People

Faculty

Emma Rothschild

18th century history, especially the history of economic thought and economic history. I am Director of the Joint Center for History and Economics, and am involved in a collaborative research project, at the University of Cambridge and at Harvard, “Exchanges of Economic, Legal and Political Ideas. Recent publications include "The Archives of Universal History" (Journal of World History, September 2008), “A Horrible Tragedy in the French Atlantic” (Past and Present, August 2006), Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001) and The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011).

Selected Publications

  • The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History (Princeton University Press, 2011)
  • “The Atlantic Worlds of David Hume”,  in Soundings in Atlantic History: Latent Structures and Intellectual Currents, 1500–1830, ed. Bernard Bailyn and Patricia Denault, Cambridge, MA, 2009,  pp. 405-449
  • “The Archives of Universal History” in Journal of World History, Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2008),  pp. 375-401
  • "A Horrible Tragedy in the French Atlantic" in Past and Present, No. 192 pp. 67-108 (August 2006)
  • "Adam Smith" in The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith with Amartya Sen (2005)
  • "Global Commerce and the Question of Sovereignty in the 18th Century Provinces" in Modern Intellectual History, Vol 1, No. 1 pp 3-25 (April 2004)
  • Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, 2001)

 

Emma Rothschild

Position: Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History; Director, Center for History and Economics

Field: Modern Europe, Economic History

Specialty: European History; Economic and Social History; The History of Economic Thought

Fall 2013:
- History 1067: An Introduction to the History of Economic Thought
- History 2968: History and Economics: Proseminar

Contact Info

Center for Government and International Studies-South Building

Room S424

1730 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

rothsch@fas.harvard.edu

617-496-4868

 

Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00-4 :00 & by appointment. Please contact by email at rothsch@fas.harvard.edu.