Historical Analysis and Sustainable Development: The Role of Averages in the Past and in the Future

Date / time
9 June, 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Historical Analysis and Sustainable Development: The Role of Averages in the Past and in the Future

 

The very final event of the Institute of Historical Research’s Partnership seminar series “Risk and Uncertainty in the Premodern World” will run online on Thursday 9 June, 16:30-18:15 London time. To close out the series, we are delighted to be hosting Maria Fusaro, Professor of Social and Economic History at the University of Exeter, who will be giving a lecture on “Historical Analysis and Sustainable Development: The Role of Averages in the Past and in the Future”. Her abstract is below:

“In this paper I shall present some of the results of the ERC-funded project AveTransRisk – Average – Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries), and will argue how the historical analysis the team pursued might have possible implications – and applications – not just within the commercial maritime world, but within society at large in contributing towards a more equitable and sustainable economic global future.”

This lecture promises to be of great interest to historians interested in economic development, maritime activity and sustainability. All are welcome, but registration will be necessary in advance through the Institute of Historical Research’s website. The link can be found below:

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/historical-analysis-and-sustainable-development-role-averages-past-and-future

Registration will close on Wednesday 8 at 16:30 London time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the convenors at riskseminar2021@gmail.com.