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Penn Economic History Forum

Financing Urban Poor Relief in Early Modern Scotland
Margo Todd, University of Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2020 at | College Hall 209

Please see the paper here.

Annenberg Seminar in History

The Remnants of Race: Anti-Racist Science and Economic Development in the Global South
SEBASTIÁN GIL-RIAÑO, Assistant Professor, History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2020 at | College Hall 209

Please access the paper here.


Sebastián Gíl-Riaño is Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University…