READING GROUP: William Clarence-Smith (SOAS), 'Manufacturing in the ‘Third World’, 1840s-1940s '

Political Economy and Culture in Global History Reading Group – Hilary Term 2021

9 February, 2-3pm GMT: Katherine Paugh (Oxford), Social reproduction and labour 

23 February, 5-6pm GMT: William Clarence-Smith (SOAS), Manufacturing in the ‘Third World’, 1840s-1940s 

9 March, 5-6pm GMT: Jeremy Adelman, Ecology and the commons 


Meetings will all be held on Zoom. Ahead of each meeting, we will circulate a short list of readings, and we ask that everyone who attends to read at least one of these in advance. If you would like to join the meetings, please email Juan Neves-Sarriegui ( and we will add you to the mailing list to receive readings and meeting links. 

Convenors: Juan Neves (Oxford), Andrew Edwards (Oxford), Peter Hill (Northumbria)