Sessions of the Second Latin American Economic History Congress

September 21, 2009

Wordle: CLADHE-II: List of sessions

Here is the list of preapproved sessions  of the Second Latin American Economic History Congress (CLADHE-II), to be held in Mexico City on February 3-5, 2010. To submit a paper to any of the sessions, you have to go here.

Wordle: CLADHE-II: Lista de simposios

On the Second Latin American Economic History Congress

May 14, 2009
Second Latin American Economic History Congress (Mexico City, February 3-5, 2010)

Second Latin American Economic History Congress (Mexico City, February 3-5, 2010)

Well. The Economic History Blog has an exclusive. This post has the text I’ve written to announce an academic event in February 2010. The entry might sound too institutional, but I thought it would be nice if I shared it with you all before it appears published in economic history associations websites and e-mail lists.

The scale of the event is huge. It will be a great opportunity for the world to see the topics and the quality of on-going Latin American economic history research.

So, here it is. And as soon as I can confirm the participation of the key speaker (one of the economic historians I respect and like the most), the Economic History Blog readers will be the first to know it.

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Ottoman week

February 28, 2009

Following that heated thread on, I’ve decided to devote the next 5 posts to the Ottoman Empire. I’ll also try to pay more attention to non-European topics in the future. In particular, I’ll post a few things on Mughal India and Ming China soon.

The history of the fur trade

February 27, 2009

The economic history of the American fur trade 1670-1870 on the encyclopedia of the earth.

More articles on here and here.

Taking a break

February 25, 2009

Unfortunately, I am now conducting research in Morocco and allthough it leaves me a lot of time to read, I don’t have a very reliable access to the internet, so I may be unable to post much on the blog for the coming month.


February 10, 2009

I’d like to grab this occasion for a quick thank-you-note to all the readers of the blog! Today we’ve reached 10,000 viewers and we’re approaching the 100th post. Although these are admitedly modest benchmarks, it really is heartwarming.

I’d also like to thank Richard for his precious contributions, which create lively bridges between history and contemporary issues. Finally, I’d like to thank Leonardo Monasterio who has posted a nice comment about the EHB on his blog and allowed us to enjoy our busiest day ever (by far).


Thank you all

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Just a few things

February 3, 2009

First, a cool program recently aired by the BBC.

In our times: Swift\’s Modest Proposal

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Conferences in Paris

January 19, 2009

Two seminars in Paris from the IDES with my dear old D. Margairaz (Paris 1) and P. Minard (Paris 8).

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Saint Catherine of Alexandria elected this blog’s patron saint

January 19, 2009

I’d like to place this blog under the special protection of Saint Catherine of Alexandria patron saint of librairies ;) Rich. I’m not Christian but I find it a delightful tradition and it is only fitting for a blog devoted to history. Besides, one is never too careful.

But then again why Saint Catherine? Here are 15 reasons:

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Welcome aboard!!!

January 8, 2009

Great day today, my estimate colleague rlmarino is joining me to write of the blog.

Lets be clear right now, the man is brilliant, I was lucky enough to sit in class with him, he is one of a kind, the term idiosyncratic was invented for him (and chances are: by him).

I am sure every one will also be please that, unlike me, he is able to write in English. I no nobody half as good to sum up an entire debate in one netly wrapped sentence.

Welcome aboard mate.

The XVth World Economic History Congress

January 4, 2009

The 15th Wold Economic History Congress will be taking place next August in Utrecht, Netherlands; I’ll trymy outmmost to go there.

For those interested:

Happy New Year!!!

January 1, 2009

Well 2008 was exciting and will remain an important year for economic historians of the future.

First of all a huge thanks to all the viewers of 2008.

Now a few good resolutions for the year:

  1. Finding new contributors to enrich the blog with new perspectives.
  2. Getting interviews with professors so as to feel the pulse of the most recent research
  3. Going to more conferences
  4. Posting notes on books and not only articles
  5. And of course posting way more regularly.

Ok, enough of it, lets go to the pub now to celebrate.