European Network for the Comparative History of Population Geography and Occupational Structure: Inaugural Meeting
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The Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 research programme, directed by Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Tony Wrigley and Amy Erickson, has two long term goals: (I) to reconstruct quantitatively, in as much detail as the surviving source material (and the funders) will allow, the occupational structure of the British economy from the late medieval period to the outbreak of the First World War (ii) to facilitate and promote similar work by scholars working on other countries and to undertake comparative work with them.
This meeting, which will take place as the British project approaches its fifteenth birthday (and the eighteenth anniversary of conception) is focussed on the second goal in a pan-European framework. The meeting will be the inaugural meeting of ENCHPOPGOS, the European Network for the Comparative History of Population Geography and Occupational Structure and brings together scholars from all over Europe who are or plan to work on similar projects and are committed to working in a commensurable and common framework over the period 1500-1914 to create datasets not merely of national occupational structures but scalable datasets at the local and regional levels.
This meeting will be the first of a series of meetings to be hosted by project partners in different parts of Europe. It will consist of two components. First, a two-day conference (25th and 26th September) with papers and discussion show-casing the full range of work on the Occupational Structure of Britain project with the explicit aim of providing information likely to be helpful to those currently initiating projects elsewhere. Second, a workshop (27th September) focussed on the PSTI coding scheme devised by E.A.Wrigley and implemented with the late Ros Davies.
Date: 25 - 27 September 2017
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