Upcoming events

E.g., 06/20/2019
16e-eeuws wandtapijt met een voorstelling van de Slag bij Pavia op 24 februari 1525
9 July 2019 10:30 - 11:30
On 9 July Bram van Besouw will defend his PhD thesis 'On the Economic Consequences of Warfare in Early Modern Northwest Europe'.
Bron: De Amsterdammer: Weekblad voor Nederland, 30 juni 1923 – No. 2401
20 March 2020 09:00 - 21 March 2020 18:00
Why was it that, in developed Western economies, financial institutions like banks only began to reach deep into society during the 1960s and 1970s?
Economic and Social History Seminar
Seminar dr. James A. Robinson. Photographer: Bas van Hattum
ESH Seminar with James Robinson (1 September 2014)

The Economic and Social History research group of Utrecht University annually organises two series of seminars, one in spring and one in fall. Papers on a range of different topics related to economic and social history, from antiquity to recent times, are presented by scholars from within and outside the Netherlands.

All seminars start at 12.00 and will continue until 13.00. The programme of the most recent seminar series can be found below, previous presentations can be found in the archive.


Please send an e-mail to or if you have any questions about the seminars. 

Programme Fall 2018



6 Sept.

Stijlkamer (Janskerkhof)

20 Sept.

Sweelinckzaal (Drift 21)

4 Oct.

Ravensteynzaal (Kromme Nieuwegracht 80)

18 Oct.

Stijlkamer (Janskerkhof)

1 Nov.

Sweelinckzaal (Drift 21)

15 Nov.

Sweelinckzaal (Drift 21)

29 Nov.

Stijlkamer (Janskerkhof)

13 Dec.

Stijlkamer (Janskerkhof)


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