Gregory Clark (University of California, Davis), Before the dawn: were living standards in England higher in 1400 than 1800? (this seminar makes part of the "Brussels Seminars in Economic and Social History").
Monday 24 February 2020
Matthijs Degraeve (VUB), ‘Social inequality in urban middling groups: Construction entrepreneurs in Brussels ca. 1865’.
Monday 9 March 2020
Sigrid Wadauer (University of Vienna), ‘Co-Producing and Using Identity Documents. Habsburg Monarchy/Austria ca. 1850-1938’.
Esther Beeckaert (UGent-VUB)
Monday 23 March 2020 (cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic)
Jane Humphries (University of Oxford), “The Real Cost of Respectable Living: A New Approach” (This seminar makes part of the "Brussels Seminars in Economic and Social History").
Monday 6 April 2020 (cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic)
Guido Alfani (Bocconi University), “Economic Inequality in Pre- Industrial Europe, ca. 1300-1800” (This seminar makes part of the "Brussels Seminars in Economic and Social History").
Monday 11 May 2020
Anke Verbeke (VUB), Conditions of co-residence. The households of the urban elderly in Antwerp at the end of the eighteenth century.
Kim Overlaet (Lund University), ‘Family, community, and state’ (Chapter in: Christopher Martin & Jaco Zuijderduijn, eds., A Cultural History of Old Age: The Renaissance (eta. 2020)).
Monday 25 May 2020
Wout Saelens (UA & VUB), 'Industrial energy consumption in eighteenth-century Ghent (C. 1650-1850)
Monday 8 June 2020
Homer Wagenaar (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘What happens under a flexible patent law? An institutional analysis of the Dutch patent system, 1817-1869’.