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Oeconomia Alpium III Towards an Economic History of the Alps




Thursday 7th October 2021

14.00 - 14.20
Welcome, greetings and introduction

14.20 - 15.00
Key Lecture - Jon Mathieu (Luzern), Economic History of the Alps in Global Perspective. Three Aspects

15.00 - 16.30 
Session I. Material and Immaterial Infrastructures

  • Giuseppe Albertoni (Trento), Roads and Networks in the Medieval Eastern Alps. A  Comparison
  • Marie-Claude  Schöpfer (Brig), Traffic Systems, Transport Structures and Markets of the Alpine Area
  • Michael North (Greifswald), Communication in the Holy Roman Empire and the Neighboring Countries

16.30 - 16.45 Coffee Break

16.45 - 18.15
Session II. Forms of Trade

  • Markus Denzel (Leipzig), Commerce, Markets, and Money in the Pre-industrial Alpine Economy. Some Conceptional Remarks
  • Cinzia Lorandini (Trento), Patterns of Trade in the Alpine Region from the Medieval to the Early Modern Period. Drivers, Structure and Dynamics
  • Anne Montenach (Aix-Marseille), Retailing, Peddling, Smuggling in Pre-industrial Alps

Friday 8th October 2021

9.00 - 10.30
Session III. Population, Mobility and Settlings

  • Luigi Lorenzetti (Mendrisio), Elements for a History of Migration and Mobility in the Pre-industrial Alps, between Longue Durée and "Human Destinies" (8th-18th centuries)
  • Alessio Fornasin (Udine), The Demographic History of the Alps in the Pre-industrial Age
  • Luca Mocarelli (Milano), The Towns in the Alps. A Missed Protagonist

10.30 - 10.45 Coffe Break

10.45 - 12.15
Session IV. Woods, Agriculture and Peasantry

  • Katia Occhi (Trento), The Woods of the Alps in Medieval and Early Modern Ages between Environmental Protection and Economic-Productive Function  
  • Anne-Lise Head-König (Genève), Pastoral and Agrarian Activities in the European Alpine Region and their Transformation (from the 11th Century to the Beginning of the 19th Century)
  • Aleksander Panjek (Koper),  Income Integration: Family and Farm in the Pre-industrial Alps (E)

12.15 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30
Session V. Actors and Institutions

  • Mark Häberlein (Bamberg), Entrepreneurs in the Alpine Region from the Middle Ages to the Early Nineteenth Century
  • Luigi Provero (Torino), Local Churches and Resources in the Alps, from Reform to Reformation (11th-16th centuries)
  • Andrea Bonoldi (Trento), Law, Politics, Customs. Institutions in the Pre-industrial Alps

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee Break

Saturday, 9th October 2021

9.30 - 10.30
Session VI. Environment, Climate and Resources

  • Christian Rohr (Bern), General Climatic Conditions and Adaptive Strategies for the Alpine Economies
  • Philipp Rössner (Manchester), Mining in the Alps

10.30 - 10.45 Coffe Break

10.45 - 12.00
Markus Denzel (Leipzig), Conclusions and discussion






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