la Universidad Autónomo de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León

 

"Risky Credit: The Commercial World of the Bay of Bengal from 1800 to 1940"

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Debjani Bhattacharyya
Emory University
http://history.emory.edu/home/people/graduate/bhattacharyya.html

Chart of the Bay of Bengal, Shewing the Currents of the S. W. Monsoon. Proceedings from the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol. 6, No. 3 (1861-62)

 

 

"Constructing Credit, Expanding Commerce: US Branch Banking in Latin America in the Early Twentieth Century"

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Mary Bridges
Vanderbilt University
mary.bridges@vanderbilt.edu

The First South American Contingent, Newsletter of the National City Bank, No. 8 11:3 (1916) p. 109.

 

 

"Quebec, Bengal, and the Rise of Authoritarian Legal Pluralism"

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Christian R. Burset
Yale University
christian.burset@yale.edu

'The Mitred Minuet' (Lord Bute, Lord North, and Lord Chief Justice Mansfield celebrate the passing of the Quebec Act of 1774). Library and Archives Canada

 

"Generating a New South: Hydroelectricity and the Making of Modern Georgia, 1900-1930"

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Casey Cater
Georgia State University
ccater2@gsu.edu

Credit: B.M. Hall and M.R. Hall, Third Report on the Water Powers of Georgia (Atlanta, 1921)

 

 

"The contribution of infrastructure investment to Britain’s urban mortality decline 1861–1900"

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Jonathan Chapman
California Institute of Technology
jnchapma@caltech.edu

Extract from 183rd Quarterly Return of the Registrar General for England & Wales, 1894.

 

"The Business of Life: South Asia in the Age of Global Capital"

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Meghna Chaudhuri
New York University

Indian prospectuses, for carefully demarcated 'Indian' lives. Photo credit: Meghna Chaudhuri, with the permission of Aviva Insurance Archive, Norwich, United Kingdom


"Fossil Fuel Communism: The Druzhba Oil Pipeline and the Making of the Eastern Bloc, 1948-1994”

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Tom J. Cinq-Mars
Duke University
tjc30@duke.edu

A rough sketch of the original Druzhba pipeline network as developed in the early 1960s. The network would be significantly extended the following decade. Urlov, A. V. Transevropeskii nefteprovod ‘Druzhba’: Iz opyta stroiltelstva uchastka Brody-Uzhgorod. Moscow: VIINST Glavgaz, 1962

"War, Blockades, and Hunger: Nutritional Deprivation of German Children 1914 - 1924"

Mary Cox
University of Oxford

mary.cox@history.ox.ac.uk

Munich, 1918. (Stadtarchiv München.)

 

 

"Gens sans maîtres: les communes des Antilles et la production du commerce sous le régime colonial"

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Isaac Curtis
University of Pittsburgh
isaac@isaaccurtis.com

http://www.isaaccurtis.com/

Image courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

 

"The Role of the London Metal Exchange in Mitigating Risk for Non-Ferrous Metal Traders, 1877–1919"

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Nathan Delaney
Case Western Reserve University
nathan.delaney@case.edu

Map of copper and silver mines in near US-Mexico border, part of a mining report sent to Reichskanzler Bismarck in Berlin in September 1871 / Bundesarchiv Berlin-Lichterfelde

 

"Beyond the Nation: Anti-colonialism, Citizenship and Rights in Twentieth-century India"

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Hardeep Dhillon
Harvard University
hdhillon@g.harvard.edu

Page from Manila city directory. Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University

 

 

"Foligno County (Umbria, Central Italy) in the long 12th century (1070s - 1200s): An outline of the economic transition"

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Nikita Dmitriev
Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP), Pantheon-Sorbonne University (France)
nikitadmitriev@gmail.com

http://lamop.univ-paris1.fr/spip.php?auteur82

A charter of land purchase, Foligno county, ca. 1100, G. Cencetti, ed., Le carte dell'Abbazia di S. Croce di Sassovivo Vol. I (1023–1115), Firenze, Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1973, p. 114

 

 

"The Latin American Development Experience: social sciences and policy-making, 1939-1973"

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Margarita Fajardo-Hernandez
Princeton University

mfajardo@princeton.edu

Archivo de Trabajo de Raul Prebisch, coord. Jorge Besa, rollo 3, sobre 57. Letter from Eugenio Gudin, Brazilian Economist to Raul Prebisch, Argentinean economist and future head of UN ECLA, discussing the evils of inflationary growth in postwar Latin America. Digital copy made by Margarita Fajardo-Hernandez and used with permission of the University of Illinois Library.

 

 

"Meaningful Monies: Cash, Credit and Mutual Obligation in the Dutch and German Countryside, 1650-1850"

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Sebastian Felten
King's College London
sebastian.felten@kcl.ac.uk

Private account books like this one by the Leessink family of Winterswijk, wealthy farmers from the east of the Dutch Republic, are sparing with information. Typically, they do not provide more than a date, the transaction partner, and the exchanged goods. Careful analysis, however, can turn them into eloquent sources: their format tells us about the skill levels and preferences of their keepers, the transactions about the diversity of their household economy, the place-names and currencies about the scope of their business, and if individuals are cross-referenced in genealogical databases, tax lists and church records, we get a fair grasp of how this household was embedded in its village community. The pages shown cover a period between 1729 and 1734. Gelders Archief Arnhem, 0535 Scholtengoed Meerdink, No. 43, [p. 24f.]


"Steel and Sovereignty: Brazilian Debt and Steel in the 1930s, in a Global Mirror"

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Ted Fertik
Yale University
ted.fertik@yale.edu

 

"Forging Loyalty in the Iberian Pacific World: Manila and the Moro War, 1750 to 1780"

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Kristie Flannery
University of Texas at Austin
kristie.flannery@utexas.edu
https://utexas.academia.edu/KFlannery

View of corcoa…from Stevens’s Collection of Voyages and Travels / Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek


"The Poor Always With You: Poverty in an Age of Emancipation, 1833-1879"

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Christopher Florio
Princeton University
cflorio@princeton.edu

Irish Famine Cottage, Dingle Peninsula, Photograph by Chris Florio.

 

"The Age of Lead: Metropolitan Development, Environmental Health, and Inner City Underdevelopment"

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Leif Fredrickson
University of Virginia

"State Taxes, Wealth, and Public Debt after the American Revolution, 1783-1815"

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Frank Garmon
University of Virginia
fwg3gc@virginia.edu

Montgomery County personal property tax book, 1795 (Maryland State Archives, Annapolis)Montgomery County personal property tax book, 1795 (Maryland State Archives, Annapolis)


"The economic incentives of assimilation - Name changers in the early 20th century Hungary"

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Atilla Gáspár and Rita Petö
Central European University, Hungary

Gaspar_Attila@phd.ceu.edu /Peto_Rita@phd.ceu.edu


 

"Bushfalling to No Man’s Land: The U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery in Cameroon"

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Carly Goodman
Temple University
carlygoodman@gmail.com

Accra, Ghana, October, 2014 / Photograph by Nana Agyenim Boateng

 

"Skin in the Game: Liability Insurance, Extended Liability, and Financial Stability"

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Tyler Beck Goodspeed
Harvard University
tgoodsp@fas.harvard.edu

Run on the Seamen's Savings' Bank during the Panic of 1857. Harper's Weekly, 31 October 1857 (Vol. 1, p. 692).

 

"George Smith and the Chinese tea trade"

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Jessica Hanser
Yale University

jessica.hanser@gmail.com

 

 

"Trading Across Boundaries: Sixteenth-century Commercial Letters of Safe Passage and the Challenge of Cross-cultural Trade"

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Ian Hathaway
Yale University
ian.hathaway@yale.edu

 

"‘History in the garb of a novel’: Nationalism and Fiction in J. Victor von Scheffel’s Ekkehard"

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Carla Heelan
Harvard University

 

"The Experience of Credit and Debt in the English Atlantic World, 1660-1754"

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Benjamin A. Hicklin
University of Michigan
hicklinb@umich.edu

Credit: George Bickham, The Universal Penman, London: G. Bickham, 1743

 


"Electric Revolution: Energy, Environment, and the State in Post-Porfirian Northern Mexico"

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Jonathan Hill, Jr.
The City University of New York
jhill@gradcenter.cuny.edu
jhilljr.wordpress.com

Engineering diagram showing the interconnection of the dam at La Boquilla into the wider Boquilla-Francke grid and types of regional electrical demand. // Enríquez, Oscar R. Desarrollo eléctrico-agrícola de los distritos de riego de la Laguna y Delicias y su relación con el sistema eléctrico interconectado de las plantas del Rio Conchos y la termoeléctrica de Francke. Irrigación en México: Órgano oficial de la Comisión Nacional de Irrigación 25, no. 2 (1944): 35.

 

 

"Growth Industry: Unearthing the Origins of Fertilizer-Fueled Agriculture in America, 1865-1950"

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Timothy Johnson
University of Georgia
timjohns@uga.edu

The cover of a 1951 comic book commissioned by the National Fertilizer Association.  Note the retreat of the Reaper, a Malthusian specter falling away before the 'magic' of the new fertilizer regime. From the collection of The Fertilizer Institute, Washington, D.C.

 

 

"Adoption of the French Commercial Code of 1807 in the Duchy of Warsaw as a Significant Factor in the Development of Commercial Law in the Polish Territories"

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Anna Klimaszewska
University of Gdansk
http://prawo.univ.gda.pl/pracownik/annaklimaszewska.html

Title Page of the First Polish Translation of the French Commercial Code

 



"The Evolution of Public Health Policies in Cameroon from 1960 to 2014"

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Luc Fongang Kontcheu
University of Yaounde I
lucserge@yahoo.fr

"Social Mapping the History of Economists at Cambridge, 1903-1950"

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Ian Kumekawa
University of Cambridge
ik306@cam.ac.uk

A very simple map of the correspondence between ten economists.   Credit: Ian Kumekawa

 

"Economic developments and the growth of colour prejudice in the French empire, c.1635-1767"

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Melanie Lamotte
University of Cambridge
ml510@cam.ac.uk

http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/directory/ml510@cam.ac.uk

'Recencement de L’Isle de La Guadeloupe Et Dependances Pour L’année 1729' This photo represents a census. It illustrates the way in which early modern French administrators used ethnic categorisations in administrative papers.   Credit: Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer, G1 497

 

"The Pricing Revolution in Marine Insurance"

Adrian Leonard
University of Cambridge
abl28@cam.ac.uk

A page for the Insurance Ledgers of the eighteenth-century merchant-insurer William Braund.

 

"The Restoration of French Colonial Slavery, 1802-1848"

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Julia Lewandoski
University of California, Berkeley
julia.lewandoski@berkeley.edu

Indian Title, Regime Change, and the Origins of the Cotton Kingdom: Land Tenure in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1790-1830

 

"The Historical Legacy of Colonial Medicine Campaigns in Central and West Africa"

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Sara Lowes
Harvard University
http://scholar.harvard.edu/slowes

Distribution of sleeping sickness in French Equatorial Africa in 1953. Rapport sur l'Activité du Service General Mobile d'Hygiène et de Prophylaxie de l'AEF pendant l'année 1953, Direction Générale de la Santé Publique en A.E.F


"The Making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 1887-1899"

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Mariusz Lukasiewicz
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
mariusz.lukasiewicz@graduateinstitute.ch

Robert Harris, South Africa Illustrated… 1888

 

"The energy challenges of the French-American relations from 1969 to 1974"

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Pierre Manenti
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
pierre.manenti@ens-cachan.fr

President Nixon meeting with President Pompidou of France and President Eldjarn of Iceland, in Reykjavik, Iceland 5/31/1973 Collection RN-WHPO: White House Photo Office Collection (Nixon Administration) National Archives Identifier: 194512  Pictured: President Kristjan Eldjarn, President Georges Pompidou, President Nixon. Subject: Trip to Iceland - Pompidou.

"The Economic Reforms of the Viceroy of Peru and the 1687 Earthquake of Lima"

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Judith Mansilla
Florida International University
jmans005@fiu.edu


 

"Mestizos and the Spanish Imperial Race for Reconstruction: Habilitation Payments, Crown Fundraising, and the Armada, 1588-1594"

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Adrian Masters
University of Texas at Austin
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/history/graduate/gradstudents/profile.php?id=am55278

Casta Painting: No. 15. From Mestizo and from Indian; Coyote.

 

"Democratic Planning: University Planning Forums and India's Second Five-Year Plan, 1956-1961"

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Nikhil Menon
Princeton University

Nehru at a Planning Commission meeting in June 1952. Photograph  by James Burke from Google Life magazine archive

 

"Saltwater Empire: The Caribs and the Politics of Smuggling, Insurgency, and the Slave Trade in the Circum-Caribbean, 1763-1833"

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Ernesto Mercado-Montero
University of Texas at Austin
emercado@utexas.edu

1803 letterhead of the General Captaincy of Martinique and St. Lucie, Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer at Aix-en-Provence, France (signature FR ANOM C10 C7)

 

"Mikhail Gorbachev's Agricultural Reforms and the Politics of Perestroika"

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Chris Miller
Yale University
cr.miller@yale.edu

 

"Patriotic Pepper: The Economics of Revolution in Colonial Mahé"

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Greg Mole
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
gmole@email.unc.edu

Storehouses of the Compagnie des Indes in Pondichéry.  Musée de la Compagnie des Indes (image available at http://goo.gl/JkSk66)


"The Impact of the French Revolutionary Period on Communication Patterns Among Mercantile Networks in the British and French Atlantic World, c.1763-1804"

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Francesco Morriello
University of Cambridge

The Barbados Mercury (Issue: 1 March 1803) This newspaper, printed in Bridgetown, Barbados, was an important source of information for merchants, planters and other colonists on the island. The Barbados Mercury, like other newspapers published in the British and French West Indies, contained advertisements for the sale of land, imported goods, and many types of property, along with news on different markets in Europe and the Americas, such as sugar, coffee, indigo, and cacao. [Credit: National Archives UK, CO 318/21]

 

"Building States through International Assistance: The United Nations between Trusteeship and Self-Determination, 1945 to 1965"

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Eva-Maria Muschik
New York University
emm442@nyu.edu


"Explaining the Socio-Economic Demographics of Victorian Naval Medicine"

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Christopher Myers
University of Pittsburgh
chm73@pitt.edu

 

 

"Land contracts and land conflicts. Land politics in Central Highlands of Vietnam. History of the Bahnar in Kontum, Central Highlands of Vietnam, 1850-1945 "

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Anh Minh Nguyen Dang
Ecole Pratique des Hauts Etudes (EPHE)
nguyendanganhminh@gmail.com

 

"Anglo-Portuguese Trade And Monetary Transmission During the Eighteenth Century"

Nuno Palma
Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon
https://sites.google.com/site/npgpalma/

Fisher (1971). The Portugal Trade: A Study of Anglo-Portuguese Commerce 1700-1770. London: Methuen

 

 

"Sinking Pisa: The Decline of a Commercial Empire in the Thirteenth Century"

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Matthew Parker
Saint Louis University
mparke26@slu.edu

Notarial register of Vigoroso di Paradiso (Archivio di Stato di Firenze, Notarile Antecosimiano 21109, photo by Donato Pineider)

 

 

"Damming the Cauvery: Water, Development, and the Remaking of Agrarian Territory in Colonial and Postcolonial South India"

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Aditya Ramesh
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
aditya.ramesh.2@gmail.com


"From Relief to Reconstruction to Development: Defining and Implementing Aid in Post-war Italy"

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Emily Riley
Princeton University
emilych@princeton.edu

 

 

"Negotiating Authority over Copyright in the American Theatre: 1856-1951”

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Brent Salter
Yale Law School
brent.salter@yale.edu

Hallie Flanagan and the Federal Theatre Project, Hallie Flanagan Papers, T-Mss 1964-002, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, (Series II, Box 7).

 

"Trade, politics and the English Mayor's Court: Law and trading practices in the 18th century Bay of Bengal"

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Santanu Sengupta
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
parasant21@gmail.com

National Archives (UK), PC2/108/410 Privy Council Registers (27 June1761). Image courtesy of Prof. Robert Palmer at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/G3/PC2no108/IMG_0215_1.htm

 

"From Commercial Custom to International Laws: the Shrinking Business of Ottoman Captivity, 1730s to 1870s"

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Will Smiley
Yale University
william.smiley@yale.edu

 

 

"Slaves, "Prisoners of War," and Inter-Imperial Law in the Ottoman Empire, 1699-1856"

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Will Smiley
Princeton University

wasmiley@princeton.edu

Fatwa (Islamic legal opinion) issued by the Ottomans’ chief jurist on the legality of returning enslaved Austrian children following a peace agreement in 1791.

"Book Markets and Popular Learning in Nineteenth-Century Lima and Bogotá"

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Gracia Solis
Florida International University
gsoli002@fiu.edu

Carrera, Bernabé. Ejercicios prácticos de teneduría de libros por partida doble para aprender sin necesidad de maestro a llevar los libros de una casa commercial (Lima: J. Galland, Editor, 1892).  Gobin, Juan B. Aritmética práctica razonada y manual para el comercio, al alcance de todas las inteligencias (Lima: Imprenta de 'La Patria', 1874). Lastra de Marquez, Mercedes. Tratado completo del estudio de la costura y modistería (Bogotá: Talleres Tipográficos de R. Domínguez, 1900).

 

"Wheat, Bread, and the role of the State in 20th century South Africa"

Benjamin Stanwix
University of Oxford

benjamin.stanwix@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Throughout apartheid the National Party took pride in the fact that they provided 'the cheapest bread in the world'; here a farmer looks on as his crop is harvested, the beginning of the wheat-to-bread commodity chain. Western Cape, South Africa, 1959.     From, a political publication entitled 'Die Toekoms' (The Future), by M.P.A Malan, Inligtingsdiens van die Nationale Party (Information Service of the National Party), Johannesburg (1966).

 

 

"Law and Trade: Legal and Economic Institutions Regulating the Trade of Ottoman Subjects with Venice between 1573 and 1645"

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Tommaso Stefini
Yale University
tommaso.stefini@yale.edu
https://yale.academia.edu/tommasostefini

 

"Agriculture and development in an age of empire: policy, practice, and agricultural change in colonial Korea, 1910-1945"

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Holly Stephens
University of Pennsylvania

hstep@sas.upenn.edu

1926 financial association (Ja. kin’y? kumiai; Ko. k?myung chohap) poster advertising low interest loans for 'agricultural improvement' activities in support of the colonial government’s Program to Increase Rice Production. Poster produced by financial associations, Akita Yutaka, Ch?sen kin’y? kumiaishi [A history of financial associations in Korea] (Keij?: Ch?sen kin’y? kumiai ky?kai, 1929).

"Everyday Afterlives: Tracing Diasporic Lives through India's Imperial Archives"

Julia Stephens
Yale University

julia.stephens@yale.edu

 

 

"Slums, Squatters and Urban Redevelopment Schemes in Rangoon, 1894-1960"

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Michael Sugarman
University of Cambridge
mws34@cam.ac.uk

A 1915 map of Rangoon indicating the socio-economic divisions in the city  / © The British Library Board, IOR/V/26/780/12 (Map 2 of Rangoon)

 

 

"Credit and Property Rights: Analysing Institutional Development in Colonial Punjab (1900-47)"

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Atiyab Sultan
University of Cambridge
as2066@cam.ac.uk

Sample household budget of a Punjabi peasant (1932-33). Punjab Archives, Lahore, Pakistan

 

"Le modèle économique des Comores dans la période précoloniale"

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Tabibou Ali Tabibou
CNDRS- Moroni
tabibou.tata@hotmail.com

L’âne ancien moyen de transport  de paysan des îles de  Mwali et de Ndzouani (Comores)

 

"From Wartime Experimentation to New-Era Normalcy: U.S. Mobilization for WWI and the Political Economy of the 1920s"

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Jesse Tarbert
Case Western Reserve University
jtt34@case.edu

Elihu Root (bottom center) and Charles Evans Hughes (bottom right) outside DAR Hall, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 1921. Library of Congress, available at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002697195/

 

 

"Corporatism in the South Atlantic: Development, Social Welfare, and Constitutionalism in Portugal and Brazil, 1922-1945"

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Melissa Teixeira
Princeton University
teixeira@princeton.edu

Brazilian Constitution, promulgated 16 July 1934 (Imprensa Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 1934). Photo by Melissa Teixeira.

 

 

"Revolutionary Internationalism: Mexico and the Creation of the Postwar Multilateral System, 1919-1948"

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Christy Thornton
New York University
cthornton@nyu.edu

British Foreign Office Memo regarding Pani in Paris, Febuary 24, 1919.  Credit: Courtesy British National Archives


 

"Coerced Labor Recruitment in the English Atlantic: The Impressment of Soldiers, 1585-1660"

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Sonia Tycko
Harvard University
soniatycko@fas.harvard.edu

Muster roll detail / Carte ms 113 f. 606, Bodleian Libraries

 

"Constituting Credit Capitalism: The Political Economy of Bank Creditcards in Postwar America"

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Sean Vanatta
Princeton University
http://www.princeton.edu/histgrads/profiles/svanatta/index.xml

 

Angry letter from recipient of an unsolicited bank credit card. Senate Banking and Currency Committee Records, 91st Congress, National Archives I, Washington, DC.

 

 

"Plantation Geographies: Race, Science and Agriculture in the South Carolina Lowcountry"

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Levi Van Sant
University of Georgia
leviv@uga.edu

This abandoned tomato packing plant outside of Edisto, SC stands testament to the dramatic decline of the vegetable farming industry that dominated the region throughout much of the 20th century.


"Credibility and Imperial Orders in the Second Half of the 19th century"

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Paula Vedoveli
Princeton University
vedoveli@princeton.edu

1901 Brazilian Railway Bond for £500 / Rothschild Archive London


"Masters of Law: Legal Culture and the Law of Slavery in Colonial South Carolina and the British Atlantic World, 1669-1783"

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Lee B Wilson
University of Virginia
lwb7dc@virginia.edu

Correspondence regarding the mortgage of slaves, 1742/43. Photograph, Lee Wilson Bowden, courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S.C.

 

"The politics of taxation in the French Empire: the case of Indochina (1897-1939)"

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Madeline Woker
Columbia University
mw2981@columbia.edu

'La Tribune Indochinoise', n.38, November 5th 1926 Bibliothèque Nationale de France (reproduced in H? Tu?n Dung, Ch? ?? thu? c?a th?c dân pháp ? b?c k? t? 1897 ??n 1945, Nhà xu?t b?n chính tr? qu?c gia :  Hà N?i, 2003)

 

"Water Quality, Morbidity, and Mortality in London, 1906-1926"

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Anthony Wray
Northwestern University
awray@u.northwestern.edu
https://sites.google.com/site/anthonywray/

 

 

"The Impact of Banking Crises on Trade: Case of the 1866 Overend & Gurney Failure"

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Chenzi Xu
Harvard University
cxu@fas.harvard.edu

 

1881 Reduced 3% Annuity Bond  Image Credit: Annuity Museum

 

 

"The Closing of the Gold Window and the History of Dollar Hegemony"

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Josh Zoffer
Harvard University
jzoffer@college.harvard.edu

 

President Nixon and OMB Director George Shultz, the men behind the closing of the gold window, http://www.nixontapes.com.