Duke Summer Institute on the History of Economics

by on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Books, Economics, Education, History, Uncategorized | Permalink

From my inbox, from Bruce Caldwell:

The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University will be hosting another Summer Institute on the History of Economics this summer, May 29-June 17. The three week program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is designed primarily for faculty members in economics, other social sciences, and the humanities, though three of the twenty-five slots are reserved for graduate students. Participants will be competitively selected and successful applicants will receive a $2700 stipend for attending, out of which they will pay for their own room and board. Our line-up of discussion leaders is quite impressive, and includes Maria Pia Paganelli, Nicholas Phillipson (author of Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life), Bart Wilson, Duncan Foley, Tim Leonard, Angus Burgin, Eddie Nik-Khah, and Steve Medema. The deadline for applying is March 1. A special bonus for those who attend: the History of Economics Society meetings will be held at Duke from June 17-20. Attendees who wish to do so can stay over for the HES meetings. 

More information on the Summer Institute is available at our website, 

1 John Thacker January 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Duke has a very good collection of History of Economics books and manuscripts in their Rare Book and Manuscript collection. When I was an undergrad I made sure to check out the 1776 first edition of the Wealth of Nations, for example. (The back page had a nice “Also by this publisher: Hume, David, “An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.”) Pretty easy to read, even with all the long medial s’s (ſ).

2 John Thacker January 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Apparently now, sadly, it takes two business days to have the 1776 first edition delivered to the Rubenstein library for reading. 20 years ago I could just wander into the Rare Book Room and read it. (Not leave with it, of course.)

3 Ray Lopez January 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm

The “of course” in your comment explains the “sadly”, from a Straussian perspective. Precisely because rare manuscript libraries were catering to gentlemen like you is why non-gentlemen thieves made off with said manuscripts. In essence, not that I blame you, people like you is why there was theft of precious manuscripts.

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