Workshop 'Asset Management of Households in Europe, 1300-1800'

Program

 

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 

ARRIVAL, REGISTRATION AND DINER

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 

9.00 am

INTRODUCTION

 

Welcome by Tine De Moor

(Utrecht University)

9.10 am

SESSION 1

(Chair: Maarten Prak; Comments: Jacob Weisdorf)

> Presentation 

Jane Humphries (Oxford University)

Historians and the household

 

> Abstract

> Paper

> Presentation

Tine De Moor and Jaco Zuijderduijn (Utrecht University)

Squeezing the budget: households, life cycles and investment strategies in 16th century Holland

10.30 am Coffee Break  
10.45 am 

SESSION 2

(Chair: Tine De Moor; Comments: Jaco Zuijderduijn)

> Abstract 

> Paper

> Presentation

Johannes Bracht (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

Bequest motivation, investments and old-age pocketmoney – but no life-cycle-strategies. Saving in a 19th century northwestern German municipality

> Abstract

> Paper

> Presentation

Dan Bäcklund and Kristina Lilja (University of Uppsala)

To navigate the family economy during a lifetime

 

12.15 am

LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION

Posters by students research seminar 'Keeping it in The Family?'

1.45 pm

SESSION 3

(Chair: Jaco Zuijderduijn; Comments: Jessica Dijkman)

> Abstract

> Paper

> Presentation

Heidi Deneweth and Wouter Rykbosch (Utrecht University and University of Antwerp)

The Wealth and Poverty of Households. A micro perspective on living standards in the early modern Netherlands

> Abstract

> Paper

> Presentation

Thijs Lambrecht (University of Ghent)

Contrasting experiences: remittances and the household economy in eighteenth-century rural Europe

3.15 pm Coffee break   
3.30 pm

SESSION 4

(Chair: Annemarie Bouman; Comments: Jane Humphries)

> Abstract

> Paper

> Presentation

Nicolas De Vijlder (University of Ghent)

The rural land market in the Duchy of Brabant, fifteenth to sixteenth centuries

4.15 pm CONCLUSIONS & GENERAL DISCUSSION
 

Conclusions, general discussion and closing by Jaco Zuijderduijn and Tine De Moor

(Utrecht University)

5.15 pm DRINKS

 

 

 Practical details

 

  • Xavier Soldevila unfortunately will not be present at the workshop, due to other obligations. His paper however is available online here.
  • The costs of meals, travel and accommodation costs of invited participants will be fully covered. Hotel rooms will be booked by the organisation (details will follow later). Travel tickets need to booked by the participants (economy class in case of flying; first class is permitted in case of transport by train). Please keep all your tickets for reimbursement.
  • Other participants can join the meeting free of costs. Please notify Jaco Zuijderduijn (c.j.zuijderduijn@uu.nl) before the 10th of January if you wish to join the meeting.
  • The workshop will take place at the seminar room of the Research Institute for History and Culture (Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, room 0.06). Directions can be found here.

Funding

 

  • This workshop is made possible by funding from the European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement n° 240928) as part of the project "United we stand". The dynamics and consequences of institutions for collective action in pre-industrial Europe. Further information about this project can be found here.