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Seminars

Seminars

The group runs a range of seminars.

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series

Research seminar series run by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.

The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 4pm.

Convenors: Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk), Romola Davenport (rjd23@cam.ac.uk) and Alice Reid (alice.reid@geog.cam.ac.uk).

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Graduate Workshops in Economic and Social History

All talks take place on Mondays at 12.30 pm in Room 5, Faculty of History, West Road.

All welcome. A complimentary sandwich lunch is provided.

Convenors: Josh Ivinson and Emiliano Travieso.

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Core Seminar in Economic and Social History

This seminar is a combination of eight seminar programmes: medieval economic and social history; early modern economic and social history; modern economic and social history; quantitative history; the Centre for Financial History; the Centre for History and Economics; the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure; and the Centre for Quantitative Economic History. Their specialist seminar programmes will not be running in Michaelmas 2017, but each seminar will meet separately again in Lent and (sometimes) Easter 2018.

The core seminar is grateful for the support of Darwin College and for the generosity of the Managers of the Trevelyan Fund.

Seminar co-ordinators: Amy Erickson (ale25@cam.ac.uk), Duncan Needham (djn33@cam.ac.uk), and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk)

Economic and Social History at Cambridge: www.econsoc.hist.cam.ac.uk

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Quantitative History Seminar

Supported by the Centre for History and Economics and the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History).

The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 4pm.

Convenor: Leigh Shaw-Taylor (lmws2@cam.ac.uk)

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# Tuesday 19th June 2018, 4.00pm - Cheng Yang (University of Cambridge)
Note change of date
160 years of occupational structure: Late Imperial China and its regions
Venue: Seminar Room 5, Faculty of History

Despite extensive debates around West-East divergence in economic developments before and during the Industrial Revolution, empirical evidence of China remains thin. Using Xingke Tiben (judicial records of Chinese homicide trials), a hitherto unused source for occupational data, a new occupational database has been created that comprises individual-level occupational data and other key variables; over 31,000 individuals in 8,000 randomly sampled Xingke Tiben from the Qing Empire’s 320 prefectures in 1736-1898 are recorded. This paper discusses the core methodology (assessment of the inherent biases; reweighting) and key results of reconstructing the occupational structure of China and its regions from this database.

Additional seminars of interest to Campop members

Additional seminars of interest to Campop members.

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