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Podcasts of public lectures and interviews in economic and social history. For more information see: http://www.econsoc.hist.cam.ac.uk/podcasts.html

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Podcasts of public lectures and interviews in economic and social history. For more information see: http://www.econsoc.hist.cam.ac.uk/podcasts.html

Image courtesy of: JH Images.co.uk from Flickr Creative Commons

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    The Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016. Gendering Economic History. Professor Jane Humphries. Lecture 1 Women, work and wages: from the Black Death to the industrial revolution

    The Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016. Gendering Economic History. Professor Jane Humphries. Lecture 1 Women, work and wages: from the Black Death to the industrial revolution

    Eve also Delved: Gendering Economic History, Professor Jane Humphries, Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016

    Women from all times and regions will be seen about their daily lives, at work and at home, in these 4 lectures. New sources will be used to reconstruct and analyze their many productive contributions to their families and communities. Snapshots in time and micro studies underpin a more general account which can then be related to the grand narratives of British economic history. I will argue that we need to acknowledge the productive activities of women and children to build not only a more complete but a more correct economic history.

    • 49 min
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    Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016. Eve also Delved: Gendering Economic History, Professor Jane Humphries, Lecture 3

    Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016. Eve also Delved: Gendering Economic History, Professor Jane Humphries, Lecture 3

    Eve also Delved: Gendering Economic History, Professor Jane Humphries, Lecture 3

    Women from all times and regions will be seen about their daily lives, at work and at home, in these 4 lectures. New sources will be used to reconstruct and analyze their many productive contributions to their families and communities. Snapshots in time and micro studies underpin a more general account which can then be related to the grand narratives of British economic history. I will argue that we need to acknowledge the productive activities of women and children to build not only a more complete but a more correct economic history.

    • 54 min
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    The Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016. Eve also Delved: Gendering Economic History. Professor Jane Humphries Lecture 2. The spinster: a tragic heroine of the industrial revolution?

    The Ellen McArthur Lectures 2016. Eve also Delved: Gendering Economic History. Professor Jane Humphries Lecture 2. The spinster: a tragic heroine of the industrial revolution?

    Eve Also Delved: Gendering Economic History, Professor Jane Humphries.

    Women from all times and regions will be seen about their daily lives, at work and at home, in these 4 lectures. New sources will be used to reconstruct and analyze their many productive contributions to their families and communities. Snapshots in time and micro studies underpin a more general account which can then be related to the grand narratives of British economic history. I will argue that we need to acknowledge the productive activities of women and children to build not only a more complete but a more correct economic history.

    • 56 min
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    Professor Sir E.A. Wrigley interviewed by Tim Guinnane, part I

    Professor Sir E.A. Wrigley interviewed by Tim Guinnane, part I

    Professor Tim Guinanne (Yale) interviewed Tony Wrigley at his home in Cambridge in May 2011 on behalf of the Cliometics Society. This interview complements the more biographical video interview by Professor Alan MacFarlane. This is the first part of the interview.

    • 56 min
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    Professor Sir E.A. Wrigley interviewd by Tim Guinnane, part II

    Professor Sir E.A. Wrigley interviewd by Tim Guinnane, part II

    Professor Tim Guinanne (Yale) interviewed Tony Wrigley at his home in Cambridge in May 2011 on behalf of the Cliometics Society. This interview complements the more biographical video interview by Professor Alan MacFarlane. . This is the second part of the interview.

    • 13 min
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    The Leverhulme Lectures 2010. Professor Osamu Saito. Discussants' comments.

    The Leverhulme Lectures 2010. Professor Osamu Saito. Discussants' comments.

    All poor, but no paupers: a Japanese perspective on the Great Divergence
    Professor Osamu Saito

    Ken Pomeranz’s The Great Divergence (2000), based mainly on Chinese evidence, argued that in the early modern period, the Asian standard of living was on a par with that of Europe and that market growth in East Asia was comparable to that in western Europe. The book has stimulated a major debate amongst economic historians and much progress has recently been made in cross-cultural comparisons of real wages. However, real differences between East and West cannot be properly understood unless household income, not just real wages, and income inequality, not just per-capita income, are compared; and due attention should be given, not only to product markets, but to factor markets as well. This lecture series examines these issues on the empirical basis of what Japan’s economic history can offer. The findings are not consistent with either Pomeranz’s account of East-West differences in living standards or with those presented in Bob Allen’s recent book.

    • 32 min

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