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
Cologne, 24-25 May 2023. Historical political economy and long-run development
Keynote Sascha Becker
FRESH organizer Sandra de Pleijt
Local organizer Erik Hornung
Call for papers available here
Recent FRESH Meetings
Gothenberg, 20-21 October 2022. Colonialism and natural resources
FRESH organizer Anna Missiaia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Local organizer Dimitrios Theodoridis (email@example.com)
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:
- Sandra de Pleijt, Wageningen University and Research (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kathryn Gary, Lund University (email@example.com)
- Anna Missiaia, University of Gothenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)