GEHN Themes

A team of Professors from four partner Institutions (LSE, Irvine, Leiden and Osaka) formulated a three-year programme of academic interchange based on five themes:

  1. State Formation and Markets
  2. Imperialism and Colonialism
  3. Economic Cultures
  4. Science, Technology and Useful Knowledge
  5. Cotton Textiles as a Global Industry

These five themes are investigated through a series of activities based on:

  • Ten inter-related conferences that will address five meta themes currently under debate in global economic history;
  • A project for collaborative research on comparative advantages and labour productivities in the manufacture and export of cotton textiles in Europe, India, China and Japan;
  • Short term (one month) Visiting Teaching Fellowships.  
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