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Durham University

Department of History

Events and Seminars


Upcoming events

Economic and Social History Research Group

29th October 2020, 13:00 to 14:00, Zoom online, Harry Cross (Durham)

Please find below our programme for the Economic and Social History group this term. Everyone is welcome to come to any sessions but if you would like to sign up for our email list please do let me know.

We will use the same Zoom link for all of our meetings:

The Investment Theory of Party Competition: How Money Shapes Electoral Systems

Harry Cross, Thursday 29th October, 1-2pm

Suggested reading: Thomas Ferguson, Golden rule: The investment theory of party competition (1995) pages 19 to 55, especially pages 26 to 31 and onwards - see attached.


History of the Everyday

Jonathan Saha, Monday 9th November, 1-2pm

Suggested reading: Joe Moran, 'November in Berlin: The End of the Everyday', History Workshop Journal, 57 (2004), pp. 216-234.

Why Regionalisation is Core to History

Adrian Green, Friday 27th November, 1-2pm

Suggested reading: Kevin Archer, 'Regions as Social Organisms: The Lamarckian Characteristics of Vidal de la Blache's Regional Geography' Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 83 (1993), pp. 498-514.

ESRC Grant Application on Historic Health Inequalities

Alex Brown, Tuesday 8th December, 1-2pm

Alex will circulate a draft grant application - when he's written it! - and the session will be both an opportunity to discuss measuring historic health inequalities through bio-archaeology and to discuss the process of grant applications more broadly.

Please join us for any of these sessions.

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