A recording of this year's Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History, delivered by Professor Emma Rothschild of Harvard University on 'The Atlantic in the Interior', is now available on the University podcasts page.
The lecture explores how a small town in the middle of France was affected in the eighteenth century by distant and Atlantic events - and in particular by influences from Spain and the Spanish Atlantic.
Emma Rothschild works on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly economic history and the history of economic thought. At Harvard University, she is Director of the Joint Center for History and Economics. Her recent publications include ‘Isolation and Economic Life in Eighteenth-Century France’ (American Historical Review, Oct. 2014), ‘The Archives of Universal History’ (Journal of World History, Sept. 2008), ‘A Horrible Tragedy in the French Atlantic’ (Past and Present, Aug. 2006), Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Harvard UP, 2001), and The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History (Princeton UP, 2011).
Recordings of many RAI lectures and talks can be found on the RAI's lecture recordings page.