This ESF-funded conference will be organized by the Oxford Roman Economy Project and will take place in Oxford, from 8-11 November, 2012. Focus will be on urban economic life in Europe and the Mediterranean from the emergence of Greece and Rome in the first millennium BCE up to the eve of the industrial revolution in the eighteenth century. It will bring together a group of leading scholars from a wide range of national and academic backgrounds and aims to be the starting point for interdisciplinary, Europe-wide collaboration that will foster comparative approaches to urban economic life in preindustrial societies.
The conference will consist of four sessions, focusing on respectively, Urban economies through the ages, Economic life and urban space, Guilds and Professional Associations, and Family, gender and the economy.
Confirmed speakers include:
Jan Dumolyn (Belgium, Ghent University), Peter Stabel (Belgium, Antwerp University), Maya Shatzmiller (Canada, University of Western Ontario), Anne Montenach (France, Université de Aix-en-Provence), Dominique Margairaz (France, Université de Paris), Nicolas Tran (France, Université de Poitiers), Fanny Bessard (France, Institut Français du Proche-Orient), Maarten Prak (The Netherlands, University of Utrecht), Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (The Netherlands, Institute for Social History), Onur Yildirim (Turkey, Middle East Technical University), Miko Flohr (UK, University of Oxford), Andrew Wilson (UK, University of Oxford), Jeremy Goldberg (UK, University of York), and Cameron Hawkins (USA, University of Chicago).