Economic History Department Events

Social and careers events, public lectures and more 



Roundtable: Regional Inequality

Friday 10th May 2019, 6pm.  The Wolfson Theatre (NAB LG).  

Joan R. Rosés and Nikolaus Wolf, editors of  of the The Economic Development of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History since 1900 and European economic geographer Professor Simona Iammarino (LSE) will debate on the widening income gap between regions and across states in Europe and its economic, social and policy implications. 

Full details are available on the event page: Roundtable: Regional Inequality



Economic History Book Club Lent Term meeting
Tuesday 5 March 2019 |17:00-19:00 | CLM 1.02

Dr Jordan Claridge will host the termly gathering to discuss interesting new books in a relaxed setting.  The book for Lent Term is The Invisible Hand by Bas Van Bavel

If you want to join Book Club or find out more email Dr Jordan Claridge 


Careers for Economic Historians in Charities and Development
March 4, 6-7pm, CLM 2.05

An event for departmental students interested in A panel of alumni will talk about their experiences in these sectors and how they leveraged their studies as Economic Historians en route to their current role.

An event for departmental students interested in this area of work. 

More information and how to book a place here.


Economic History Department Student Awards Ceremony
28 February 2019, 6pm onwards
Graham Wallas Room

Announcing winners of the department's investment and photography competitions, and presenting departmental prizes. 


The Epstein Lecture 2019
Tuesday 14 February 2019, 6-7.30pm
'The Historical Roots of Racial Health Inequality in the United States'
Presenter: Dr Marcella Alsan, Stanford

Full details here: Epstein Lecture 2019


Careers Event: Economic History Alumni Networking Evening
Tuesday 5 February, 6-8pm
Garrick Restaurant, Lower Ground Floor

An opportunity for current students to meet and network with alumni working across a wide range of sectors.

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 Event: Documentary night: ‘Children of the Industrial Revolution’
Monday 28 January - 5pm onwards
Venue: Bean Counter Café, 32L LG04

A special screening of Professor Jane Humphries’ BBC documentary ‘The Children Who Built Victorian Britain’, the story of the child workers whose exploitation was key to the success of the Industrial Revolution.

More details here: Children of the Industrial Revolution


Michaelmas 2018

Economic History: Research Journeys
Monday 3 December | 18:00-20:00 | PAR 1.02

Faculty members and PhDs present their research and talk about the journey to academic life as an Economic Historian. academics. A great opportunity to get to know more about our discipline and find out about the realities of further study from the chair of the Economic History PhD Programme, Dr Neil Cummins. 

This informal and informative event, with drinks and pizza.

Read more on the Events Page: Economic History Research Journeys

Careers in Government for Economic Historians
26 November 2018 | 12:00-13:00 | TW1 1.02 

For Economic History students considering a career in government or the civil service, or  just exploring career options. Panellists including DEFRA adviser Dr Tim Leunig will discuss their roles and how their background as economic historians has helped in their career, plus the Fast Stream scheme application process.

Read more on the Events page. Careers in Government for Economic History students.

Economic History Book Club
Tuesday 20 November 2018 |17:00-19:00 | CLM 1.02

Dr Jordan Claridge will host a once-a-term gathering to discuss interesting new books in a relaxed setting.  The book for Michaelmas Term is Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl’s

If you want to join Book Club or find out more email Dr Jordan Claridge 

Careers in Finance for Economic Historians 19 November 2018
17:00-18:00 | CLM 3.04

A panel discussion with alumni and students with experience in the private and public sectors of the financial world. Find out how the knowledge skills of an economic historian can be successfuly leveraged when choosing this career.

Read more on the Events page. Careers in Finance for Economic History students

Professor Chris Minns Inaugural Lecture
'Do the migrations of the past have lessons for today?'
22 October 2018 | 6.30-8pm | Wolfson Theatre

Migration has always been part of the human experience. But can the study of past population movements help us to understand present-day markets and societies? This lecture draws on a range of historical evidence to explore the possibilities.

Catch up with the lecture via the podcast: Lecture podcast