Welcome to Queen's University Centre for Economic History
Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH) is an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen's University Belfast. It brings together faculty and graduate students working on the economic study of the past from across the university and elsewhere.
The Long Run Initiative
The Long Run Initiative (LRI) is a new not-for-profit forum founded to: (1) demonstrate the practical value of historical expertise to contemporary decision makers; (2) create dialogue between academics, businesses and government; and (3) provide an independent and international perspective on the challenges facing business and society. To find out more about the LRI, and to participate in the network's activities, visit the LRI's stand-alone website.
Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, History Counts aims to introduce A-level history students to economics-based approaches to studying history, and show them how quantitative historical data can be used to shine a light on historical debates. More information about the event, which will take place on 7 November, is available here.
An Economist's Guide
Matthias Blum and Chris Colvin's new edited volume is now available for sale in advance of release in November 2018. The book aims to introduce the field of economic history to economists. With 49 contributors and 50 chapters, it will showcase cutting-edge research and pedagogy from our field. Our book launch event will take place on 18 January 2019. More details about the book are available here.
QUCEH Seminar Schedule
Our seminar schedule for the first semester of 2018-2019 is now available here. As in previous years, we meet on Fridays at 1.30PM. Note, however, a change in venue: seminars now take place in the Lecture Theatre of Riddel Hall's Teaching Block.
QUCEH Research News