Research School for Economic and Social History


1 September 2024
online via zoom Please note that final date in September still needs to be set; current date is fictive!

Call for papers Economic History Society PhD Thesis Workshop (September 2024, exact date tba; online)

The Economic History Society (EHS) invites submissions to its PhD Thesis Workshop, to be held for the third time via Zoom in September 2024. Participants will share thesis papers or chapters-in-progress with fellow doctoral colleagues in economic and social history, and give and receive feedback on each other’s work. The workshop aims to provide opportunities for PhD students to develop their research and peer reviewing skills, as well as the chance to build horizontal networks with fellow early career scholars. Last two workshops have been well-attended and participants welcomed the opportunity to receive detailed feedback on their research and also network with fellow doctoral students. Participants will be expected to read and prepare feedback on all of their colleagues’ papers, and each paper will also have one doctoral student discussant to lead the conversation. Preference will be given to applicants in the second or later year of their research. The Workshop will be held on Zoom during an afternoon in September (UK time) to enable participation from researchers in a wide variety of time zones.

Submissions from all doctoral researchers in economic and/or social history are welcomed. Especially encouraged are applications from graduate students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in academia. Applicants should email a short abstract (250–300 words) as PDF file to the organising student representatives of the EHS ultimately by 31 May 2024. Accepted presenters will be notified by mid-June and will be asked to upload a paper of no more than 5,000 words for circulation to fellow speakers by 7 July 2024.