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GSU Spring Conference

on Global and Economic History

Connecting Local and Global Economic Histories 

Sponsored by:

Georgia State University

Global Studies Institute, GSU

Asian Studies Center, GSU

Young Scholars Initiative (Institute for New Economic Thinking)

Time and Place

Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, 2019

 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, April 13th

Registration and Keynote Address (Classroom South, 4th Floor Lobby):

8:00-9:00am: Registration and Coffee (Classroom South, 4th Floor/Lobby)

9:00-9:10am: Welcome from Georgia State University and Practical Matters (Mr. Jeremy Land), and Introduction of Keynote Speaker (by Dr. Ghulam Nadri) – Classroom South, Room 407

9:10am-10:30am: Keynote Address: Globalization in History: Perspective from an Economic Historian

Şevket Pamuk, Professor of Economics and Economic History, Bogaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Turkey


Coffee Break

Concurrent Sessions


Location: Classroom South 407 Location: Classroom South 409
Session A: Connecting the Local and the Global Session B: Labor, Globalization, and Monetary Policy
Chair: Heather Welch (Georgia State University) Chair: Charles Hankla (Georgia State University)
Lashonda Slaughter (Georgia State University): “The Forgotten Witch: A Look at Male Witch Prosecutions in Early Modern Europe”

Discussant: Evan Wallace (University of Central Florida)

Simon Mollan (University of York): “Hyperscale: Oligopoly, Financialization, and the Strategies of Bigger Businesses”

Discussant: Charles Hankla (Georgia State University)

Thomas Storrs (University of North Carolina, Greensboro): “Gate City B&L, the Great Depression, and HOLC”

Discussant: Paul Custer (Lenoir-Rhyne University)

Alba Roldan (University of Barcelona): “Why Was Europe’s Southern Periphery not Capable of Being or Staying in the Gold Standard? The Case of Spain”

Discussant: Rodrigo Dominguez (University of Minho)

Michael Haupert and Lisa Giddings (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse): “There’s a Girl on the Field, but Who’s in the Stands? The Demand for Professional Women’s Baseball”

Discussant: Jari Eloranta (University of Helsinki)

Mark Hup (University of California, Irvine) “Forced Labor and State Capacity: The Case of Colonial Indonesia, 1880-1920”

Discussant: Ian Fletcher (Georgia State University)



Lunch (Classroom South 4th floor)

Concurrent Sessions


Location: Classroom South 407 Location: Classroom South 409
Session C: New Approaches to Imperial History Session D: New Methodologies in Economic History
Chair: Ghulam Nadri (Georgia State University) Chair: Seung Woo Kim (Graduate Institute of Geneva)
Kostadis Papaioannou (Lund University): “The Horns of a Dilemma in Colonial Policies: Health, Rice and Living Standards in the Malay Peninsula”

Discussant: Chris Nierstrasz (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Evan Wallace (University of Central Florida): “Kievan Rus’ Political Folkways: Bifurcations of Subordinate Political Influences in a Global Perspective”

Discussant: Jeremy Land (Georgia State University)

Gordon Holmes (Mongolia International University): “Managing Britain’s Imperial Economy: Growth in Statistical Information from the Creation of the Board of Trade in 1697 to the Colonial Blue Books of the 1830s”

Discussant: Suzanne Litrell (Georgia State University)

John Lovett (Texas Christian University): “The Right Type of Iron Ore and an Abundance of Shallow Coal: Why England was the First to Industrialize”

Discussant: Peter Meyer (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Pavel Osinsky (Appalachian State University): “The Nomadic Empires of the Inner Asia”

Discussant: Dariga Abilova (Georgia State University)

Peter B. Meyer (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics): “The Great Aviation Patent Spike of 1910”

Discussant: Thomas Storrs (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)



Coffee Break (Classroom South 4th floor)

Concurrent Sessions


Location: Classroom South 407 Location: Classroom South 409
Session E: Wars, Border, and the Economy Session F: New Gendered Analyses of Economies and Societies
Chair: Ian Fletcher (Georgia State University) Chair: Suzanne Litrel (Georgia State University)
Benjamin Sawyer (Middle Tennessee State University): “Carl Marks vs. the Soviet Union: Prerevolutionary Russian Bonds and the Pursuit of Repayment after World War II”

Discussant: Dariga Abilova (Georgia State University)

Jari Eloranta (University of Helsinki) and Judkin Browning (Appalachian State University): “Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight? Re-examination of Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War”

Discussant: Art Carden (Samford University)

Andreas Ferrar, Sascha O. Becker, Eric Melander (University of Warwick) and Luigi Pascali (UPF): “Wars, Local Political Institutions, and Fiscal Capacity: Evidence from Six Centuries of German History”

Discussant: Jeremy Land (Georgia State University)

Zachary Bleemer (University of California, Berkeley) “Gendered Evaluation: Student Outcomes and Long-Run Persistence”

Discussant: Leonard A. Carlson (Emory University)

Johnny Fulfer (University of South Florida): “The Gold Bugs Go Global: International Financial Advisers and the ‘Authority’ of Neoclassical Economics after the Wars of 1898”

Discussant: Simon Mollan (University of York)

Alexander Persaud (Richmond University): “Matchmaking Gone Wrong: Quantifying Bias and Methods Using Non-Western Data”

Discussant: Jari Eloranta (University of Helsinki)



Dinner in Downtown Atlanta (RSVP with Jeremy Land)


Sunday, April 14th

8:30-9:00am: Registration and Coffee (Classroom South 4th floor)



Location: Classroom South 409
Session G: Global Trade and Industrialization
Chair: Rodrigo Dominguez (University of Minho)
Murari Kumar Jha (Nalanda University, Harvard University): “Local Commodity in the Global Network of Trade: Bihar Saltpeter in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”

Discussant: Ghulam Nadri (Georgia State University)

Eric Oakley (Kennesaw State University): “Boston: America’s First Pacific Port”

Discussant: James Fichter (University of Hong Kong)

John Lovett (Texas Christian University): “A Series of Unfortunate Events: How Political Borders Delayed the Development of Continental Europe’s ‘Fertile Crescent’ of Industry”

Discussant: Rodrigo Dominguez (University of Minho)



Coffee Break (Classroom South 4th floor)


Closing Plenary Session

Location: Langdale Hall 409
North America’s Long-Distance Maritime Trade: 18th-19th Centuries
Chair: Ghulam Nadri (Georgia State University)
James Fichter (University of Hong Kong): “Atlantic Markets and the Myth of East Indian Monopolies: The Overlapping Networks of American Transatlantic and East Indian Trade”
Chris Nierstrasz (Erasmus University Rotterdam): “’Dutch trade’: American and Dutch Interaction in Global Maritime Trade (1700-1820)”
Rodrigo Dominguez (University of Minho): “The Salt-Wheat Diplomacy: North American/U.S. Commercial Linkages with the Portuguese Atlantic Empire”
David Doran (Georgia State University): “Wharves to Waterfalls: Salem’s Maritime Trade with Asia & Early Industrialization: 1783–1820”
Jeremy Land (Georgia State University): “Trans-Imperial Maritime Trade of Colonial Boston, New York, and Philadelphia”


Conference ends.


Special Thanks To:

GSU History Department

Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Global Studies Institute of GSU

Asia Studies Center of GSU

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