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.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, seminars will now follow an online format, though for most seminars we also organise a room where some of us can meet in person. While it is unfortunate that larger physical gatherings are not possible, the online format allows us to invite scholars from outside of Europe. Since this fall we have taken this opportunity to invite speakers from outside of Europe, some seminars will take place at the usual time i.e. 1200 CEST, and others will be scheduled at 1600 CEST to accommodate for the time difference. Updated information on this will be provided on the mailing list before each seminar. 

Mailing list

If you would like to join the mailing list or have any other queries, please email organiser Aditi Dixit (

Guest speakers spring 2022

10 March 12 - 13 hours

Heleen Blommers, PhD candidate Social and Economic History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

24 March 12 - 13 hours

Daniel Curtis and Bram van Besouw, respectively Associate Professor and Researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

14 April 12 - 13 hours

Renger de Bruin, Professor by Special Appointment Economic and Social History at the Utrecht University.

28 April 12 - 13 hours

Patrick Lantschner, Lecturer at the History department of the University College London.

12 May 12 - 13 hours

Maanik Nath, Assistant Professor Economic and Social History, Utrecht University.

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