Population, Welfare and Economic Change: launch event
Monday 5th January 2015
5.30pm Library Periodicals Room
Department of Geography, Downing Place, University of Cambridge
Population, Welfare and Economic Change in Britain, 1290-1834, edited by C. Briggs, P.M. Kitson and S.J. Thompson (Boydell & Brewer, 2014)
Population, Welfare and Economic Change presents the latest research on the causes and consequences of British population change from the medieval period to the eve of the Industrial Revolution, in both town and countryside. Its chapters developed out of papers presented at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in September 2011 as part of a conference on 'Population, economy and welfare, c.1200-2000'. This meeting was held to celebrate the scholarly achievements of Richard Smith, following his retirement as Professor of Historical Geography and Demography in the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.