Welcome and Introduction


The Center for History and Economics online seminar hosts presentations and discussions on recent research in history, economics, and related disciplines. Ranging widely across historical periods and around the globe, the seminar covers topics including economic thought, histories of economic life, environmental history, and legal history. The seminar is also intended to bring together, regularly throughout the academic year and in a spirit of scholarly exchange, friends and affiliates of the Center in Cambridge, Harvard, Paris, and elsewhere.

We are delighted to announce the new Spring program. If you wish to attend one or more sessions, please register below for a Zoom invitation. Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 30 minute discussion.


Wednesday 12 May 2021

12:00 EDT / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST

Jonathan Levy (University of Chicago)

Does Capital Flow?

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Wednesday 16 June 2021

12:00 EDT / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST


Discretionary Power in the Hands of an
Authoritarian State: Denaturalizations
under the Vichy Regime, 1940-1944

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Wednesday 14 July 2021

12:00 EDT / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST

Arunabh Ghosh (Harvard University)

The Significance of Small Things: Towards a
History of Dam Building in the Twentieth Century

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