Thursday, April 7, 2011

States and Economic Crises, University of Reading, 6th May, 2011

Source: Alice Larter and University of Reading.
The Centre for Institutional Performance, the Research Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations, at the University of Reading are pleased to announce a one-day joint workshop on States and Economic Crises.
6th May, 2011
Room 2S12, URS Building, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading. Admission free.
If you would like to attend, please book a place by emailing Ken Dark at:

All contents provisional

10.00-10.30 Ken Dark (Reading), Introduction: Exploring interdisciplinary perspectives to transhistorical problems
10.30-11.00 George Tridimas (Ulster), When is it rational to give up rationality? Appointment to office by lot in Ancient Athens
11.00-11.30 Tea
11.30-12.00 Richard Alston (London), A crisis without solution? Modelling the economics of the Roman revolution
12.00-12.30 John Bintliff (Leiden), Poverty, prosperity and sustainability in the Late Antique Mediterranean
12.30-1.00 Discussion
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-2.30 Title to be announced by Peter Sarris (Cambridge)
2.30-3.00 Tea
3.00-3.30 Alexander Mihailov (Reading), The Grand Experiment of Communism: Discovering the Trade-off between Equality and Efficiency
3.30-4.00 Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel, London), How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crisis
4.00-4.30 Discussion and end