Dear Loyal Readers,
As part of my dissertation research, I’m headed to England tomorrow. I’ll be in the archives at the LSE and King’s College, Cambridge for the next month and a half or so. In the middle, I’ll be presenting some early stage dissertation work at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) in Milan. The paper, on the history of income inequality data and the recent discovery of the “top 1%”, is part of a mini-conference on Economic Culture in the Public Sphere, organized by Nina Bandelj, Lyn Spillman, and Fred Wherry. If you’re going to be at SASE, come by the mini-conference, and drop me a note if you want to meet up for lunch, coffee, or a drink. And if you have ideas for things to do / places to go / food to consume in London, Cambridge, or Milan, leave a comment with your suggestions!
Otherwise, posts rate to be on the thin side for a while longer. If I find anything interesting, I may post a bit from the archives, as I did with this Kuznets post.
Until then, have a wonderful summer!
P.S. Here we see a rare glimpse of the life of an historical sociologist, hard at work prepping for an important research trip.