The Joint Center for History and Economics is based at Harvard University and at Magdalene College and King's College, University of Cambridge. It was established in 2007 to promote research and education on subjects of importance for historians and economists. Its aim is to provide a forum in which scholars can address some of their common concerns, through the history of economic and social thought, through economic history, and through the application of economic concepts to historical problems. The objective of the Center is to encourage fundamental research in history, economics, and related disciplines. It also encourages the participation of historians and economists in addressing issues of public importance.

In conjunction with its counterpart Centre at the University of Cambridge, the Harvard Center undertakes research projects and organizes workshops, seminars and exchanges of faculty and graduate students. It provides the base for current research projects on Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas, on Energy History, and on Histories of Economic Life/Histories of Economic Thought, as well as for the History Project and the Prize Fellowship Program in Economics, History and Politics.

 

Recent Center Books

Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants
Sunil S. Amrith
The Future of Nature:
Documents of Global Change

Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, and
Paul Warde (eds.)

 

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Upcoming Center Events

Means of Transport: Technology, Mobility, and Energy in Modern Asia
April 24-25 2014

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Institutions, Credit and the State

The History Project, in cooperation with the History Department at Yale University and the Joint Center for History and Economics, will hold its third conference on October 17-18, 2014 at Yale University.

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News

» The Joint Center is pleased to announce a new website in connection with the Energy History Project.

» The Joint Center is pleased to announce a new website on Visualizing Historical Networks.

Research Grants

The Center is pleased to announce a new program of undergraduate prize research grants. For more information click here.


Research Opportunities

The Center is pleased to announce a new program of undergraduate research opportunities. For more information click here.