Reconfiguring Divergence Problems, Methods, Possible Solutions
|Starts:||19:30 11 Apr 2014|
|Ends:||13:30 13 Apr 2014|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, University staff|
|Speaker:||Roy Bin Wong|
The international workshop “Reconfiguring Divergence: Problems, Methods, Solutions” is a collaborative venture of the Centre for Area Studies and the World History Cluster within the Department of History at the University of Manchester. It joins researchers from across the world who will address new questions, viewpoints and methodological issues relating to the ‘Great Divergence’ debate in the modern social and historical sciences. An overview on the current state of the art will be provided, as well as many new case studies for individual countries. It will become apparent that there are differing concepts and morphologies of inequality and divergence, as well as a strand of different narratives relating to the causes and consequences of the “Great Divergence” that need critical re-appraisal.
The workshop will be opened by a public lecture and keynote address by Professor Roy Bin Wong (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) on the topic of “Economic Convergence and the Persistence of Difference in the 19th Century”.
Roy Bin Wong
Role: Key note speaker
Organisation: Univ. of California
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Centre for Area Studies