Projects

 

"The ILO and the Political Economy of Wage Determination in Colonial Nigeria from the 1930s to the 1950s"

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Damilola Adebayo
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
damilola.adebayo@graduateinstitute.ch

Comparison of Nigerian Legislations with the Provision of the International Labour Conventions. International Labour Office, Geneva: Application of Conventions and Recommendation (ACD 2-202). Action taken with regard to ratification of ILO Conventions in Nigeria.

"Producing Luxury Fashion, Skilled Workers, and Good Housewives: The Girls' Institutes and the Histories of Labor and Consumption in Turkey"

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Rustem Ertug Altinay
New York University
rea270@nyu.edu

Students of Izmir Girls' Institute in Fashion Class. From the 1937-38 yearbook of Izmir Girls' Institute.

 

"'A Foreign Code, Lacking in Principles of Individualism': Research on the Creation of a Nationwide Commercial 'Law for The River' in Louisiana, 1839-1858"

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Matthew A. Axtell
Princeton University

View of Public Landing, Cincinnati. Williams' Cincinnati Directory, City Guide, and Business Directory, or Cincinnati Illustrated, 4th ed. (Cincinnati: Williams, 1853), p. 438.

 

 

"The Greenback State: Money, Power, and the Growth of Federal Authority during Reconstruction"

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Michael T. Caires
University of Virginia

$2 Bill from 1869, photo courtesy of Wikipedia

 

 

"Banks and Hungarian War Aims, 1914 – 1918"

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James Callaway
New York University
tjc3912@nyu.edu

Leó Lánczy, Director-General of the Hungarian Commercial Bank during the First World War / Mór Erdélyi - Sport und Salon, 23.11.1901, from the collections of Austrian National Library

 

"Evolving State Capitalism: The Indian Coal Sector, 1973-2009"

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Rohit Chandra
Harvard University
rchandra@fas.harvard.edu

 

Advertisements and Job Postings in The New Sketch / The New Sketch, Aug. 21, 1964

 

 

"Across the Nanyang: Gender, Intimate Labor, and Chinese Migration to Colonial Singapore, 1890-1939"

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Sandy F. Chang
University of Texas at Austin
sandy.chang@utexas.edu

Mui-Tsai in Hong Kong and Malaya / Correspondence from the Association of Moral & Social Hygiene, The Women’s Library, London School of Economics

 

"Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795-1865"

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Emilie Connolly
New York University
ec1893@nyu.edu

Certificate of 205 Shares of stock of the Bank of the United States, deposited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Credit of the President of the United States on behalf of the Seneca Nation. Signed by Clement Biddle April 17th, 1798, Philadelphia. HM3990, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

 

"Britain's Empire of Oil: The History of Its Exploration and Exploitation and Its Impact on the Global Middle East"

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Guillemette Crouzet
guillemettecrouzet@yahoo.fr

Map of the Middle East drawn by an agent of the Iraq Petroleum Company, 1929. Archives of British Petroleum, Warwick University.


"Pauperism and the poverty line: a study of aggregate pauper family incomes in mid-nineteenth century England"

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Lewis Darwen
Nottingham Trent University
ldarwen@outlook.com

National Archive, Kew, London. MH12/5677.

"Legal Pluralism, Mercantile Networks, and Cotton in the Construction of Atlantic Credit Networks, 1790s-1830"

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Elbra David
University of California – Irvine

Image of a boy sitting on crates.  Bill of Lading made for I.E. Vibert & Co., March 10, 1835, New York Chamber of Commerce Records, Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

 

 

"Sheffield Artisans 1624-1815: Training, the labour market and popular politics"

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Arthur Downing
University of Oxford

arthur.downing@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

 

"The Hidden Politics of Regulatory Change: Judicial Deference, Administrative Authority, and the Re-Ordering of the American Financial System, 1968-1988"

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Erik Erlandson
University of Virginia
eme6vx@virginia.edu

 

 

"Overseeing the State: Lawyers and the Rebirth of Executive Power in the 1980s"

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Erik Erlandson
University of Virginia
eme6vx@virginia.edu

 

"Persistent Effects of Private Versus Colonial Rule: Evidence from 19th Century Indonesia"

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Thiemo Fetzer
London School of Economics
thiemo.fetzer@gmail.com, www.trfezter.com
Priya Mukherjee

Cornell University
pm374@cornell.edu

Source: Royal Tropical Institute Library (Publisher - Batavia: Kadaster, 1914)

 


"Building a Ruin: The International Political-Economy or Soviet Economic Reform 1956-1990"

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Yakov Feygin
University of Pennsylvania

 

"Retail Refreshment: The Egyptian Beverage Industry 1800-2000"

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Omar Foda
The University of Pennsylvania
ofoda@sas.upenn.edu

'Stella my Love,' a hypothetical advertisement for Stella Beer, Egypt's number one brand, that parodies the traditional Egyptian movie poster format. From the 1999 Al Ahram Beverages Company Annual Report.


"Bazaar Capitalism in South Asia: Capitalist, Merchants, and the 'Barabazar' of Calcutta c. 1890-1947"

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Gaurav Garg
New York University
gcg257@nyu.edu


 

 

"Books for Global and National Identities: Tracing Networks for a Brazilian Perspective on UNESCO’s Literary Projects"

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Maria Gatti
Harvard University

Connecting networks of transnational publishing and of inter-American surveillance of literature. (Maria Gatti)


 

"Minority Economic Landscapes in Post-Independence Peripheral Bulgarian Cities"

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Cengiz Haksöz
University of Pittsburgh
CEH53@pitt.edu

'The Multicultural City' Initiative (Initsiativa 'Multikulturniyat grad') by Kardzhali Municipality, Bulgaria. The initiative located some of the cafes and hotels owned by different ethnic and religious groups, such as Bulgarians, Turks, and Jews between 1912 and 1945. Photo by Cengiz Haksöz.

 

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

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Joseph la Hausse de LaLouviere
Harvard University
lahaussedelalouviere@fas.harvard.edu

David d’Angers, Relief of General Gobert suppressing a rebellion in Guadeloupe in 1802, 1847, from the tomb of Jacques-Nicolas Gobert in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. Photograph: Steve Soper

 

"Another Type of Rationality: the Principle of Land Taxation of the Korean Empire"

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Sora Kim
Seoul National University
sora1988@snu.ac.kr

Jigsaw Map: Connecting the Past with Modern Times. Jigsaw software developed by the Korean History Department and HCIL, Seoul National University.


 

"Convict Lease and Labor Demand in the American South"

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Tim Larsen
University of Colorado
https://sites.google.com/site/timlarsencolo

Convicts leased to harvest timber.Florida Photographic Collection, Florida State Library


 

"The Economics of Affection: Commerce and Community in Livorno and the Anglophone Mediterranean, 1591-1796"

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Lisa Marie Lillie
Washington University in St. Louis
lmlillie@wustl.edu

Depicted are English and Dutch ships fighting in the battle of Livorno (Leghorn) in 1653, during the Second Anglo-Dutch war.   Credit: The Battle of Livorno (Leghorn), 1660, Johannes Lingelbach, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

 

"The Electrification of Palestine"

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Fredrik Meiton
New York University
fwm214@nyu.edu

Jaffa Electric Works, 1923. The National Archives, United Kingdom CO 1069/731.

 

"Blood Rubber: The Effects of Labor Coercion on Development and Culture in the DRC"

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Eduardo Montero
Harvard University
emontero@fas.harvard.edu

Map of the Historical Boundaries of the ABIR and Anversoise Rubber Concessions / Heinrich Jakob Waltz, Das Konzessionswesen im Belgischen Kongo Veroffentlichungen des Reichskolonialmts, No 9, G Fischer Jena, 1918.

 

 

"Business Management Expertise in the U.S. Defense Establishment, 1950-1990"

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AJ Murphy
Columbia University
ajm2221@columbia.edu

Still from a U.S. Army instructional film on accounting and budgeting, Dollars and Sense: The Army Financial Management Plan (1956). Archival footage supplied by archive.org

 

 

"Nation and Repatriation: Philippine Commonwealth Nationalism and the Rise of the Filipino Realist Novel in English, Juan C. Laya's His Native Soil (1940)"

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Paul Nadal
University of California - Berkeley
pjnadal@berkeley.edu / www.paulnadal.com

His Native Soil, Juan C. Laya (1940). Photograph by Paul Nadal.



 

"Poor Politics: Historical Origins of Contemporary Conceptions of the Poor”

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Aditya Pai
Harvard Law School

Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (Source: rowntreesociety.org.uk)

 

"An Inquiry into the Diffusion of Dr. Adam Smith's The Wealth Of Nations"

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Robert Pietrusko
Harvard University
rgp@metalab.harvard.edu

'A Wealth of Nations screen capture'. Robert Gerard Pietrusko

 

"Race, Risk, and Financial Capitalism in the United States, 1880-1940"

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Daniel Platt
Brown University
daniel_platt@brown.edu

Yourself, Incorporated (First National Bank of Chicago, 1929)


"The economic life in Russia in the light of the Domostroi (1550-1800)"

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Eugène Priadko
University of Paris (Paris IV)
eugenepriadko@gmail.com

The Domostroi, chapter 62 / A.S. Orlov, Domostroi..., 1908

 

"Supplying the Slave Trade: How Europeans Met African Demand for European Manufactured Products, Commodities and Re-exports: 1670-1790"

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Anne Ruderman
Yale University
anne.ruderman@yale.edu

From the Archives nationales d'outre-mer 17DFC 110/A

 

"The male occupational structure of northwest England, c. 1600 – 1851"

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Tim Rudnicki
University of Cambridge


"Role of the Caribbean in the development of British cartography and the map market in the eighteenth century"

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Benjamin Sacks
Princeton University
bsacks@princeton.edu

John Byres, "Plan of the Island of St Vincent laid down by actual survey under the direction of the Honorable Commissioners for Sale of Lands by John Byres (London: S. Hooper, 1776). Courtesy Map Collection, The British Library, London, Maps K.Top.123.95.a.b.2.


 
 

"The Long Life of Yazoo: Land Speculation, Finance, and Dispossession in the Post-Revolutionary South, 1789-1840"

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Franklin Sammons
University of California - Berkeley
fsammons@berkeley.edu

Georgia, from the latest authorities. (1795) Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

 

"Historical Public Deleveraging Episodes: Political And Central Bank Strategies"

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Paul Schmelzing
Harvard University
schmelzing@fas.harvard.edu

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'  by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807 NPG D12885 © National Portrait Gallery, London

 

"Bank of England Crisis Management and the Overend & Gurney Crash of 1866"

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Sabine Schneider
University of Cambridge

http://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/Sabine_Schneider.htm

View of the Bank of England (1816).  © London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.


"Garden of the Gods: Economic Change and Cultural Conflict in Colorado Springs"

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William J. Schultz
Princeton University

wjschult@princeton.edu

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs. William J. Schultz.

 

"Bonds of War: The Marketing of Union Debt During the American Civil War"

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David K. Thomson
University of Georgia
thomsond@uga.edu

The Popular Loan to the Federal Government: Scene in the Main Room of the Assay Office, Wall Street, New York. Library of Congress.

 

"From Field to Freezer: Refrigerated Transportation in the British Empire, c. 1870-1890"

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Rebecca J Woods
MIT

rjwoods@mit.edu