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- July 26-28, 2013
- Coping with Crisis Conference: Re-evaluating the role of crises in economic and social history
- Durham, Collingwood College, Durham University, United Kingdom
- The theme of crisis has been a ubiquitous analytical concept for historians from Marxist theories of structural change in society to anthropometric history. Different forms of crisis have been explored in nearly every strand of history, ranging from agrarian famines to epidemiological outbreaks, and from financial collapses to disasters precipitated by conflict and trade disputes.Coping with Crisis will bring together researchers exploring various forms of economic and social crises across traditional time periods to generate a greater understanding of the meaning and usefulness of the term crisis within history. Themes explored within the conference will include, though are not restricted to:- The historical concept and meaning of crisis- The transformative nature of crisis and its role in economic development- Contemporary perceptions, interpretations and responses to specific crises- The mechanisms of crises and the importance of exogenous or endogenous factors- The social, political and religious causes and consequences of economic crises[gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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