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Sound Toll Registers Online conference, Leipzig, 26-28 October

Transport statistics in pre- and early industrial economic history: The challenges and opportunities of Sound Toll Registers Online
International Conference, 26-28 October 2016, Leipzig

Contact details of the applicant:
Dr. Werner Scheltjens
Asstistant Professor (Akademischer Assistant)
Chair of Social and Economic History
University of Leipzig
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
T: +49 341 97 37 104

Theme of the conference:
Transport statistics in pre- and early industrial economic history: The challenges and opportunities of Sound Toll Registers Online

Area of Support:
History, Language and Culture

Conference venue:
University of Leipzig
Historisches Seminar
Chair of Social and Economic History
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
T: +49 341 97 37 100

Time schedule:
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 18.00 hrs – Friday 28 October 2016, 13.00 hrs

Read Scientific goals of the conference.

Conference programme

Wednesday 26.10.2016
18.00 – 19.30 hrs Prof. Dr. Michael North (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität, Greifswald, Germany), Keynote on ‘The History of the Baltic’ (preliminary title)
19.30 - Dinner
Thursday 27.10.2016
09.00 – 09.45 hrs Dr. Jan Willem Veluwenkamp (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), The electronic database of the Sound Toll Registers: current state and future potential (preliminary title)
09.45 – 10.00 hrs Coffee break
Section 1: 10.00 – 11.30 hrs: Theoretical and methodological issues
Discussant: Dr. Jan Willem Veluwenkamp
10.00 – 10.45 hrs Dr. Werner Scheltjens (Universität Leipzig, Germany) – Generating transport statistics based on pre- and early industrial shipping registers: a methodological outline using the example of the Sound Toll Registers Online (preliminary title)
10.45 – 11.30 hrs Prof. Dr. Markus A. Denzel (Universität Leipzig, Germany) – The role of transportation in pre- and early industrial commercial history: some theoretical considerations (preliminary title)
Section 2: 11.45 – 13.15 hrs: Regional patterns of integration through transport and trade
Discussant: Prof Dr. Gelina Harlaftis
11.45 – 12.30 hrs Dr. Magnus Ressel (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany) – Long-distance circular trade between Northern and Southern Europe
12.30 – 13.15 hrs Prof. Dr. Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) – The emergence of Finnish long-distance transport (1700-1850) (preliminary title)
13.15 – 14.45 hrs Lunch
Section 3: 15.00 – 17.15 hrs: STRO and the British industrial revolution
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Jari Ojala
15.00 – 15.45 hrs Prof. Dr. Peter Solar (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) – Reassessing the British industrial revolution using STRO (preliminary title)
15.45 – 16.30 hrs Dr. Klas Rönnback (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Dimitrios Theodoridis MA (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) – „Ghost acreage“ calculations based on STRO and their contribution to the Great Divergence-Debate (preliminary title)
16.30 – 17.15 hrs Dr. Arne Solli (University of Bergen, Norway) –Hemp and Flax exports from the Baltic and their role in the British industrial revolution (preliminary title)
Roundtable discussion
17.15 – 18.00 hrs Prof. Dr. Markus A. Denzel & Dr. Werner Scheltjens, The aims and purposes of a scientific committee for promoting STRO-based research.
19.00 - Dinner
Friday 28 October 2016

Section 4: 09.30 – 11.45 hrs: STRO and historical database projects: common issues, shared opportunities (1)
Discussant: Dr. Werner Scheltjens
09.30 – 10.15 hrs Prof. Dr. Gelina Harlaftis (Ionian University, Greece) – Greek shipping statistics and the Sound Toll Registers Online: A comparative analysis of issues and chances of ‘manipulating’ historical maritime data sets (preliminary title)
10.15 – 11.00 hrs Prof. Dr. Guillaume Daudin (Université Dauphine, France) – The contribution of STRO to the database of French external trade statistics (1716-1821) (preliminary title)
11.00 – 11.45 hrs Dr. Peter Rauscher (Universität Wien, Austria) & Mag. Andrea Serles (Universität Wien, Austria) – The Donau Shipping Registers and STRO: a comparative analysis of opportunities and challenges of electronic data manipulation (preliminary title)
11.45 – 12.00 hrs Short coffee break
Closing discussion  
12.00 – 12.45 hrs Dr. Werner Scheltjens