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Cambridge Lectures in Economic History - JEB143
Title in English: Cambridge Lectures in Economic History
Guaranteed by: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2017
Semester: summer
Points: 5
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:written
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 20 / unknown (20)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Ing. Antonie Doležalová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. PhDr. Mgr. Ing. Antonie Doležalová, Ph.D.
Last update: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Ing. Antonie Doležalová, Ph.D. (21.11.2017)
This unique course is based on cooperation between IES FSS and Robinson College, University of Cambridge. It offers both the inquiry into the newest thematic and methodological development of economic and social history and the teaching practice as is used at University of Cambridge.
The course is organized in five blocks in the framework of which the various topics of economic and social history will be discussed according to the research field of the invited lecturers. The topics as well as the list of compulsory reading will be announced in advance during the introductory lecture.

Last update: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Ing. Antonie Doležalová, Ph.D. (19.02.2018)

Schedule of Classes:


1. block: Introduction, Methodological Inquiry; Distribution of the texts for both the lectures and the seminars; Ass.Prof. A.Doležalová

        Th 22/2/2018  12:30 - 13:50/ Room  314


2. block: Topic no. 1. Labor,  Standard of Living and Occupational Structure

8 teaching hours divided into two lectures and two seminars (20/3-22/3); Dr. A.L. Ericson, Faculty  of History, Robinson College, University of Cambridge

        Tu  20/3/2018    18:30-19:50/ Room 314   British Economic History and its focus on employment and wages

        We 21/3/2018    18:30 - 19:50/ Rom 109   The significance of occupational structure as a proxy for economic development

        Th 22/3/2018     12:30 - 13:50/ Room  314  +   17:00-18:20/ Room 109  Development of economic history and economics over the 20th century+ Defining labor with a close study of women’s paid and unpaid labor across early modern Europe.


3. block: Brainstorming, 2 teaching hours; Ass. Prof. A.Doležalová

        Th 29/3/2018  12:30 - 13:50/ Room  314

4. block: Topic no. 2: Women, Work, and the State

 8 teaching hours divided into two  lectures and two seminars (23/4-26/4); Dr.D.Thom, Faculty of History, Robinson College, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

        Tu  24/4/2018    18:30-19:50/ Room 314  Women in the First World War in Britain

        We 25/4/2018    18:30-19:50/ Rom 109   Women, work, and family in and after the Russian revolution

        Th 26/4/2018     12:30-13:50/ Room  314  +  17:00-18:20/ Room 109 What contribution do women workers make to the war effort and what effect does it have on their working lives + How far does the RR transform women’s lives in the SU 1917-1936


5. block: Brainstorming and final discussion, 4 teaching hours; Ass.Prof. A.Doležalová

         Th 10/5/2018  12:30 - 13:50/ Room  314

         Th 17/5/2018  12:30 - 13:50/ Room  314


Grading policy:

Total grade will depend on:

1) Activity and engagement in discussion during the lectures and seminars. The discussion will be based on compulsory reading (50% ). 

2) Two papers, 2000 words each (2x25%)

The minimal amount of points required to pass the subject: 69%


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