Economic History as if People Mattered: A Workshop for Dr Francesca Carnevali

Wednesday 25 March 2015 (10:00-17:00)

On 25-26 March Birmingham’s History department is hosting a conference to mark the life and career of our much missed colleague, Francesca Carnevali.

Organised by her husband, Paolo di Martino and her close friends and colleagues, Andrew Popp and Peter Scott, the two-day event will explore Francesca’s varied historical interests. Francesca started work at Birmingham in the then Department of Economic and Social History in 1996. She was a much loved and vocal presence, always interested in the work and activities of her colleagues, and always giving a warm welcome to each new member of staff.

Her range of interests meant her intellectual networks spread all over the globe. She published widely on various aspects of business and financial history, forms of associational life, local and regional history and micro-history. She was a key figure in British and international business and economic history circle and was a committed champion of women’s history. She taught a range of courses and made an ideal editor of the second edition of 20th Century British history.

Our Centre for Modern British Studies would have learned much from her insights and her research, especially how Britain was always a nodal point in wider networks of exchange and interaction. The range of papers being presented over the two days are a testament to her contribution to the field and to what she would have brought to the Centre.

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