July 25th 2022

PO.001 | Poster Session 1

Poster Sessions

For a list of posters organized by author alphapetical order and including affiliations, see here.

Aluminium landscapes: The socio-environmental remains of Suriname's bauxite dream (1898-2016)
Simon Lobach - Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies IHEID
COVID-19 and Inequality in Latin America – Lessons from the Past
Laura Radatz - University of Tuebingen
Control of accounts in the Crown of Aragon during the late Middle Ages: towards Institutional innovations
Esther Tello - Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Curbing the French machine tool industry's decline: policies and resources (second half of the 20th century)
Alain Aubry - Université d'Evry Paris Saclay
At the end of the Second World War, the French machine-tool stock was very obsolete. Its restoration will allow the development of a well known French machine tool industry for quality of its machines and a discreet presence on the international market. The rise of the Soviet, Japanese, Italian, Swiss and Eastern European industries caused a decline in France. The revival of the French machine tool industry involved a conversion to special machines.
Development of Disease in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire and the Colonial Response: ca. 1900-1955
Arlinde Vrooman - University of Groningen [Groningen]
Diamonds are not forever - What can a colonial Angolan diamond mine tell us about extractive labour institutions turning inclusive?
Leo Dolan - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid [Madrid]
Distribution, aggregate demand and productivity. Growth regime of the Uruguayan economy in the long term
Pablo Marmissolle - Universidad de le República (Uruguay) and Universitat de Vàlencia (Spain)
Energy, economy, and pollution: oil pipelines and refineries in 1960s Switzerland
Nicolas Chachereau
Generational Indigenous Women and Adire' Textile in West Africa 20th-century
Oyewo Adetola
Historical prevalence of Infectious Diseases and Entrepreneurship: The role of Institutions in 125 Countries
Omang Ombolo Messono
How Ensured Land Property Affects Marriage and Births: Evidence from the Land Reform in Postwar Japan
Erika Igarashi - The University of Tokyo
Institutional Origins and Evolution of Conglomerates
Wei WU
Knowledge and Power in Global Development: The Intellectual History of the World Bank
Tobiáš Hošman Mirek
Managing a scientific institution in the provinces : the case of the Pasteur Institute of Lille (1894-1940)
Valentin Mériaux
Numeracy and Schooling Efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa - 1950 to 2000
Sarah Ferber - University of Tuebingen
Overcoming Tradition: Teacher Student Interaction at English Universities at the Time of the Scientific Revolution
Julius Koschnick
Political Repression, Media Propaganda, and Nation Building
Peiyuan Li
Power and Connectivity of an Rural Industrial Territory, Jet and Comb in Pays d'Olmes
Bruno Evans
Removing sales intermediaries? French salesmen's struggle against joint purchasing cooperatives and chain stores (1900s to 1930s)
Eglantine Cussac
Resources in cistercian iron industry (XVth -XVIIIth century)
Denis Eve
Slave Trades, Kinship Structures and Women Political Participation in Africa
Leone Walters
Christina Cregan
The Cartagena Railroad: A failed hegemonic experience and a laboratory of social movements in the Caribbean (1894-1951)
Juan Correa
The Corporate Bond Risk Premium: New Data and Evidence from The Origin of Corporate Default
Kevin Van Mencxel
The Fall of Constantinople and the Rise of the West
Andreas Link - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
During the Renaissance numerous discoveries and inventions significantly bolstered European development. This paper examines the role played by Greek migrants in this process. While the vast majority of works by ancient Greek scholars such as Galen, Hippocrates, and Euclid were unknown in Western Europe during the middle ages, such knowledge had been preserved in the Byzantine Empire. The revival of ancient Greek knowledge within Western Europe coincided with the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453 and the subsequent surge in Greek migration to Western Europe. Using a newly constructed dataset on Greek migrants in Europe, I show that a Greek presence around the year 1500 is positively associated with city growth in the sixteenth century. This finding is corroborated by a difference-in-differences analysis as well as an instrumental variable approach that exploits distance to Constantinople as an exogenous source of variation in Greek presence in European cities. In terms of mechanisms, I find that a Greek presence is associated with larger numbers of published book editions in astronomy, mathematics, and medicine -- fields in which ancient Greek and Byzantine scholars were especially advanced -- as well as larger levels of upper-tail human capital. Finally, the results show that destination places for Greek migration became centers of innovation during the sixteenth century. Together, these results emphasize the importance of Greeks in the dissemination and application of scientific knowledge in early modern Europe and suggest that a Greek presence was one of the major growth drivers during the early modern period.
The Long-Run Impact of the Dissolution of French Monasteries
Arnaud Deseau
The auction of the Kingdom of God : modelling the 1766 Ecclesiastical Property Reform in the Republic of Venice
Bastien Tourenc
The power of dowries. An approach to economic inequality through the marriage market (North-eastern Catalonia, 1750-1825).
Josep Mas Ferrer
The role of banking networks and judicial services in remote area transactions: The case of Japan in the late 19th century
Shohei Yamasaki - Shumei University
The slave market in Montevideo between 1760 and 1860
Carolina Vicario
Timber imports and the British economy, 1750-1850
Manish Kumar
Using freedom to shape the economy: (de)regulation and consumer interest in the market for meat in late- and post-corporative Brussels (1770-1860)
Dennis De Vriese
Wealth inequality in interwar Poland
Marcin Wronski
Notice that Marcin Wronski will only be present in Session 2
Westernization vs. Russian Traditions: Consumption Practices of Moscow Nobles and Merchants From The End of 18th Till The Beginning of 19th Centuries
Maria Aksenova
When nation building goes south: draft evasion, government repression, and the origins of the Sicilian mafia
Gianni Marciante
Yes we canes! The Parisian grocery market in the 17th-18th centuries.
Clémence Pailha
“The Ahmedabad experiment” – Technological change and the emergence of ‘scientific' wages as part of human resources management
Catharina Haensel