Fresh meetings

Frontier Research in Economic and Social History

Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) meetings are aimed at researchers in any field of economic and social history. The purpose of the meetings is to enable scholars to present their ongoing research at an early stage to an audience of interested peers. This means we solicit work before it becomes published as a working paper, and certainly before it is published. The aim is to gather like-minded researchers in a friendly environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism.​

​​FRESH is supported financially by the European Historical Economics Society. Its administration moved from the University of Southern Denmark to Queen’s University Centre for Economic History in 2017.

To find out more about previous and forthcoming FRESH meetings, or about what is involved in hosting your own FRESH meeting, please click below.


Upcoming FRESH Meetings

Call for papers:

Event: Sienna fresh meeting
Venue: University of Siena
Date: 19-20 September 2024
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2024

Event: Louvain fresh meeting
Venue: UCLouvain
Date: 24-25 June 2024
Deadline for submission: 31 January 2024


Organise a FRESH meeting

FRESH has no permanent venue, but will take place at any institution around the world where there is an interest in having the FRESH meeting. Hosting institutions will be asked to provide a venue, including electronic equipment, plus refreshments, lunch and dinner for participants (usually about 12-24 for a one-day workshop). A small non-refundable registration fee (usually about £60) will be payable by participants to go towards expenses. ​Upcoming FRESH meetings will be announced on this website.

​If you would like to organise a FRESH meeting at your institution, please contact a member of the FRESH board: