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MALTHUSIAN MOMENTS: INTRODUCTION

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 April 2019

ALISON BASHFORD*
Affiliation:
University of New South Wales, Australia
DUNCAN KELLY*
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
SHAILAJA FENNELL*
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
*
School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales, Morven Brown Building, 243, Sydney, NSW 2052a.bashford@unsw.edu.au
Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, cb3 9dtss141@cam.ac.uk
Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, cb3 9dtdjk36@cam.ac.uk

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Footnotes

This special issue is based on papers given at Malthus: Food Land People, a conference held at Jesus College, Cambridge, and at the Centre for Research in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Cambridge, in June 2016. We are grateful to CRASSH and to the Master and Fellows of Jesus College, Cambridge, for their generous support of this meeting that considered the impact of a prominent Jesus student and Fellow.

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