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Economic History Society Annual Conference 2023 held at Warwick

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Economic History Society Annual Conference 2023 held at Warwick

The Department of Economics was this year's host for the Economic History Society (EHS) Annual Conference. Founded in 1926, the EHS is a registered charity aiming to promote the study of economic and social history.

The conference took place from 31 March to 2 April in Ramphal where over 250 delegates from around the world gathered to present over 100 papers by academics, 37 papers by new researchers, and 22 posters by graduate students.

Prof Daniel Sgroi EHS Conference 2023The programme of the conference featured multiple parallel sessions including Reforms in Eastern Europe, Economic Geography, The Legacies of Colonialism, Social Mobility and Exclusion, Agricultural History, Health, and Political Economy, just to name a few.

Presenters from Warwick Economics were, in order of appearance:

New researcher sessions
  • Jinlin Wei, PhD student, Financial development and patents during the First Industrial Revolution: England and Wales.
  • Cora Neumann, PhD student, Women's property rights and fertility: Evidence from 19th and 20th-century United State.
  • Yuchen Lin, PhD student, Gender equalisation meets unequal gender norms: University co-education in 1920s China.
Friday plenary session
Academic sessions
  • Professor James Fenske, Decolonisation and the efficiency of public goods provision: Evidence from India.
  • Professor Bishnupriya Gupta, Conflict and gender norms: Evidence from India.
  • Dr Gianni Marciante, former PhD student now Post-doc at the University of Bologna, Women's education and fertility in Italy at the onset of the demographic transition.
  • Dr Eric Melander, former PhD student now Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham, Brexit and the Blitz: Conflict, collective memory, and Euroscepticism.

The Tawney lecture titled Putting women back into the early modern economy: work, occupations, and economic development was delivered on Sunday by Professor Jane Whittle (University of Exeter).

The Saturday pre-dinner reception was offered by the Department of Economics at Warwick, and it was followed by the Conference dinner where the president, Professor Phillip Schofield (Department of History & Welsh HistoryLink opens in a new window, University of Abertstwyth), who announced prizes for best poster, new researcher paper, and best paper published in the Economic History Review. After dinner, networking continued with a Pub Quiz organised by Warwick students.

A group of staff and PhD students from the Department of Economics provided support to the conference organisers. Dr Claudia Rei from the Department of Economics, who was the local organiser, said:

Professor Claudia Rei

"I'm very pleased that the Economic History Society chose Warwick as the host for their Annual Conference. It was a great opportunity for the economic History field, and our students in particular, to come together to share their research findings, and to develop new personal and professional connections."