Programs, Events, and News from the Joint Center for History and Economics
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Spring 2019 | No. 21

Welcome to the quarterly email update from the Joint Center for History and Economics. These short messages cover the events, programs, and news from both Harvard and Cambridge, allowing our geographically far-flung community to stay better informed and better connected. Center members and affiliates who wish to share content for this newsletter should email it to kumekawa [at] 


CAMBRIDGE: Applications are being invited for Prize Research Grants awarded by the Centre. The online application form is available and the submission deadline Wednesday June 12, 2019. 

JOINT: The Exchanges Project is pleased to announce a new feature, Frontiers and Borders, on the subject of border-making and nation-building in interwar Europe, created by Marcel Garboś (Harvard University).

CAMBRIDGE: The Centre for History and Economics graduate student Reading Group in Environmental History, led by Harriet Ritvo of MIT, will be held this year on Thursdays at 12.00. For more information, contact the Centre Research Director Paul Warde.


Upcoming Events: 

CAMBRIDGE: Graduate Workshop
Tuesday May 7, Half Moon Yard, 12:30pm
Chloe Bash (Corpus Christi)
The Representation of Colonial Troops in British Nurses' Great War Writing

CAMBRIDGE: Graduate Workshop
Tuesday May 14, Half Moon Yard, 12:30pm
Hannah Lee (King's)
Securities and Localised Lending in Ancient Greece

CAMBRIDGE Teaching the Anthropocene
Wednesday May 15, 5pm
The Centre-supported Pembroke Environment Seminar, coordinated by Paul Warde 

CAMBRIDGE: Becoming a Historian and Histories of Economic Life
Monday May 27 and Wednesday May 29, History Faculty, 12:00-2:00pm
The Centre invites graduate students to join two conversations over lunch in the Faculty boardroom, History Faculty (1st floor). Naomi Lamoreaux (May 27) and Samita Sen (May 29): Please register interest as places are limited (

The History and Economics Seminar
The Parlour, Magdalene College 
Tuesday May 28, 5pm 
Harriet Ritvo, MIT/Yip Fellow Magdalene College
Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness

CAMBRIDGE: Laws of Nature
Centre-supported Workshop, co-coordinated by Surabhi Ranganathan and
Paul Warde
June 3-4,  Lauterpacht Centre, Cambridge

New images in connection with Invisible Histories have been hung on the wall outside the Harvard Center in CGIS South. 

New Center Books:

Paul Warde, Cambridge Centre Research Director and Reader in Environmental History, has been awarded the 2019 Joan Thirsk Memorial Prize for his book The Invention of Sustainability (Cambridge University Press). 

Waseem Yaqoob, Cambridge Centre student in 2006-07, has been appointed Lecturer in the History of Political Thought, School of History, Queen Mary University of London starting Autumn 2019. 

Check out the Cambridge Centre's new Coin of the Month.

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