Lewis Wade



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: History
Department: History

I am the lead convenor for the Institute of Historical Research's Partnership Seminar series Risk and Uncertainty in the Premodern World. For more information on this series, please see our website and/or our Twitter page.

I have recently defended my dissertation, entitled 'Privilege at a Premium: Insurance, Maritime Law and Political Economy in Early Modern France, 1664-c. 1710’. An article drawing on my doctoral research, entitled 'Royal Companies, Risk Management and Sovereignty in Old Regime France', is forthcoming in the English Historical Review.

My research was conducted within the transnational project 'Average - Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalisation (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries)'. My research has been supported by the European Research Council, under the supervision of Prof. Maria Fusaro and Prof. Nandini Chatterjee.