PhD Candidate in Economic History
University of Caen Normandy – MRSH
University of Geneva – Paul Bairoch Economic History Institute
From Apple to Cotton : Normandy during the Globalization in the Eighteenth Century
After getting a Master’s Degree in Medieval and Modern History, I started my PhD in 2015 at the University of Caen-Normandy. My thesis contributes to the literature on the long-term development and consequences of various shocks on a regional economy. I have built several datasets on food riots, trade, industries, wages and prices. I have also been investigating the effects of the Eden-Treaty on the process of industrialization. In addition, I am contributing to the literature on the origins of the French Revolution and the debate on its economic consequences.
I am also a data enthusiast, and during the first years of my PhD, I developed, alongside the digital cluster of the University of Caen-Normandy, using xml format, a database on food riots during the Eighteenth century, which will be available soon. I am currently looking for collaboration to extend its historical content and create a European database on social conflicts during the early modern period.
During my visiting at the University of Chicago, under the supervision of Paul Cheney, I started in parallel to my dissertation a work on colonial history during the 18th century using archival documents and archeological data. I wrote an article on log books of Norman slave ships and with a cluster of archeologists and historians, I am working on a paper on the “auxiliary industries” of the Atlantic Trade. I am also very interested in the food provisions of the colonies.
Besides this, I started a project two years ago with Cédric Chambru focusing on wages and living standards in Normandy from the end of the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Together, we have built a new database on wages and prices to contribute to the debate on the Great Divergence in Europe by documenting the French case. We have also collected a new dataset for a demographic study.
Since September 2018, I have been working at the University of Geneva as a teaching assistant in economic history for Bachelors students.
• Modern History • Wages and Living Standards • European Economic History • Global History • Agricultural History • Slave Trade • Political Economy • Modern Archeology • Colonial History • Rural History • Geography and Cartography • Digital Studies
Jean-Marc Moriceau Professeur of Modern History University of Caen-Normandy - MRSH email : firstname.lastname@example.org // tel : +22.214.171.124.62.29 Michel Biard Professor of Modern History University of Rouen-Normandy email : email@example.com Paul Cheney Professor of European History and the College University of Chicago email : firstname.lastname@example.org // tel : +1 (773) 702-2631