Research School for Economic and Social History


Workshop ‘Pioneers of Capitalism in the Low Countries’

On 30 June 2023, the Center for Urban History of the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Interdisciplinary Platform for Research into Inequality (AIPRIL), in cooperation with the N.W. Posthumus Institute, will host a workshop that is dedicated to the brand new book by Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden, published in 2022 under…

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Evenement ‘Collectieven en overheid: Genoeg geëxperimenteerd?!’

~ because of scope, in Dutch only ~ Het onderzoeksteam achter het Kennisplatform Collectieve Kracht organiseert op 16 juni in Eindhoven een inspirerende dag waar burgercollectieven en overheid worden samengebracht. Beide partijen hebben in het verleden met elkaar samengewerkt, maar waar zal die samenwerking in de toekomst toe leiden en welke volgende stappen moeten genomen…

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Kate Frederick awarded Keetje Hodshon Award 2023

Dr Katherine Frederick, one of the Research Directors of the Posthumus Research Network ‘Societies in Context: Interactions between humans and rural-urban environments’, has been awarded the Keetje Hodshon Award 2023. Kate receives this award for her PhD thesis Deindustrialization in East Africa: Textile production in an era of globalization and colonization, c. 1830-1940, which she…

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PhD defence Posthumus alumnus Hugo La Poutré

On 5 June 2023, Posthumus alumnus Hugo La Poutré will defend his PhD thesis ‘English population 1086-1377: a modelling approach’ at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. Population size, food production, and consumption are closely related. Hugo La Poutré concentrates on this relationship in his doctoral research. He shows by the use…

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Conference ‘Gender discrimination in Modern Greece’

The organisers of the Conference ‘Gender discrimination in Modern Greece’ welcome proposals for this single-day conference, to be held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens. Recent research not only argues that female infanticide and the mortal neglect of female infants was more common in Modern Greece than previously acknowledged, but also that Greek parents continued…

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