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Trading Medicines: The Global Drug Trade in Perspective
Date: 10 January 2014
Organisers: Clare Griffin (Cambridge) and Patrick Wallis (LSE)
This half-day workshop examines the supply and reception of medical drugs during the creation of an early modern global market from the sixteenth through to the eighteenth centuries. It addresses a key question in the history of medicine: how did early modern globalisation impact medicine in Europe?
The workshop explores developments across various European nations, their empires, and global trading networks. Papers will focus on the broad sweep of medical commodities that were exchanged, taking a long view and considering as many different substances as possible, in order to build a big picture of developments across the early modern period.
For the programme, click here.
There is no attendance fee but registration is required. To register, please email Claire Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Economic History Society, and the Royal Historical Society.
The Theory and Practice of Measurement: Perspectives from Economic History and the History and Philosophy of Economics
Date: 4-5 September 2013
Venue: New Academic Building 206.LSE
Organisers: Clio and HPPE Seminars, Department of Economic History, LSE
Anna Missiaia email@example.com; Raphaelle Schwarzberg firstname.lastname@example.org; Gerardo Serra email@example.com; Peter Sims firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference celebrates one year of the parallel running of Clio and H.P.P.E., the two student-run seminars of the LSE Department of Economic History.
Clio, currently convened by Anna Missiaia and Peter Sims, started running in 2006 and since then has brought to the LSE the experience of many scholars in the field of cliometric analysis. HPPE (Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Economics), convened by Raphaelle Schwarzberg and Gerardo Serra, started running in 2012, in order to provide a platform to discuss the latest research in the history and philosophy of economics.
Measurement is a practice that largely characterises the way in which we think about economic issues and a theme of common interest for cliometric practitioners and historians and philosophers of the social sciences. The conference provides a rare occasion of exchange and interaction between these scientific communities on a theme of vital importance for a correct understanding of the past.
European Historical Economics Society Conference
6-7 September 2013, LSE
Europe’s Medical Revolutions. Markets and Medicine in Early Modern Europe
11 January 2013, London School of Economics
This workshop focuses on a fundamental question for historians of medicine: when and why did most people start to look beyond their family and neighbours for medical care?