Panel 3

Sessions held in English are listed below in English and Swedish sessions listed in Swedish.

Panel 3A - Klassamhället i Sverige, 1500-1900. ROOM A138.
Denna session – som är ett andra steg i arbetet på ett temanummer av tidskriften Arbetarhistoria – kommer att lyfta upp nya forskningsperspektiv på det svenska klassamhället och dess motsättningar från 1500 till 1900. Sessionen har till syfte att öppna för diskussion av det övergripande och syntetiserande slaget. När vi ställer samman nya rön om lönearbete på 1500-talet, de jordlösa på 1600-talet, tjänstefolk på 1700-talet och lösdriveri på 1800-talet, vilka nya insikter kan vi nå om svensk historia? Sessionen har också till syfte att lyfta och diskutera historiematerialistiska förklaringsmodeller. Marxismen har i historieforskningen idag en så svag ställning att den tenderar att inte ens komma upp till prövning; därför vore det ett bidrag att förutsättningslöst diskutera relevansen av historiematerialistiska förklaringar och modeller – relativt till andra teoribildningars – på svensk historia 1500-1900.

Session organiser: Erik Bengtsson, Lund University & Carolina Uppenberg, University of Gothenburg

Papers and participants
1. Martin Andersson, Södertörn University, ”Träldomens nedgång och tjänar-institutionens uppgång” Mats Hallenberg, Stockholm University, ”Bönder, jordlösa och staten på 1500- och 1600-talen” Jonas Lindström, Uppsala University, ”Proletarisering och social struktur”
2. Carolina Uppenberg, Gothenburg University, ”Tjänstefolk och husbönder på den tidigmoderna arbetsmarknaden”
3. Theresa Johnsson, Uppsala University, ”Arbetets reglering på 1800-talets arbetsmarknad”

Panel 3B - The Factory Censuses: data and applications II. ROOM A144.
The Factory Censuses (Fabriksberättelserna) are unique Swedish micro-level sources, containing annual reports on the universe of manufacturing establishments. They were collected by the Board of Commerce (Kommerskollegiet), starting in the 1740s, and in a largely uniform way throughout two centuries: factory name, owner, type of production, production volume, production value, number of workers of different categories, taxes or taxable annual revenues, and from 1863, specification of machinery and power sources (man, beast, water, steam, electricity).
In a joint effort, researchers from the Department of Economic History in Lund and the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm, is digitizing the Factory Censuses with the aim of creating a high quality database available for researchers. At this session, we will present the database under construction – so far, 1863–1914 – give account for its credits and limitations, present concerns and methods for data processing and linking, and show some early research applications.

Session organiser: Mats Olsson, Lund University

Papers and participants
1. Vinzent Ostermeyer (Lund University), "Bairoch at the Firm-Level – Firm Responses to Trade Protection in Sweden, 1873–1895"
2.
Björn Eriksson, "Effects of returnees from the emigration to America on entrepreneurship"
3. Per Pettersson Lidbom, "In the Shadow of the Factory. Craftsmen before and during the Industrial Breakthrough"
4. Tobias Karlsson and Johanne Arnfred, "In the Shadow of the Factory. Craftsmen before and during the Industrial Breakthrough"

Panel 3C - Aktuell reklamhistorisk forskning II. ROOM A156.
Det reklamhistoriska fältet i Sverige växer. Vid dessa två sessioner presenteras och diskuteras exempel på den pågående forskningen. Ytterligare bidrag som antingen behandlar reklam, marknadsföringsbranscherna (i bred bemärkelse) eller använder annonser som empiriskt material, välkomnas varmt.

Session organiser: Nikolas Glover, Uppsala University

Chair/Discussant: Elin Gardeström, Södertörn University

Papers and participants
1. Elin Åström Rudberg: “Sound and Loyal Business. The history of the Swedish advertising cartel 1915-1965”
2. Charlotte Nilsson: ”Mellan reklam och arbete. Postorderagenter under tidigt 1900-tal”
3. Nikolas Glover & Andreas Hellenes: "A ‘Swedish offensive’ at the world’s fairs: Advertising, social reformism and the roots of Swedish cultural diplomacy, 1935–1939"

Panel 3D - Labour, wages and the welfare state . ROOM B115.

Chairs: Jan Ottosson & Maths Isacsson, Uppsala University

Papers and participants
1. Maiju Wuokko, Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, & Elina Kuorelahti (University of Helsinki), “The strange non-death of Finnish corporatism”
2.
Laura Ekholm (University of Helsinki), "The home-based industrial work and the garment industry in the Swedish and Finnish business censuses"
3. Olle Jansson and Jan Ottosson, (Uppsala University), “Employment Transition Agreements and the Struggle over Redundancies in the Swedish Labour Market”

Panel 3F - Geography and Economic development: Historical Perspectives on the Growth of Cities and Regions II. ROOM B139
National economic development masks significant diversity in the trajectory of different geographical places. Recent research in economic history has highlighted the diverse experiences of different regions and cities over the path of economic development, and the distinct functions played by various places for national economic progress. This renewed interested in regions and geography has been accompanied by an increased availability of micro-regional data allowing researchers to address these questions using modern quantitative empirical techniques. In this session, we aim to bring together researchers working on the determinants of regional growth, as well as the role played by factors such as human capital, migration, inequality, innovation, infrastructure, and/or urbanization in shaping the spatial economy and the process of economic growth. We welcome submissions dealing with any of these topics.

Session organiser: Jakob Molinder, Lund University/Uppsala University

Papers and participants
1. Jakob Molinder, Lund University/Uppsala University, ”Determinants of Migration in the Early-Modern and Industrial Era: A comparison for Sweden in the 17th and 20th Centuries” (with Martin Andersson)
2. Anna Missiaia, Lund University, ”The more, the merrier? Urbanization and regional growth in Europe over the 20th century” (with Kerstin Enflo and Joan Rosés)
3. Thor Berger, Lund University, ”TBA”
4. Martin Söderhäll, Uppsala University/UKÄ, ”The effects of historical urban planning on 21th century growth and innovation”
5. Alexandra Lopez Cermeño, Lund University, ”TBA”
6. Keith Meyers, University of Southern Denmark & Paul Rhode, University of Michigan and NBER, “Exploring the Causes of Driving Hybrid Corn Adoption from 1933 to 1935”
7. Jonathan Michael Feldman, Stockholm University, “The Industrial to PostIndustrial Shift in New York City: The Political Economy of Growth Regimes, 1954–1981”
8. Eric Melander, University of Warwick and CAGE, "Mobility and Mobilisation: Railways and the Spread of Social Movements"
 

Panel 3G - Fast track session II. ROOM B153.

Session organiser: Scandinavian Economic History Review
Chair: Paul Sharp, University of Southern Denmark
Commentator: Francisco Beltrán Tapia, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Papers and participants (in no particular order):
- Luis Felipe Zegarra, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, “Real salaries in Lima, 19th century”
- Petri Roikonen, University of Helsinki, “Shocks and Violence as the only ways of the Great Levelling? Finnish Income Inequality from 1865 to 2016”
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Saska Heino, University of Helsinki, "Stability and instability: relative income shares in Finland, 1960–2000"
                                                                                                          
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