Call for Applications ESTER Research Design Course How to strengthen your dissertation project?

The European graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) is a European platform for postgraduate teaching. ESTER announces its annual Research Design Course (RDC) for economic and social historians on 28 – 30 October in Lyon (France) The ESTER network, established in 1991, involves more than 60 universities throughout Europe and […]

European Historical Economics Society (EHES) Congress, Paris, France, August 29th-31st, 2019

Conference Call for Papers and Sessions Submission Deadline – Midnight (GMT), Thursday January 31st, 2019 The thirteenth EHES Congress will be held at the Paris School of Economics. The Conference Programme Committee invites proposals for sessions and individual papers on any aspect of European or global economic history covering a wide range of periods, countries […]

WEast Workshop, May 19-20 2017 in Bucharest

This blog post was written byCristina Victoria Radu,PhD student at University ofSouthern Denmark The WEast workshop recently took place in Bucharest on the 19th and 20th of May, bringing together scholars working on a wide range of topics in economic history, growth and development dedicated to countries from Eastern and Central Europe. The WEast initiative, […]

Sound for Seniors Workshop, August 23-24 in Gothenburg

Group photo, participants of the workshop This new series of workshops builds upon the concept of the Sound Economic History Workshop, which is aimed at PhD students and post-docs, primarily from the Scandinavian countries, but instead, it targets researcher who may no longer claim for themselves the label “young”. It held its first event September […]

Geneva FRESH Meeting on Economic History and Political Economy

The Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) meeting took place at the University of Geneva from June 23-24, 2016. One keynote lecture and 11 presentations focused on the workshop theme “Economic History and Political Economy.” Keynote lecture by Pedro Lains The meeting began with a welcome address by Mary O’Sullivan (head of the […]

FRESH Meeting on the Economic History of Education

The Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting took place at the University of Barcelona University of Barcelona from December 3-4, 2015. Two keynote lectures and 16 presentations focused on the workshop theme “Economic History of Education” and constituted a dense and inspiring program. The meeting started off with a very inspiring keynote […]

10th SOUND Economic History Workshop

The 10th SOUND Economic History Workshop took place in Lund, Sweden on the 26-27 November 2015. The two intense days included two keynote presentations and 17 presentations by young scholars.  (You’ll find the blog post on the 9th SOUND workshop, Copenhagen last year, here.)  The two keynote speakers were Joan Roses from the LSE, who spoke on the […]

The 11th Historical Economics Society Conference

The 11th Historical Economics Society Conference took place 4-5 September in Pisa, hosted by Giovanni Federico. More than 120 papers covering all areas of economic history were presented and discussed during two intensive days.  The conference was hosted by University of Pisa Key note speaker Robert C. Allen The conference was inaugurated with a keynote speak […]

Glasgow FRESH meeting: “Migration, Entrepreneurship and Social Change”.

On the 2nd of June 2015 Marc Di Tommasi and Zoi Pittaki organized a FRESH meeting in Glasgow on the theme “Migration, Entrepreneurship and Social Change”. The University of Glasgow hosted the event and let us use as a venue the historical Lilybank House, a lovely building constructed in the 1830s and extended by Alexander “Greek” Thomson in […]

Beyond GDP: A Long-Term View on Human Wellbeing and Inequality

EHES Summer school – apply now How much better is life today than it was in the past? And do we always need income growth to improve welfare? This summer school is devoted to exploring a new research avenue that uses broad indicators of human welfare and the standard of living to measure levels and […]