Labour History News
Sixth Low Countries Conference
Please find below the program of the Sixth Low Countries Conference.
The conference, taking place in Antwerp on 1-2 December 2011, is organized annually by the Posthumus Research Program Economy and society of the pre-industrial Low Countries in comparative perspective, and focuses this year on the broad theme of Rich and poor in the pre-industrial world.
Note that while attendance is free of charge, we do ask you to register for the conference before 18 November via mail to jord.hanus [at] ua.ac.be.
We hope to see you in Antwerp!
Jessica Dijkman & Jord Hanus
THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER
Session 1: Economic and social change
Dan Curtis, Settlement in the Oldambt region of Groningen, 1500 - 1900. From a farmers' republic to a polarised polder society
Ernesto López & Santiago Piquero, The legacy of Earl J. Hamilton. An approach to the evolution of real wages in early modern Spain
Stéphanie Collet, With or without the Rothschild? Sovereign bonds during the Netherlands-Belgium break-up
Session 2: Religion and economic growth
Auke Rijpma, Estimating and explaining public service provision by religious organisations in the late-medieval Low Countries
Thijs Lambrecht, Accommodating growth? Religious institutions, labour and economic change in pre-industrial Europe (1450-1820)
FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER 2011
Session 3: Rich and poor in VOC-territories
Johan Fourie & Jan Luiten van Zanden, Economic change in a slave economy, the Cape Colony 1652-1800
Pim de Zwart, Rich and poor in the eighteenth century. A comparison of living standards in the Low Countries and in Ceylon
Matthias van Rossum, Asian maritime labour market
Session 4: Poverty, wealth and demographic change
Nina Boberg-Fazlic, Paul Sharp & Jacob Weisdorf, Nothing but a poor man with money? The changing fertility decisions of the rich before the English demographic transition
David De la Croix, The life expectancy of famous people, 1000-1809
Session 5: Poverty, charity and coping strategies
Elise van Nederveen-Meerkerk, Property transfers from rich to poor? Legacies to charity in the wider context of testamentary giving, the Dutch Republic, 1600-1800
Henk Looijestein, 'Charity seems to be very national among them’. Donators and recipients of Dutch charity, the case of the Leiden
Heidi Deneweth, Oscar Gelderblom & Joost Jonker, Microfinance and the decline of poverty. Evidence from pre-industrial Europe
Annemarie Bouman, Jaco Zuijderduijn & Tine De Moor, Nuclear hardship revisited