Long-Term Processes in Human History: A Tribute to Johan Goudsblom

Date: 17-19 March 2022

Location: The Trippenhuis, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  


Main programme


Thursday 17th March

12.30-13.15    Reception and registration

13.30-14.00    Stephen Mennell (University College Dublin): Remembering Johan Goudsblom.

14.00-14.30    Hermann Korte (University of Hamburg): The Early Thirty Years.

14.30-14.45    Questions and discussion

14.45-15.00    Break

15.00-15.30    Frans Saris (Foundation Sanegeest): Towards a Fourth Regime.

15.30-15.40    Discussion

15.40-16.10    Nico Wilterdink (University of Amsterdam): Goudsblom’s Law of Three Stages: The Spread of Power Assets in Human History.

16.10-16.20    Discussion

16.20-16.35    Break

16.35-17.05    Abram de Swaan (University of Amsterdam): The Global Coordination Problem. Collective Action Among Unequal States.

17.05-17.15    Discussion

17.15-18.15    Drinks


Friday 18th March

9.15-9.45        David Christian (Macquarie University, Sydney): The Trajectory of Human History (lecture through Zoom).

9.45-9.55        Discussion

9.55-10.10      Break

10.10-11.10    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (1)

11.10-11.25    Break

11.25-12.25    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (2)

12.25-13.25    Lunch

13.25-13.55    Nina Baur (Technische Universit√§t Berlin): Long-Term Processes as Obstacles against the Fourth Ecological Transformation. Ecological Sustainability and the Spatial Arrangements of Food Markets.

13.55-14.05    Discussion

14.05-14.20    Break

14.20-15.20    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (3)

15.20-15.35    Break

15.35-16.35    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (4)

16.35-16.50    Break

16.50-17.20    John R. McNeill (Georgetown University): Bisons, Elephants and Whales: Keystone Species and the Industrial Revolution (lecture through Zoom).

17.20-17.30    Discussion


Saturday 19th March

9.15-9.45        Giselinde Kuipers (Catholic University Leuven): The Expanding Beauty Regime and its Social Consequences.

9.45-9.55        Discussion

9.55-10.10      Break

10.10-11.10    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (1)

11.10-11.25    Break

11.25-12.25    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (2)

12.25-13.25    Lunch

13.25-13.55    Richard Sennett (New York University and London School of Economics): Performing Civility.

13.55-14.05    Discussion

14.05-14.20    Break

14.20-15.20    Paper presentations in parallel sessions (3)

15.20-15.35    Break

15.35-16.05    Randall Collins (University of Pennsylvania): Sexual Revolution and the Future of the Family (lecture through Zoom).

16.05-16.15    Discussion

16.15-16.30    Reflections and final words.