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University of Cambridge
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Economic, early modern
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About Me

Eleanor Russell is an economic and cultural late medieval and early modern (1400-1650) European historian studying how large corporations responded to dramatic changes including globalisation, war, and pandemics. She has held research positions at Yale and the Medici Archive Project. She was recently awarded a Stanton Foundation prize for applied history and is currently researching how pandemics impact large companies for the Economics Observatory group.

Recent Publications

Russell, E. M. ‘Going Solo in the Sixteenth Century: Globalisation and the Principal-Agent Relationship, 1492-1530’ (being revised and resubmitted for the Economics History Review)

Russell, E. M., and Parker, M. ‘Insights: Pandemics and the Rise of Massive Multinational Companies’, The Conversation (3 June 2020). (Awarded the Stanton Foundation’s Applied History Prize)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Material Culture