New Histories of Paperwork April 24, 2015
Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) – South Building, Room S250
1730 Cambridge Street
This workshop offers a forum for historians working in a wide range of fields to share arguments, findings and methods related to the history of bureaucratic work. How have routine practices of office work – data entry, measurement, accountancy, inventory – shaped the archives upon which historians rely? How did bureaucrats conceal or promote information? How should historians frame efforts at reform, audit, investigation and transparency undertaken in the past? The workshop is organized by Padraic X. Scanlan and is sponsored by the Prize Fellowships in Economics, History, and Politics and the Center for History and Economics.
Information Transmission in Networks May 1-3, 2015 Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge Street
A conference on Information Transmission in Networks will be hosted by the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University. The conference is the first in a series on Network Science in Economics, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from the Center for History and Economics and the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University. The conference will feature 32 talks over three days, as well as a poster session on Saturday, May 2. About 50 researchers from all over the world will attend. We welcome guests to attend the conference. Space is limited, so registration is required, which is free.
Center for History and Economics, 1730 Cambridge Street, S-422, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138