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    Meeting of the Caltech Early Modern Group

Reading and Breaking Contracts

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sessions will be take place in 110 Dabney Hall, Treasure Room


9:00-9:30        Coffee


9:30 AM         Kirsten Wandschneider, Associate Professor of Economics, Occidental College

"Landschaften as Credit Purveyors – The Example of East Prussia" Paper


10:45 AM       Oscar Gelderblom, Professor of Financial History, Utrecht University

“The 1613 Insurance Contract of the VOC” outline      Paper




12:15 PM        Lunch – East/West Room, Athenaeum



1:30 PM          Mark Dincecco, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

      “Is Africa Different? Historical Conflict and State Development” Paper


2:40 PM          Jared Rubin, Associate Professor, Chapman University

“The Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Partial Rule of Law” Paper


3:50 PM          Jessica Goldberg, Associate Professor, Department of History, UCLA

"Great Expectations?  The ChartEx Project and Strategies for Analysis of Medieval Notarial Cartularies." Background framing and public talk      ChartEX White Paper    ChartEX slides


Dinner             TBA