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2020-2022 CHHC Module: Interpreting Economic Change in Europe, c. 1650-1900

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), through its Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (The Huntington) announced the research focus of the next two-year module of the Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations (CHHC). Titled "Interpreting Economic Change in Europe, c. 1650-1900," the module will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the ways in which new technologies since the Industrial Revolution have addressed social challenges—related, for example, to population change, economic development, the environment— and the ways in which such challenges and associated technologies have been understood and accommodated in specific social contexts.

The module is organized by Caltech's Kevin Gilmartin (William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English; Dean of Undergraduate Students) and Tracy Dennison (Professor of Social Science History), who will set the research agenda and lead the search for key members of their team, including a postdoctoral instructor and long-term research fellows, who will collaborate with scholars from Caltech and The Huntington. Learn more about the research program here. The CHHC receives support from Caltech's Anne Rothenberg Fund for the Humanities.