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This is the professional page of Dr. Jeremy Land. I received my Ph.D. at Georgia State University in the Department of History in 2019. I am most interested in economic history of the Atlantic World between roughly 1700-1850. I wish this to be an informative site that links to important archives, websites, and conferences that continue to expand the field of economic and/or business history. I am always open to questions from interested parties as well as invitations to speak for seminars, classes, or conferences (either virtual or in person). If you wish to contact me, please see my CV page or visit my research profile at the University of Helsinki for my email address.

Currently, I am at the University of Helsinki as a Postdoktor in the Economic History research unit in the Department of Economy and Society at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. I am currently working on my own research agenda which includes building a major research project and group to more accurately measure and track early modern maritime trade. I am also still working with scholars in Finland and elsewhere on the origins and definition of state capacity.

Click HERE to visit my profile at the University of Gothenburg

Click HERE to visit my research profile at the University of Helsinki

Click HERE to visit my Goodreads author profile. Follow for updates and giveaways.




At the beginning of 2023, I joined the University of Gothenburg as a postdoctoral researcher in the unit for Economic History.

July 2022: At the World Economic History Congress in Paris, I was awarded the IEHA Dissertation Prize in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern category which covers all dissertations in economic history for the years 2018-2021. Thank you to the committee and to the communities of WEHC 2018 and WEHC 2022 for giving me a platform to present and receive feedback on my research. Read the announcement here: https://www.wehc2022.org/news/prize-winners

May 2022: Just received word that I have received a Short-Term Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society for the 2022-2023 academic year. Announcement can be found here: https://www.masshist.org/beehiveblog/2022/05/2022-2023-mhs-research-fellows-announced/

April 2022: The American Historical Association (AHA) has just published a Member’s Spotlight on me. Check it out here: https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/april-2022/aha-member-spotlight-jeremy-land

You can follow me on:

Twitter: @jeremyland25

ResearchGate: /Jeremy_Land2

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-land-phd-bb543046/

Google Scholar: CLICK HERE


April 2022: New book review of David Wilson, Suppressing Piracy in the Early Eighteenth Century: Pirates, Merchants and British Imperial Authority in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, in Mariner’s Mirror, Vol. 108, No. 2 (April 2022).

April 2022: A new pedagogical essay for the NEH-funded website, World History Commons, has just been published. The essay and teaching module, which includes primary sources, and titled, “Global Approaches to Maritime Trade in Colonial North America,” can be found by clicking the title.

January 2022: New book review of Henning Hillman, The Corsairs of Saint-Malo: Network Organization of a Merchant Elite under the Ancien Regime, in Mariner’s Mirror, Vol 108, No. 1 (Jan 2022).

October 2021: Just signed an agreement to publish a book with Brill titled: Colonial Ports, Global Trade, and the Roots of the American Revolution scheduled to be released fall 2023.

October 25, 2021: I presented my research at the University of Arizona Department of Economics in Tucson, Arizona.

September 2021: Just signed a contract to co-edit a volume called The Routledge Handbook on the Economic History of War, with fellow editors, Jari Eloranta, Elina Kuorelahti, and Price Fishback. It is expected to appear in late 2023.

December 18, 2020: Co-edited special issue in Configurações now out: https://journals.openedition.org/configuracoes/9136

December 1, 2020: New book review of Joseph Adelman, Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789, in Essays in Economic and Business History, Vol 38, No.1 (2020).

September 2, 2020: New book review of the Strother E. Roberts book, Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy: Transforming Nature in Early New England, now available on Eh.net Book Reviews here: Roberts Review

May 26, 2020: New article, “Colonial Military Garrisons as Labor-Market Shocks: Quebec City and Boston, 1760–1775,” coauthored with Vincent Geloso, has been published by Social Science Quarterly.

January 3, 2020: New article coauthored with Rodrigo Dominguez is now out in Ler Historia. You can find it here: https://journals.openedition.org/lerhistoria/5936 or download PDF: Final Published PDF Version of Illicit Affairs in Ler Historia

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