The 2018 Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History
‘The Atlantic in the Interior’
Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, Harvard University
Delivering the 2018 Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History, in 'The Atlantic in the Interior' Emma Rothschild will explore 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.
Professor 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).