Events archive

This is the events archive.

Ludwig Pelzl

Lecture Ludwig Pelzl

3 November 2020 15:30 - 3 November 2020 17:00

"The Becoming of a Corrodian. Retirement, life-cyclic change and social mobility in the early modern period"

  • 3 November
  • 15.30 hrs
  • online via Zoom
Maria Agren

Lecture Maria Agren

6 October 2020 15:30 - 6 October 2020 17:00

‘Service, help and delegation: labor relations in the past'

  • 6 October
  • 15.30 hrs
  • online via Zoom
Maïka De Keyzer

Lecture by Maika de Keyzer

1 September 2020 15:30 - 1 September 2020 17:00

Vulnerabilities avoided and resilience built. Collective action, poor relief and diversification as weapons of the weak (The Campine, Belgium, 1350-1845)

  • 1 September
  • 15.30 hrs
  • online via Zoom
Andrea Caracausi

Lecture by Andrea Caracausi

3 March 2020 15:30 - 3 March 2020 17:00

'Ribbons of the "Empire". Merchant-Capitalism and Labour Commodification in Early Modern Italy'.

  • 3 March
  • 15.30 hrs
  • Max Nettlau Room, IISH

Abstract: From the 16th century onwards, ribbons became fashionable objects in both clothing and home interiors as accessory and symbolic items representing global commodities capable of connecting different regions of the world.

public lecture focusing on social inequality

Social inequality: what has work got to do with it?

21 November 2019 19:30 - 22 November 2019 18:00

Since the publication of Piketty’s Capital in the twenty-first century in 2014 social inequality has become the talk of the town. Although the field as such is not new, with the ongoing process of globalisation and the rise of populist political movements,  the topic has gained urgency. Interestingly in the work of Piketty, but also others like Branko Milanovic, Walter Scheidel and Bas van Bavel, history plays a prominent role.