LIII Study Week

L’economia della conoscenza. Innovazione, produttività e crescita economica, secc. XIII-XVIII - The knowledge economy. Innovation, productivity and economic growth, 13th to 18th century

Prato May 8th-11th 2022

economia della conoscenza
M. 638 f. 3 Maciejowski Bible: The Drunkeness of Noah, the tower of Babel, the scacrifice of Abraham and Abraham's nephew, c. 1250
© The Pierpont Morgan Library

PROGRAMME

Sunday, 8 May

18.00, Sala Maggiore - Palazzo Comunale
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OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE:
Greetings from the Mayor
Greetings from the President of the Scientific Committee

Inaugural speech
Carlos Laliena Corbera (Saragozza)



Monday, 9 May

Aula Magna - Polo Universitario Pratese (PIN)
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09.00-13.00

I – LA CONOSCENZA UTILE E LA SUA DIFFUSIONE – ‘USEFUL KNOWLEDGE’ AND ITS DISSEMINATION

Julia Bruch (Köln), Armor, Gunpowder and Siege Turrets. Pulleys, Watermills and Grinders. Transmission of Knowledge and Innovation in Texts Written by Craftsmen in the 15th and 16th Centuries
Raffaele Danna (Pisa), A comparative study in the transmission of useful knowledge: the spread of Hindu-Arabic numerals among practitioners in Italy and England (13th-16th c.)
Seiji Horii (Abiko-Shi), Production of High-Quality Products through Prize Competitions in the Saxon Textile Industry. From Raw Material Harvesting to Finished Product Manufacturing
Heinrich Lang (Leipzig), ‚Li vostri che tenghono li libri non sanno tenere tanti chonnti.’ Useful Knowledge and Accounting as seen through the accountant’s lenses and the logic of capitalism


Aula Magna - Polo Universitario Pratese (PIN)
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15.00-18.00

I – LA CONOSCENZA UTILE E LA SUA DIFFUSIONE – ‘USEFUL KNOWLEDGE’ AND ITS DISSEMINATION

Tanja Skambraks (Mannheim), Tally sticks as media of knowledge in the contexts of medieval economic and administrative history
Bert De Munck (Antwerp), Cities and the Politics of Useful Knowledge in the Early Modern Period
Carlos Fernando Teixeira Alves (Lisboa), Knowledge, Economy and University in the south of Europe at the end of the Eighteenth Century. The case of Salamanca and Coimbra
Maarten Prak (Utrecht), Patrick Wallis (London), Transferring Useful Knowledge: Europe’s Apprenticeship System and Craft Knowledge


Tuesday, 10 May

Aula Magna - Polo Universitario Pratese (PIN)
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09.00-13.00

II – INNOVAZIONI NELLA TECNOLOGIA, NELLA PRODUZIONE E NEL COMMERCIO/ INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTION, AND COMMERCE

Fabrizio Antonio Ansani (Padova), Le conseguenze economiche dell’innovazione bellica. La produzione di «artiglierie alla francese» a Firenze tra Quattro e Cinquecento
Markus A. Denzel (Leipzig), Bookkeeping as a ‘Key Technology’ of Pre-Modern Commerce. Its Relevance for the Economic Development in Europe
Måns Jansson, Göran Rydén (Uppsala), The Oeconomia of Iron and Steel: Material Transformations, Manual Skills, and Technical Improvement in Early Modern Sweden
Nicholas Amor (Norwich), The origins of the putting-out or domestic system of industrial production in England


Aula Magna - Polo Universitario Pratese (PIN)
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15.00-18.00

II – INNOVAZIONI NELLA TECNOLOGIA, NELLA PRODUZIONE E NEL COMMERCIO/ INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTION, AND COMMERCE

Joran Proot (Anversa), The economic revolution in book design that went unnoticed. The case of the Southern Netherlands, 1473–c. 1550
Renaud Milazzo (Milano), The development and use of innovative knowledge tools in the book trade at the Officina Plantiniana in Antwerp, ca. 1555–ca. 1596: M 296 and its archival context
Andrea Ottone (Milano), Market assessment and risk prediction: resources and knowhow of a seventeenthcentury bookseller of Venice coping with competition


Wednesday, 11 May

Aula Magna - Polo Universitario Pratese (PIN)
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09.00-13.00

III – PRODUTTIVITÀ E CRESCITA ECONOMICA/PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Didier Boisseuil (Tours), La production d’alun en Occident: l’essor d’une industrie nouvelle au XVe siècle
Sandra De la Torre Gonzalo (Valladolid), Managing and Governance in the Kingdom’s Finance: Financial Literacy as Useful Knowledge in Late-medieval Aragon (1365-1515)
Louis Sicking(Amsterdam/Leida), La Révolution de la voile à livarde. L'introduction de nouvelle technologie à la mer et ses implications pour la croissance du secteur du transport maritime et du commerce maritime dans l'Europe du Nord-Ouest au XVIe siècle


Aula Magna - Polo Universitario Pratese (PIN)
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15.00-18.00

III – PRODUTTIVITÀ E CRESCITA ECONOMICA/PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Richard W. Unger (Vancouver) Ships, Shipping, Technological Change and Global Economic Growth, 1400-1800
Yulia Altukhova-Nys (Reims), Productivity? – Yes, but subject to sustainability! An evidence of (re)emergence of accounting for sustainability from the French agricultural authors from the XVIIth to the beginning of the XIXth centuries


CONCLUSION – Round Table

Carlos Laliena
Markus Denzel
Richard Unger
Bert De Munck

Last update: 14-01-2022
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