The HINDI research project (The Historical Dynamics of Industrialization in Northwestern Europe and China ca. 1800-2010: a Regional Interpretation) project is funded by the ERC Starting Grant scheme under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with dr. Bas van Leeuwen as the principal investigator. The project has started on 1 September 2015, and it will end up on 31 August 2020, with the International Institute of Social History (IISH) at Amsterdam and the University of Utrecht (UU) as the host institution. Read More


ANNOUNCEMENT: WORKSHOP ON LONG-RUN REGIONAL
INDUSTRIALIZATION (22 - 23 MARCH 2018, AMSTERDAM)

The HINDI research group, in collaboration with the the International Institute of Social History (IISH), will be organizing at Thu-Fri 22-23 March 2018 a workshop on the economic geography of long-run industrialization (approx. 1800 - 2010) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The aim of this workshop will be to bring together economists, economic historians, and historians with an academic interest in to both the quantitative long-run regional process of industrialization, as well as the empirical and political conclusions one can derive from it. Read More


ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW PUBLICATION ON THE CUSTOMS DUTIES IN THE QING DYNASTY (CA. 1644 - 1911) 

The history of customs duties reflects the development of the Qing fiscal system, especially in its transition from a rather traditional to a more modern economy. This new publication by prof. dr. Yuping Ni (Tsinghua University), part of the Quantitive Economic History Series of China edited by dr. Bas van Leeuwen, provides a brief introduction of each customs post’s transformation over time. Mainly based on official Qing archives, this book also includes data on each of these posts over the complete Qing dynasty. Read More