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2020

Monday 3 February 2020

  • 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’.