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From Habsburg Galicia to Cocoaland: History of Development and Polish Social Scientists from 1880s to 1960s

Dates:
  • Wed 01 Jun 2016 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2016-06-01 17:00 2016-06-01 19:00 Europe/Paris From Habsburg Galicia to Cocoaland: History of Development and Polish Social Scientists from 1880s to 1960s

HEC Colloquium Few historians have asked about 'development' as an idea unfolding within one specific historical space and representing three big socioeconomic regimes: capitalism, developing/post-colonial economy and socialism. Witnessing transformation of Poland from a supply hinterland of Western Europe (and a space of economic exploitation under Nazi rule), into a modernizing socialist nation-state, Polish economists studied these socio-economic systems comparatively and in a world perspective. But what is even more interesting, they also understood all three of them as overlapping and following each other in their own country's recent past and present. What lessons did Polish social scientists try to convey from this experience to the post-colonial world and how their contributions may change our understanding of history of international development?

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  Sala Belvedere

HEC Colloquium Few historians have asked about 'development' as an idea unfolding within one specific historical space and representing three big socioeconomic regimes: capitalism, developing/post-colonial economy and socialism. Witnessing transformation of Poland from a supply hinterland of Western Europe (and a space of economic exploitation under Nazi rule), into a modernizing socialist nation-state, Polish economists studied these socio-economic systems comparatively and in a world perspective. But what is even more interesting, they also understood all three of them as overlapping and following each other in their own country's recent past and present. What lessons did Polish social scientists try to convey from this experience to the post-colonial world and how their contributions may change our understanding of history of international development?


Location:
Sala Belvedere

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Prof. Laura Lee Downs
Corinna Ruth Unger

Contact:
Laura Borgese (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Malgorzata Mazurek (Columbia University)
 
 

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