Emma Rothschild is Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University, Honorary Professor of History and Economics at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. She is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at Harvard and at Magdalene College and King’s College, Cambridge. She was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at MIT. From 1978 to 1988, she was an Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Humanities and the Program on Science, Technology, and Society. She is the author of Paradise Lost: The Decline of the Auto-Industrial Age, Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment, The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History, and many articles in scholarly and other journals. She has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and the Council on Science and Technology in the United Kingdom, and was Chair of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
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The History Project will hold its fifth conference on May 11-12, 2017 at the University of Cambridge. The conference will be concerned with the economic history of India, particularly in relation to exchanges across frontiers, the history of the law, and the history of economic thought.