Conference Programme


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Friday 26 July

13.00-14.00 Buffet Lunch (Penthouse Boardroom)

14.00-15.30 Session I

I A: Economic Thought I (Penthouse A)

Robert King (Sierra Nevada College), ‘The Future Behavior of the System of Capital: A Flow Theory of Agency Within Dissipative Systems Theory’

Natasha Kriznik and Ian Greener (Durham University), ‘Stuck in the logic of ‘there is no alternative’?: Representing the financial crisis in the report of the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission’

Garrick Hileman (LSE), ‘Currency Black Markets & Financial Repression: Zurich and New York, 1939-1950’

I B: Poverty, Housing, and Crises of Subsistence (Penthouse B)

Jeremy Boulton (Newcastle University), ‘Price shocks, mortality surges, economic depression, bankruptcies – and warfare: London “crises” and a parish workhouse, 1740-1825’

Adrian Green (Durham University), ‘Sheltering from Crisis – The English and their Housing, 15th to 19th Centuries’

Dragica Cec (University of Primorska, Slovenia), ‘(Petty) Crimes Committed Because of Need: Individual Motives, Social Reception and Collective Imaginary’

15.30-16.00 Tea and Coffee (Penthouse Boardroom)

16.00-17.30 Session II

II A: Trade and Disease (Penthouse A)

Cinzia Lorandini (University of Trento), ‘From Expansion to Decline: The Tyrolean Silk Industry Between Two Crises, 1790-1890’

Josette Duncan (University of Warwick), ‘Isolation and Exclusion: Quarantine in Mediterranean Islands During the Nineteenth Century’

II B: National Finance (Penthouse B)

Alexander Brayson (University of York), ‘J. A. Schumpeter and the ‘Crisis of the Tax State’ in Context: the Fiscal Collapse of Late Lancastrian England, 1436-1450’

Jim Bolton (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Were Monetary Policies to Blame for the Failure of the English Merchants to Break into the Baltic Trade in the Fifteenth Century?’

Anne Murphy (University of Hertfordshire), ‘Dealing with the threat of reform: the Bank of England in the 1780s’

II C: Finance, Culture and Economic Policy (Bayley Room)

Ciaran Casey (University of Oxford), ‘Averting Crisis – The Role of the International Institutions in Irish Policymaking in the Years before the Crash’

John Morris (Durham University), ‘Credit Crunch or Disciplining the Sovereigns? A Modern Tale?’

18.00-19.00 Plenary Session (Penthouse A/B)

Ranald Michie and Matthew Hollow (Durham University), ‘Crises in British Banking: Chronology, Causes, Contagion and Coping’

19.00-19.45 Conference Reception (Penthouse Boardroom)

19.45 Conference Dinner (Collingwood Dining Hall)

Late Bar Available (Collingwood College Bar)

Saturday 27 July

07.30-9.00 Breakfast (Collingwood Dining Hall)

9.00-10.30 Session III

III A: Interwar Crises (Penthouse A)

Peter Fearon (University of Leicester), ‘Roosevelt’s Recession: the Crisis of 1937-38’

Roger Middleton (University of Bristol), ‘Crisis, what crisis? Another look at 1931′

Nick Crafts (University of Warwick), ‘The 1930s’ Economic Crisis: How Well Did British Policymakers Do?’

III B: Conflict, Peace and Crisis (Penthouse B)

Hilde De Weerdt (King’s College London), ‘The Long-Term Effects of the Jingkang “Peaceful Prosperity” Crisis (1126-1127)’

Sheila Sweetinburgh (University of Huddersfield), ‘The New Preachers … Have Caused Our New Living to be Worse Than the Turks’: Coping with Crisis in the Dissolution of Canterbury’

Nuala Zahedieh (University of Edinburgh), ‘Silver, Slaves and War. Jamaica and the Economic Consequences of the Peace of Utrecht’

10.30-11.00 Tea and Coffee (Penthouse Boardroom)

11.00-12.30 Session IV

IV A: TBC (Penthouse A)

Jessica Gray (University of Leeds), ‘Crisis, What crisis? The Significance of the 1973 Oil Embargo’

John Martin (De Montfort University), ‘The International Crisis of the mid 1970s: a Reappraisal’

Onafowokan Oluyombo (Redeemer’s University, Nigeria), ‘Impact of Informal Micro-Finance on Enterprise Financial Crises’

IV B: Comparative Crises (Penthouse B)

Bruce M. S. Campbell (Queen’s University, Belfast), ‘Matthew Paris and the Volcano: the English Famine of 1258 Revisited’

Mark Casson (University of Reading), ‘Crises and Revolutions: Evidence form Price Movements, 1250-1750′

John Singleton (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘Comparing Financial and Other Disasters: Developing a Conceptual Approach’

12.30-13.30 Lunch (Collingwood Dining Hall)

13.30-15.00 Session V

V A: Conceptualising Crisis (Penthouse A)

Glen O’Hara (Oxford Brookes University), ‘Crisis Time’: Perceptions of Time and Conjunction in Post-War British Governance’

Jim Tomlinson (University of Glasgow) ‘The current British economic crisis in historical perspective’

Rustem Nureev (National Research University, Moscow), ‘Crisis Comprehension and Development of the Concepts of Long-wave Economic Dynamics’

V B: Socio-Political Crises (Penthouse B)

John McEwan (Aberystwyth University), ‘Crisis or Continuity? Social Organization and Political Struggle in Thirteenth-Century London.’

Robin McCallum (Queens University Belfast), ‘The Urban Revolts in English Monastic Boroughs, 1327-1331’

Charles Read (University of Cambridge), ‘The Repeal Year Crisis: An Economic Reassessment’

15.00-15.30 Tea and Coffee (Penthouse Boardroom)

15.30-17.00 Session VI

VI A: Economic Thought II (Penthouse A)

Simon Grimble (Durham University), ‘Apostles of Equality’?: Intellectuals and the Financial Crisis’

Roberto De Vogli (University of California, Davis and UCL), ‘The Global Crises of the Market Greed Doctrine: A Turning Point or a Point of No Return?’

Dmytro Khutkyy (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), ‘Rethinking Crisis from the World-Systems Perspective’

VI B: Hospitals and Healthcare (Penthouse B)

Barry Doyle (University of Huddersfield), ‘The Hospital Crisis in Post-war Britain and France: Leeds and Lille, 1918-28’

Ian Greener (Durham University), ‘A Crisis of Care in the NHS? What Went Wrong at Mid-Staffordshire, and What Can We Learn from the Francis Report?’

17.30-18.30 Plenary Session (Penthouse A/B)

Sam Cohn (University of Glasgow), ‘Epidemic Crises and their Reactions from Antiquity to the Present’

19.00-19.30 Conference Reception (Penthouse Boardroom)

19.30-21.00 Conference Dinner (Collingwood Dining Hall)

Late Bar Available (Collingwood College Bar)

Sunday 28 July

07.30-9.00 Breakfast (Collingwood Dining Hall)

9.00-10.30 Session VII

VII A:  Twentieth Century British Political Cultures of Crisis (Penthouse A)

Vanessa Morrell (University of Huddersfield), ‘Remedies of Decline: Cultural Representations of a Country in Crisis?’

Adrian Williamson (University of Cambridge), ‘1972-4: Crisis for the Conservatives’

George Stevenson (Durham University), ‘Separate class struggles? Gender, the trade unions, and workers’ responses to ‘crisis’ in the 1970s’

VII B: Finance and Banking (Penthouse B)

Michael Prestwich (Durham University), ‘The Banking Crises of 1294-1311’

Tony Moore (Henley Business School), ‘Not Too Big to Fail: the Bankruptcy of the Bardi and Peruzzi in England’

Gains Murdoch (University of Aberdeen), ‘The Ayr Bank Collapse (1772) and its Legacy’

VII C: Industry and Crises (Bayley Room)

Peter Hampson (University of Central Lancashire), ‘From Chartism to Businessmen: Surrender or Finding Another Path?’

Peter Bent (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), ‘Protectionism, Expectations, and Recovery: The Role of the Dingley Tariff in Promoting Economic Recovery from the 1890s Depression in the United States’

Heinrich Kahlert, ‘From ‘War Profiteer’ to ‘Inflation Underdog’: the German Chemical Industry During the Inflation Crises of 1914-23’

10.30-11.00 Tea and Coffee (Penthouse Boardroom)

11.00 -12.15 Session VIII

VIII A: (Removed from Programme)

VIII B: Seventeenth Century European Crises (Penthouse B)

Claire McLoughlin (University of St Andrews), ‘Interpretations of Crisis: The Transition of Habsburg Spain in the Seventeenth Century’

Pavla Jirková (Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), ‘Plague Year 1680 in Central Europe: the Early Warning System Monitoring the Epidemic Progression and Its Effect on the Economic and Demographic Situation’

VIII C: Comparative Economic Crises (Bayley Room)

Leigh Gardner (LSE), ‘Africa’s Growth Prospects in a European Mirror: A Historical Perspective’

Alan Knight (University of Oxford), ‘Coping with Crisis: the Great Depression (1929-40) in the Americas and its Consequences’

12.15-13.15 Lunch (Collingwood Dining Hall)

13.15-14.15 Roundtable (Penthouse A/B)

Panel: Alan Knight, Anne Murphy, John Singleton, Leigh Gardner, Tony Moore

14.30 Conference Ends


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