Spring Meeting of the Caltech Early Modern Group

Market and Institutions in the Early Modern Period

Friday May 22 2009


Both sessions will take place in Baxter 315.

Coffee and pastries 9-9:30

Morning session: 9:30-11:45


Jean Laurent Rosenthal (Caltech)

Empire and its Alternatives, chapters 1&7 of Political Economy and Growth in China and Europe since Tamerlane. (Co-Authored with R. Bin Wong)


Regina Grafe (Northwestern)

Power, Legitimacy and the Historical Territories chapter 2 of Distant Tyranny.


Lunch 12:30 : location patio in front of 315

Afternoon session 2:00-5:00


Greg O’Malley (UC Santa Cruz)

Networks in the Slave Trade in Colonial America

Florian Ploeckl (Yale)

The Zollverein and the Formation of a Customs Union

Dan Klerman (USC)

Legal Fictions in English Legal History


Dinner : West Room at The Athenaeum


Note: Philip Hoffman will be away in Chicago so he will not present his paper.