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How did organisations adapt to change in the 18th and 19th century: Lessons from the Bank of England Archives…

Industrialisation was not the only driver of change during the eighteenth century. Recent historiography has revealed more about the financial and organisational revolutions that helped to shape the British state and the country’s economic development. The Bank of England was … Continue reading

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A Page in the Life of Elizabeth Jeake: unfeigned love among mercantile matters

In the absence of her own writings and her virtual absence from the many pages of Samuel’s writings, Elizabeth’s life can only be reconstructed from the letters she left behind, both those she wrote and those she received. Click here … Continue reading

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Sharing skills: baking, curating, presenting and surviving a sharknado apocalypse!

Every year the University of Hertfordshire History department spend a weekend at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Staff and students from our undergrad and postgrad communities attend and some of our alumni come too. And this year we were especially … Continue reading

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Taking action against inequality in academia

In the past couple of weeks I have been at two events celebrating and promoting the careers of women academics. For International Women’s Day (8 March) the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire had a series of talks highlighting women researching women’s issues, a networking lunch and a workshop where we discussed the […]

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What do we look for in a prize-winning EHS New Researcher Paper?

Don’t skip the Friday afternoon of the Economic History Society Conference, that’s when the New Researchers Sessions are scheduled and it’s often the most interesting part of the weekend. Adding to the excitement is the tension in the air because … Continue reading

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