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    Specialized Research Institutions
    Lists of Research Institutions
    Research Programs
    • American Enterprise The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is planning a new long-term exhibition that will explore a key area of the American experience—the history of business and innovation. 'American Enterprise' is the working title for the exhibition, which will trace the development of the United States from a largely dependent territory to the largest national economy in the world (1750s–2010s). The exhibition is scheduled to open in 2014. As part of the planning process, the museum’s curatorial team will be hosting an exploratory website to open the research and exhibition process to the public. Through regular blog posts readers will learn about research trips and the issues and artifacts that the team is considering. The museum is looking for interesting ideas about new artifacts to collect, topics to pursue, related personal experiences and to test ideas through surveys.
    • Amsterdams Centrum voor de studie van de Gouden Eeuw General information, research, activities.
    • Baltic Connections The Baltic Connections project is an international effort to uncover the archives of the common past of the countries around the Baltic Sea during the period 1450-1800.
    • Civil Services and Urban Communities Research project Civil Services and Urban Communities The Netherlands 1500-1800.
    • Commodities of Empire Project Joint research collaboration between the Open University's Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies and London Metropolitan University's Caribbean Studies Centre. General information, publications, events.
    • Economic History Initiative Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) started an initiative in economic history to make the CEPR the focal point for cliometric research in Europe. The aim of the Economic History Initiative is to facilitate interaction between quantitative economic historians and the rest of the economics profession in Europe.
    • Economy and Society of the Low Countries in the Pre-industrial Period This research program, sponsored by the N.W. Posthumus Institute, unites Dutch and Flemish historians studying the economy and society of the Low Countries before 1850. On the site: program and papers.
    • Entreprises françaises sous l'Occupation allemande (1940-1945) Activities, bibliography, publications.
    • EURINDIA EURINDIA is a 36 months project co-funded by the European Commission under the Economic Cross Cultural Programme. This project will focus specifically on the history of the economic relations (commercial, industrial, sea and land trade, etc.), in particular the history of map drawing and textile commerce from XVth century to present time.
    • Global Economic History Network (GEHN) The GEHN Network, the product of cooperation across 4 partner institutions (the London School of Economics, the University of California (Irvine & Los Angeles), Leiden and Osaka Universities), promotes research, teaching and co-operation in the innovatory and rising field of global economic history. Working Papers, Conferences, Journal.
    • Global Price and Income History Group (GPIH) A Research Team measuring Prices, Incomes, and Economic Wellbeing around the World before 1950.
    • Groningen Growth and Development Centre General information, list of publications and working papers (some downloadable).
    • Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche permanent sur l'Industrie et les Salariés de l'Automobile at the Université d'Evry-Val d'Essonne. Newsletter, Actes du GERPISA, book reviews, and bibliographies.
    • Histcom Banken Commission on the policies of the Creditanstalt-Bankverein, the Länderbank Wien and the Zentralsparkasse Wien during the period 1933 to 1946.
    • Indonesian Economic History Project This project at the International Ibnstitute of Social History, Amsterdam is a concerted effort of several researchers at different universities and research institutions. The aim of the project is to reconstruct the national accounts of Java (1815-1939) and of Indonesia (1900-2000) and to analyze the long-term evolution of the economy of Indonesia in this period. The reconstructed national accounts will serve as the prime source of information about the economy's development over time. This provides an analytical framework for a more thorough understanding of changes and discontinuities in the economic performance of Indonesia.
    • Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris LAMOP CNRS Université Paris.
    • Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900 Local, Regional, National and International Perspectives. A new research group supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Research carried out within this project will concentrate on the copper-based monies of Qing China, Tokugawa Japan, and late Choseon Korea. The focus is on the concrete conditions of coin production, starting from the mining and smelting of mint metals, their transport to the mints, to the casting of coins on the one hand, and on problems related to the functions and exchange rates of different means of payment, the structures of the financial systems as well as the cultural meanings of money on the other.
    • N.W. Posthumus Instituut (Groningen), the Netherlands Research Institute and Graduate School for Economic and Social History.
    • Network of European Economists Online NEEO NEEO is building on experiences gained with the Economists Online Project. It will promise to provide far more new content and new information services of value to the researcher.
    • Price History Group Department of History, University of Copenhagen. Research and sources for the history of prices and wages in Denmark 1660-1800.
    • Program in Early American Economy and Society PEAES In conjunction with its new Program in Early American Economy and Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia is augmenting, cataloguing, and conserving its collections related to economy and society-including the areas of commerce, business, banking, technology, and other fields - and is also compiling a regional survey of related scholarly resources.
    • Research Group Quantitative Economic History The Economic History group (and the Workshop in Quantitative Economic History) started in 1970. The workshop was one of the first history research groups in Belgium to focus on the reconstruction of quantitative data on the Belgian economy and to implement contemporary economic techniques to historical research.
    • Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Surveys examining the health and economic welfare of the Russian Federation.
    • StudieCentrum voor Onderneming en Beurs (SCOB) SCOB is a research centre at the University of Antwerp (UA) with unique historical archives.
    • Tensions of Europe. Technology and the Making of Europe This network has explored and defined ways to study transnational European history with a focus on the roles of technology as forces of change. In Phase 1, the networking phase, Tensions of Europe brought together a group of close to 200 scholars with shared interests from many disciplines and 17 countries. Phase 2 was the transition phase during which the Transition Committee formulated an Intellectual Agenda and participants formed collaborative research groups and programs. Tensions of Europe has now entered Phase 3, the research phase. Network scholars are pursuing their research and some will do so by taking part in the ESF EUROCORES Programme Inventing Europe.
    • The Price History Group, Department of History, University of Copenhagen
    • The Study of Capitalism The aim of this research program is to identify emerging approaches to political economy and to facilitate interdisciplinary thinking on this important topic among students and faculty at Harvard University.
    • The Study of Capitalism The aim of this research program is to identify emerging approaches to political economy and to facilitate interdisciplinary thinking on this important topic among students and faculty at Harvard University.
    • University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP) UTIP is a small research group concerned with measuring and explaining movements of inequality in wages and earnings and patterns of industrial change around the world.
    • Unternehmensgeschichte = Histoire des entreprises Depuis plusieurs années, l'histoire des entreprises connaît un important développement. En Suisse, plusieurs historiens ressentent la nécessité de regrouper les forces.
    • Urban Society in the Low Countries IUAP-Network - Urban Society in the Low Countries from the Late Middle Ages to the XVIth Century. Participants: Ghent University (UGent) - University of Antwerp (UA) - University of Leiden - Free University of Brussels (ULB) - Royal Library (KBR).



    Last updated 15 February 2011