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Economy and Society in the West and Beyond

Thursday 24 April 2014, 12.00PM to 6.00pm


  • Prof. Andrew Gamble (Cambridge)
  • Prof. Michael Keith (Oxford)
  • Dr. Emily Morris (UCL)
  • Dr. Werner Bonefeld (York)
  • Dr. Jon Howlett (York)

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, scholars have been rethinking their attitude to economics – not just its impact on our lives but the origins of the particular vision of economics that has come to dominate both the discipline and wider political and social debates.

This workshop brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences to consider questions in these areas. Building on the idea that to analyse the present crisis it is necessary to understand it sociologically, politically, and historically, the workshop will explore the theme of economy and society across different geographical settings, including China and Latin America, and different historical periods.

The aim is to encourage interdisciplinary discussion that will provide the starting point for future collaborations and projects.

Organiser: Dr Chris Renwick, Department of History, University of York

Economy and Society in the West and Beyond (PDF , 111kb)

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: Registration is free but places are limited. Please contact the workshop organiser to reserve a place.