Programme

The conference will be held at the University of Essex on June 26-27, 2017.

For a pdf of the programme, please click here.

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

 

11:30 – 11:45  —  Welcome & Opening Remarks

11:45 – 12:30  —  Session 1:  Empire 1.0

12:30 – 14:00  —  Lunch

14:00 – 15:30  —  Session 2: British Trade in Good Times and Bad

15:30 – 16:00  —  Coffee

16:00 – 17:30  —  Session 3: Poverty and Inequality in Britain

  • Jonathan Chapman (NYU Abu Dhabi): “Pauperism and inequality in late Victorian England and Wales.”
  • Ian Gazeley (Sussex), Andrew Newell (Sussex), and Hector Rufrancos (Sussex): “British Income Inequality in the early 20th century: evidence from national household expenditure surveys, 1861-1961”.

17:30 – 19:00  —  Reception

19:00 onward —  Conference Banquet

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

9:00 – 10:30  —  Session 4: New Approaches to Health and Height

10:30 – 11:00  —  Coffee

11:00 – 12:30  —  Session 5: Getting a Job

  • Luiza Antoine (Guelph), Kris Inwood (Guelph), Chris Minns (LSE), and Fraser Summerfield (Lakehead): “Family background, labour market entry, and the inheritance of opportunity in 19th century Canada”
  • Jessica Bean (Denison), Andy Seltzer (RHUL), Jonathan Wadsworth (RHUL): “The impact of commuting and mass transport on the London labour market: Evidence from the New Survey of London Life and Labour”

12:30 – 14:00  —  Lunch

14:00 – 15:30  —  Session 6: Migration: Attitudes and Assimilation

  • Katherine Eriksson (UC Davis): “The Role of Ethnic Enclaves in Immigrant Assimilation: Evidence from Norwegian Migrants during the Age of Mass Migration”
  • Cormac Ó Gráda (University College Dublin): “Evolving Attitudes to Immigration, Asylum, and Gender: Ireland and Beyond”
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