Rural and Environmental History Group The mission of the Rural and Environmental History Group (RHI) is to offer temporal depth to societal debates and social theories on sustainable and equitable welfare development. Agenda Deindustrialization in East Africa: textile production in an era of globalization and colonization, c. 1830-1940 22 May 2018 - PhD defence Fedes van Rijn: Does certification improve hired labour conditions and wageworker conditions at banana plantations? 14 June 2018 - Seminar - Certification of banana plantations is widely used as a device for protecting and improving socio-economic conditions of wage labourers, including... Robert finger: Innovative insurance solutions: prospects and challenges for European agriculture 19 June 2018 - Seminar - Extreme weather events such as drought, heat waves and excess rainfall constitute an important and increasing source of risk for crop and livestock... International Students Summit (ISS) 27 September 2018 - Conference - Every BSc-student at Wageningen University is invited to apply for the position of student representative of Wageningen University to the 18th ISS... More Agenda Highlights RHI receives Education Innovation Subsidy 2018 25 May 2018 - For the academic year 2018-2019 RHI has received a grant for an education innovation project for the course RHI-10506:... Vacancy Post-doc researcher 22 May 2018 - We are looking for a post-doc researcher in global economic and social history who will receive a free role in the research program of... Thirsk-Feinstein Prize won by Corinne Boter 17 April 2018 - Last Saturday it was announced that our former colleague Corinne Boter (now a postdoc at the Economic and Social History Group of... Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk receives ERC Consolidator Grant 4 December 2017 - The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros to former WUR-employee prof. dr. Elise van... “Van Winterprijs 2017” for Janny Bloembergen-Lukkes 9 November 2017 - Janny Bloembergen-Lukkes will receive the Professor van Winterprijs 2017 on November 9, 2017 for her book Paradoxale modernisering:... Cum Laude for thesis on colonial Uganda On Wednesday September 20, Michiel de Haas of the Rural and Environmental History group defended his thesis Rural livelihoods and agricultural... Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk appointed as special professor at RU Nijmegen As of 15 June 2017, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (RHI) has been appointed as special chair ‘Comparative History of Households, Gender and... Radio interview on Radio New Zealand National On 29 September Colin Khoury was interviewed by Radio New Zealand National. He talked about seed banks and crop diversity. KI (Jason) Papaioannou MSc 'Force of Nature' Climate Shocks, Food Crises and Conflict in Colonial Africa and Asia,1880-1960 PhD Defence Kostadis Papaioannou, 2 June 2017, 16:00 hrs Recent Publications Hoe krenterigheid en conservatisme voor trage VOC-schepen zorgden Zwart, Pim de (2017) Volkskrant, Volkskrant, 2017-12-04, Cor Speksnijder, https://s.vk.nl/s-a4543040/?_sp=99c33606-89e0-4f37-b215-cfe202b8aa40.1525163469809 The Age of Trade. The Manila Galleons and the Dawn of the Global Economy, written by Arturo Giraldez Zwart, P. de (2017) Journal of Early Modern History 21 (2017)1-2. - ISSN 1385-3783 - p. 140 - 142. A global comparison of pre-modern institutions for water management Dam, Petra J.E.M. van , Cruijningen, P.J. van (2017) Winwick : White Horse Press Ewout Frankema over de ongelijkheid in de wereld Frankema, Ewout (2017) Ewout Frankema over de ongelijkheid in de wereld , NOS Radio 1, Met het Oog Op Morgen, 2017-01-16, https://www.nporadio1.nl/nos-met-het-oog-op-morgen/onderwerpen/391369-ewout-frankema-over-de-ongelijkheid-in-de-wereld Ontdekking van Hispaniola Frankema, Ewout (2017) Ontdekking van Hispaniola, NPO Radio 1, Dit is de nacht, 2017-12-05, https://www.nporadio1.nl/dit-is-de-nacht/uitzendingen/518398-2017-12-05 More Publications Application self-funded PhD Section Economics RHI is part of the Section Economics History Courses Seminars Section Economics Economics Blog Challenging thoughts of Wageningen economists Latest publications Deindustrialization in East Africa: textile production in an era of globalization and colonization, c. 1830-1940 Frederick, Katharine (2018) University. Promotor(en): Ewout Frankema; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789463432405 - p. Colonialism, Institutional Change, and Shifts in Global Labour Relations Hofmeester, Karin , Zwart, P. de (2018) Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press (Work around the Globe: Historical Comparisons ) - ISBN 9789462984363 - p. Introduction: Colonialism, Institutional Change, and Shifts in Global Labour Relations Hofmeester, Karin , Zwart, P. de (2018) In: Colonialism, Institutional Change, and Shifts in Global Labour Relations / , Hofmeester, Karin, de Zwart, Pim. - Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press - ISBN 9789462984363 - p. 11 - 26. An Economic Rationale for the West African Scramble? The Commercial Transition and the Commodity Price Boom of 1835-1885 Frankema, E.H.P. , Williamson, J.G. , Woltjer, P.J. (2018) Journal of Economic History 78 (2018)1. - ISSN 0022-0507 - p. 231 - 267. Gender, ethnicity, and unequal opportunity in colonial Uganda: European influences, African realities, and the pitfalls of parish register data Haas, M.A. de , Frankema, E.H.P. (2018) Economic History Review (2018). - ISSN 0013-0117 - 30 p.