Rethinking Inequality in Historical Perspective

22 05 2012

23 May 2012
This one-day workshop will take place at the University of Manchester and bring together historians, social scientists and practitioners concerned with the study and understanding of inequality broadly understood.

Places are limited, but if you would like to attend the workshop,
please email inequality@manchester.ac.uk
10am – Welcome and Introduction

Pedro Ramos Pinto, Patrick Joyce and William O’Reilly

10.15 – 11.45 – Panel 1: New Histories of Inequality

Ben Jackson (Oxford) Ideologies of equality and inequality in historical
perspective

Emily Robinson (Nottingham) History and Inequality: It’s the Way You
Tell It

Phillip Reick (Freie, Berlin) The Logic of Inequality in Working Class
Berlin in the Mid-1870s

11.45 – 12.00 – Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00 – Panel 2: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Manoela Boatca (Freie, Berlin) The Mark of the Non-Modern? Ascribed
Inequalities in the Global Age

Salvatore Morelli (Oxford) Economic Inequality and Macroeconomic
Shocks in Historical Perspective, 1911-2010

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch Break14.00 – 15.30 – Panel 3: State, Society and Inequality in Britain

Pat Thane (KCL) Age and Inequality in Modern Britain

Kate Bradley (Kent) Anti-social behaviour before the ASBO

Simon Szreter (Cambridge) Educational Provision and Inequality 1922-
2012

15.30 – 15.45 – Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.45 – Panel 4: What do we want from a History of
Inequality? Non-academic perspectives.

David Price, The Equalities Trust – Inequality in Britain Today

Alex Dunedin, The Ragged University – The Ragged Project
16.45 – 17.30 – Roundtable Discussion: mapping new questions for
research in inequality in Historical Perspective

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