To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Preliminary Programme

Showing: Social Inequality (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
P-1 - FAM16a : Disabilities, Partnership and Family across Time and Space
PFC/02/025 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Family and Demography , Social Inequality Chair: Sören Edvinsson
Organizer: Lotta VikströmDiscussants: Lisa Dillon, Sonali Shah
Pierre Brasseur : A Calling to Love the Disabled. Jean Adnet and the Failure to Mobilize
Gildas Bregain : The Changing Status of Blind Women in France (1900-1975): from Godly Celibate to Recognized ‘Housewives and Mothers’
Kristin Bylund : Ableist Life-paths, Possible and Impossible Family Formations for People with Dis/abilities in the Pre Peak and Austerity Swedish Welfare State
Karin Ljuslinder , Josefine Wälivaara : Families, Relationships, and Futures: Portrayals of Disability in Swedish Cinema
Paul van Trigt : Equal Reproduction Rights? The Right to have a Family in the United Nations’ Disability Policy since the 1970s


Y-1 - SOC22 : Fashion, Luxury, Credit and Trust. Early-modern and Modern Bankruptcies in Europe, North America or Elsewhere
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Heiko Droste
Organizers: Heiko Droste, Klas NybergDiscussants: -


ZA-1 - SOC01 : Biography and Humanitarianism
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Pat Thane
Organizer: Melanie OppenheimerDiscussant: Pat Thane
Joy Damousi : Celia John and Save the Children Fund: Internationalism, Humanitarianism, and Pacifism in the Inter-War Years.
Rebecca Gill , Helen Dampier : Constructing a Humanitarian Self: Emily Hobhouse's Auto/Biographical Traces, 1899 - 1926
Melanie Oppenheimer : ‘In the Service of Others her Life was Spent’: Re-creating the Humanitarian Life of Helen Munro Ferguson & her Impact on the Red Cross Movement in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century
Rosemary Wall : Voluntarism, Politics, and Humanitarianism: the Role of Lord Woolton as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the British Red Cross, 1947-1963



Wednesday 4 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Y-2 - SOC15a : Social Mobility I: Settlers Societies
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Networks: Elites and Forerunners , Family and Demography , Social Inequality Chair: Thomas M. Adams
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Elena Bryukhanova : Social and Occupational Identity of the Urban Population in Siberia at the Turn of the XIX-XX Centuries (Based on the 1897 Census Manuscripts)
Heidi Ing : Social Mobility in Colonial South Australia: a Three-generation Study of Occupational and Geographic Mobility
Felix P. Meier zu Selhausen , Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, Jacob Weisdorf : Father-to-Son Mobility in British Africa: Long-Run Evidence from Anglican Marriage Registers, 1880-2010
Simon Seiler , Marco H.D. van Leeuwen : Marriage Ties and Social Mobility. The Cases of Lucerne and Glarus (Switzerland, 1834-75)
Marco H.D. van Leeuwen , Ineke Maas : Who Benefits, Stayers in the Motherland or Movers to the Colonies? Social Mobility and Migration to Algeria 1870-1910.


ZA-2 - SOC04 : Financing Institutions: Making Money and Making Places in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century England
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Lynn Lees
Organizer: David GreenDiscussants: -
David Green : Making Money from Making Places
Susannah Ottaway : Tontines and Tough Decisions: Financing Houses of Industry
Alannah Tomkins : The Business of Poverty: Poor Relief and Local Economies of Welfare



Wednesday 4 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
P-3 - SOC27 : Social Fragmentation and New Dividing Lines in the 20th Century
PFC/02/025 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Marjolein Schepers
Organizers: Matti Hannikainen, Jeroen TouwenDiscussants: -
Henric Haggqvist : Openness to Trade and Unemployment in the Nordic Countries – Divergences and Convergences, 1920-2000
Matti Hannikainen : Tensions and Compromises between Agrarian and Wage-Work Interests in the Finnish Pension Policy
Ilaria Pavan : A Fascist Heritage? Continuity and Discontinuity in the Italian Welfare State between WWII and the Seventies
Jeroen Touwen : Losing Jobs during a Boom: Unemployment and Foreign Trade in the Netherlands since 1950


Y-3 - SOC15b : Social Mobility II:Times of Crisis
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Networks: Elites and Forerunners , Family and Demography , Social Inequality Chair: Marco H.D. van Leeuwen
Organizer: Guido AlfaniDiscussant: Joana-Maria Pujadas-Mora
Francesco Ammannati : Social Mobility and Inequality in Post-Black Death Tuscany
Stuart Borsch : Carpe Diem- Ightinâm al-yawm: Mobility and Immobility in Egypt's Landholding System in the Wake of the Black Death
Davide De Franco , Guido Alfani : Plague and Social Mobility in the Sabaudian State (Italy) during the Early Modern Period
Vincent Delabastita , Erik Buyst : A Dramatic Reversal of Fortune: Intergenerational Mobility of Sons and Daughters in 19th-century West Flanders, Belgium
Wouter Ryckbosch : Social Mobility and the Black Death in the Southern Low Countries


ZA-3 - SOC05 : Languages and Practices of Difference in Europe and the World
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Gudrun Andersson
Organizers: Mikael Alm, Margaret HuntDiscussant: Margaret Hunt
Mikael Alm : The Nature of Order: Languages of Difference and Social Imaginaries in Late Eighteenth-Century Sweden
Michael Bennett : Theory and Practice in the Construction of Slave Labour Regimes: the Case of the English East India Company, c. 1660-1683
Tobias Larsson : Identifying Responsibility: the Ordering Vocabulary of Sweden’s First Police
Mary O'Dowd : Old Age in Early Modern Ireland: an Agenda?
Victor Wilson : A Transient Maritime Community during the Age of Revolution: Gustavia, St. Barthélemy, 1793–1815



Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
ZA-4 - SOC06 : Mutual aid and State Provision: Mutual Insurance, Social Policy and Individual Welfare in Europe in the 19th and 20th Century
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Marco H.D. van Leeuwen
Organizer: Jonathan Fink-JensenDiscussant: Marco H.D. van Leeuwen
Lars Fredrik Anderson , Liselotte Eriksson : Adverse/Propitious Selection in Swedish Mutual Health Insurance Societies, 1905-1930
Jonathan Fink-Jensen : Mutual Sickness Insurance Traditions and Social Policy in England and the Netherlands, 1870-1950
Fernando Largo Jiménez : “Cooperate or Perish“. The Public Social Insurances in Spain and the Strategies of the Federation of Friendly Societies of Catalonia



Thursday 5 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
W-5 - LAB20 : Workers’ Education: Enlightenment, Education, and Empowerment
6CP/01/037 6 Collega Park/ School of Sociology
Networks: Education and Childhood , Labour , Social Inequality Chair: Fia Sundevall
Organizers: Jenny Jansson, Jonas SöderqvistDiscussant: Jane Kenway
Jenny Jansson : Portraying Organized Labor in Workers’ Education: a Comparison of Self-images in German and Swedish Educational Material
Jan Kellershohn : Vocational Retraining and De-industrialisation. Trade Unions, Lifelong Learning and Workers’ Subjectification in Germany during the 1960s
Elena Musiani : Popular Education and Vocational Training in Italy in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: a Comparative Analysis
Jonas Söderqvist : Social Mobility or Class Formation? Goals and Ambitions among the Students at Brunnsvik Folk College, Sweden 1906-­1920


ZA-5 - SOC03 : Comparative Perspectives on Poor Relief in European Rural Societies 1700 - 1830
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Networks: Rural , Social Inequality Chair: Esther Beeckaert
Organizer: Nick Van den BroeckDiscussant: Wouter Ryckbosch
Thijs Lambrecht , Anne Winter : The Determinants of Poor Relief in Early Modern Rural Societies: Western Flanders C. 1700
Luciano Maffi , Giovanni Gregorini & Marco Rochini : Poor Relief Systems in Northern Italy Rural Societies in the 18th Century.
Julie Marfany , Montserrat Carbonell-Esteller & Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora : Migration and the Household Economy of the Poor in Catalonia, 1762-1803
Nick Van den Broeck , Giovanni Gregorini & Marco Rochini : Between Regions and Localities: Framing and Explaining Micro-Variations in Rural Poor Relief Practices in the Southern Low Countries (1750-1830)


ZC-5 - LAT01 : Historical Perspectives on Income Distribution in Latin America
PFC/03/028 Sir Peter Froggatt Centre
Networks: Latin America , Social Inequality Chairs: -
Organizer: Paul SegalDiscussants: -
Ingrid Bleynat , Paul Segal : Factor Endowments and the Politics of Income Distribution in Argentina
Isabel Estevez : Examining the Relationship between De-industrialization and Income Inequality in Latin America
Hector Gutierrez Rufrancos , Cecilia Lanata Briones : Latin American Income Inequality in Household Budget Surveys, 1910-1970
Fernando Augusto Mansor de Mattos : The Debate on The Distribution of Income Through the Process of Economic Development in Brazil
Graciela Márquez Colín : Taxation and Inequality. A History of Inheritance Taxes in Mexico, 1821-2018



Thursday 5 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
B-6 - SPE02 : The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century, by Walter Scheidel
LAN/OG/074 Lanyon Building
Networks: Antiquity , Economic History , Social Inequality , World History Chair: Anne Mccants
Organizer: Neville MorleyDiscussants: Guido Alfani, Lucy Grig, Willem Jongman, Brooks Kaiser, Geoffrey Kron, Wouter Ryckbosch, Walter Scheidel


E-6 - MID06 : Certifying Inequalities in Late Medieval Europe. England, Italy and France in Comparative Perspective
MAP/OG/005 Maths and Physics
Networks: Middle Ages , Social Inequality Chair: Massimo Vallerani
Organizer: Marta GravelaDiscussant: Massimo Vallerani
James Davis : Social Stratification in the Streets and Markets of Medieval English Towns
Ian Forrest : Inequality and Trustworthiness in Late Medieval England
Marta Gravela : Unequal Citizenship. The Fiscal Assessment of Inequalities in Late Medieval Italy
Clément Lenoble : Microcredit and Inequalities in the Middle Ages


V-6 - LAB04b : Roundtable: Domestic Service and Regulation in Colonial Societies
6CP/01/035 6 College park, School of Sociology
Networks: Family and Demography , Labour , Social Inequality Chair: Raffaella Sarti
Organizer: Nitin VarmaDiscussants: Alan Granadino, Victoria Haskins, Raffaella Sarti, Samita Sen


ZA-6 - SOC07 : Nomadic Livelihoods: Norms and Practices of Labour, Peddling, and Mobility in Pre-Industrial Nordic Societies
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Networks: Labour , Social Inequality Chair: Matias Kaihovirta
Organizer: Hanna LindbergDiscussant: Ariadne Schmidt
Theresa Johnsson : Our Not So Peaceful Society: Compulsory Service and Vagrancy in Sweden during the 1830s
Hanna Lindberg , Jutta Ahlbeck : Trading with Strangers. Roma and Karelian Peddlers and the Regulation of Peddling in Nineteenth-Century Finland
Hanne Østhus : Forced into Farm Service? Compulsory Service in Norway in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Vilhelm Vilhelmsson : The Survival Tactics of Vagrants and Daylabourers in 19th Century Rural Iceland



Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
Y-7 - SOC12 : The Concept of the Welfare State and the Mixed Economy of Welfare ca 1930--1980
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Thomas M. Adams
Organizer: Nils EdlingDiscussant: Julia Moses
Nils Edling : The Four Different Welfare States of the Interwar Years
Irene Hardill , Georgina Brewis : Voluntary Action and the State: Debates within England’s Voluntary Organisations in the 1940s
Klaus Petersen , Pauli Kettunen : Welfare State Conceptualizations and the Cold War
Dan Wincott , Paul Chaney : When was the Welfare State? Voluntarism, the State and Welfare Policy, 1945-1980: a Case-Study of Wales


ZA-7 - SOC08 : Regulating the Labouring Poor: Discourses and Practices of Inclusion and Exclusion in 18th and 19th Century Europe
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Networks: Labour , Social Inequality Chair: Nick Van den Broeck
Organizers: Marjolein Schepers, Linn SprossDiscussant: Thijs Lambrecht
Nik Ribianszky : “‘Tell Them that My Dayly Thoughts are with Them as Though I was Amidst Them All’: Friendship among Free People of Color in Natchez, Mississippi, 1779-1870”
Olga Salamatova : Current Charity: Financial Activities of Prikaz Obshchestvennogo Prizrenia (the Social Welfare Board) and Economic Interests of Estate and Socio-Professional Groups in Arkhangelsk Gubernia in the Era of Great Reforms, 1860s-1870s
Marjolein Schepers : The Problematization of Poor Migrants: Discourses Versus Quantitative Data at the Borders of Eighteenth-Century Flanders and France
Linn Spross : The Dangers of a Free Labour Market – Poor-Relief, Mobility and Regulations in Sweden during the 19th Century
Carolina Uppenberg : Gender at Work: Servants and Free Labour in 18th and 19th Century Sweden



Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
C-8 - RUR14 : Growth and Inequality. Explaining Unequal Growth Paths in European Pre-Industrial Societies (Late Middle Ages - 19th Century)
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Rural , Social Inequality Chair: Erik Thoen
Organizer: Davide CristoferiDiscussant: Tim Soens
Ana Avino de Pablo : Inequality and the Evolution of the Land Market(s) within Peasant Societies. An Aspect of the Relations between Economic Growth and Inequality in Late Medieval England (14th-16th c.)
Esther Beeckaert , Eric Vanhoute : Access to Land and Regional Inequalities in Belgium, ca. 1800-1850
Pinar Ceylan : Regional Variations in the Sixteenth Century Western Anatolia
Davide Cristoferi : Inequalities and Growth in the Late Medieval Mezzadria Tuscany (15th-early 16th c.): First Results from an Ongoing Research


Y-8 - SOC23 : Unwed Motherhood in 18th- and 19th-century History. Contextualizing Pauper and Female Agency
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Manon van der Heijden
Organizers: Ariadne Schmidt, Griet VermeeschDiscussant: Manon van der Heijden
Loraine Chappuis : Unwed Mothers and their Illegitimate Child in 18th Century Geneva
Ariadne Schmidt , Sanne Muurling & Jeanette Kamp : Unwed Mothers, Urban Institutions and Female Agency in Northern and Southern European Towns
Griet Vermeesch : Contextualising Pauper Agency. Unwed Motherhood in Eighteenth-Century Antwerp
Marian Weevers : Unwed Mothers in the State Labour Institution the Netherlands, Late 19th Century



Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
ZA-9 - SOC10a : The Co-Constitution of Public and Private Actors (I): Building the Field of Social Protection in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Fabio Giomi
Organizers: Fabio Giomi, Célia Keren, Morgane LabbéDiscussant: Morgane Labbé
Efi Avdela : “Hand in Hand for the Welfare of Others?”. Voluntary Associations and the State in Twentieth–Century Greece
Axelle Brodiez-Dolino : The Contemporary Extension of the Field of Social Aid: a Public-Private Interaction (France, 1980s-2010s)
Joelle Droux : A Quintessential Mixed Economy? Enduring Boundaries of Private and Public Collaboration in Swiss Child Welfare (1910-1970)
Gizem Sivri : Women Prisons and Prisoners in the Late Ottoman Empire



Friday 6 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Y-10 - SOC25 : Economic and Wealth Inequalities in the Long Run
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Network: Social Inequality Chair: David Green
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Elizaveta Blagodeteleva , Olga Pavlenko : Income Inequality, Tax Collection, and Tax Evasion in Times of War and Revolution: a Case Study of Moscow
Michael Buchner : Income and Wealth Inequality in 18th Century South-Western Germany
Petri Roikonen , Sakari Heikkinen : Shocks, Growth and Social Classes. Income and Wealth Inequality in Finland, 1920–1966.
Peter Turchin : Inequality in Recent Times


ZA-10 - SOC10b : The Co-Constitution of Public and Private Actors (II): Building the Transnational Field of Welfare in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Morgane Labbé
Organizers: Fabio Giomi, Célia Keren, Morgane LabbéDiscussant: Fabio Giomi
Linda Guerry : Transnational Mobilizations for a Social Approach to Migration. The Case of the International Migration Service (1921-1939)
Célia Keren : Is a Transnational Social Welfare Programme Possible? The Evacuation of Spanish Children to France, the International Working-Class Movement and the Spanish Republic (1936-1939)
Catherine Maurer : The Co-Constitution of Public and Private Actors: Building the Transnational Field of Social Protection in German and French Cities at the End of the 19th Century
Judith Rainhorn : From the « Social Settlement » to the Public Labor Administration: Dr. Alice Hamilton, a Female Pathway through the American Welfare State under Construction (1889-1935)



Friday 6 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
ZA-11 - SOC13a : Women in Changing Labour Markets I
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Tim Riswick
Organizers: Tymofii Brik, Marco H.D. van LeeuwenDiscussants: -
Tymofii Brik : Women’s Labor Force Participation the Netherlands during Socio-Economic Modernization.
Joyce Burnette : Why we Should not Measure Female Labor Force Participation Before the Twentieth Century
Sarah Carmichael , Selin Dilli & Auke Rijpma : Women's Work and the Globalisation Process: Structural Change, Institutions, and Culture.



Friday 6 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
ZA-12 - SOC13b : Women in Changing Labour Markets II
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Tim Riswick
Organizer: Marco H.D. van LeeuwenDiscussants: -
Constance Hsiung : Occupational Mobility and Gender Composition in the U.S., 1971-2009
Nigel Kragten , Marco van Leeuwen & Ineke Maas : Women’s Occupational Status in a Modernizing Society: the Effect of Selective Labour Force Participation in Sweden, 1800-1900
Faustine Perrin , Mickael Benaim : Regional Patterns of Economic Development. A Typology of French Departments during the Industrialization



Saturday 7 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
Y-13 - SOC24 : Land, Housing, Property and Inheritance: Inequalities in the 19th and 20th Centuries
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Jeroen Touwen
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Mazhar Abbas : Role and Influence of Landed Aristocrats in the General Elections in Pakistan
Martin Dackling : In Search of Fairness: Transformation of Inheritance Rules in Scandinavia, 1800-2000
Sinikka Okkola : Senior Housing – a Case Study of Socio-Economic Inequality in St. John`s, Newfoundland, Canada 1991 to 2011
Kjartan Emil Sigurðsson : The Icelandic "Million Homes Program". Housing and Social Corporativist Agreements 1964-65


ZA-13 - SOC16 : Business Interests and the Development of the Modern Welfare State
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Networks: Economic History , Politics, Citizenship, and Nations , Social Inequality Chairs: -
Organizers: Pierre Eichenberger, Dennie Oude NijhuisDiscussant: Nils Edling
Pierre Eichenberger : No Monster Like the Beveridge Plan: Employers and the Shaping of the Welfare Mix in Switzerland
Susanna Fellman : Private or Public? Employer Attitudes and Strategies towards Welfare Reforms in Finland in the 1950s and 60s
Dennie Oude Nijhuis : Business Interests and the Development of the Dutch Welfare State
Thomas Paster : Business Interests and the Development of the German Welfare State



Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
Y-14 - SOC17 : Social Stratification and Mobility
11UQ/01/010 University Square
Networks: Labour , Social Inequality Chair: David Kilgannon
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Raluca Botos : Education as a Vehicle for Social Mobility in 19th Century in Transylvania a Comparative View on Romanians and Hungarians in the Gurghiu Valley.
Sudhi Mandloi : Social Inequality, Stratification and the Hindu Social Order: the Socio-Cultural Mobility among the Mahar Community
Wouter Marchand , Winnie van Dijk, John Eric Humphries : The Multi-Generational Returns to Higher Education. The Case of Higher-Education Scholarships in the Netherlands in the 20th Century
Anne Mccants , Dan Seligson : Polygamy, Social Institutions and Long Run Economic Growth
Ulla Rosén : Marital Status, Gender and Class.



Saturday 7 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
ZA-15 - SOC18 : Welfare Institutions
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Network: Social Inequality Chair: Peter Gray
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Thomas M. Adams : 18th Century Bienfaisance and 16th Century Benefaciendum
Ingrid de Zwarte : Fighting Vulnerability: Child Feeding Initiatives during the Dutch Hunger Winter, 1944-45
Carole Holohan : Understanding Poverty in the Republic of Ireland: the Influence of the Second Vatican Council.
Henk Looijesteijn , Marco H,D. van Leeuwen : Pinnacles of Welfare. Dutch Almshouses and the Heritage of a Voluntarist Welfare System 1400-2000.