Research School for Economic and Social History


Conference ‘Food, Rules and the City’ – Call for papers – deadline 15 April 2023

On 16 and 17 November 2023, Posthumus alumni Dennis De Vriese (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Nicholas Brunmayr (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Robin Rose Southard (VUB) organise an international conference, entitled ‘Food, Rules and the City: Food Market Regulations and Their Social and Political Dynamics (15th-20th C.)’. Seeking to adopt such a long-term perspective and to…

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Nominaties ESM-Proefschriftprijs Interdisciplinariteit – deadline 15 maart 2023

~ because of scope, in Dutch only ~ Het bestuur van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen maakt bekend dat de Dr. Elizabeth Schram-Mulley (ESM) Stichting met ingang van 2023 jaarlijks een prijs van € 10.000,- beschikbaar stelt ter bekroning van onderzoek met een bijzonder interdisciplinair karakter dat de grenzen tussen de klassieke alfa/bèta/gamma-wetenschapsgebieden overbrugt….

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Vacancy Assistant Professor Economic and Social History (Utrecht University) – deadline 26 February 2023

The section Economic and Social History of Utrecht University (UU) seeks to appoint an assistant professor focusing on historical inequality and technological change. Technological change in the broadest sense – from simple mechanization to advanced digital technologies – holds promises of increased productivity and consumption, but also influences social and economic inequalities and the sustainable…

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Conference ‘Making Households Count’

The organisers of the two-day conference ‘Making Households Count’ invite paper proposals. This conference is also the closing event for the ERC-funded project ‘Race to the bottom? Family labour, household livelihood and consumption in the relocation of global cotton manufacturing’, led by Professor Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Utrecht University). The conference will be hosted by…

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Symposium: ‘From science to society: evidence-based lessons for (cooperative) social enterprises’

Preceding the inaugural lecture by Professor Tine De Moor, the Research Team Institutions for Collective Action, based at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, organises the Symposium: ‘From science to society: evidence-based lessons for (cooperative) social enterprises’. The team has invited eleven fellow-scientists from various universities and different disciplines to talk about their…

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Save the date: Inaugural Lecture Professor Pepijn Brandon (VU Amsterdam)

On 26 May 2023 at 15:45 Professor Pepijn Brandon will deliver his inaugural lecture as Professor of Global Economic and Social History in the Aula of the VU Amsterdam. The working title of the lecture is: Chief momenta of original accumulation: Dispossession, war, and slavery in the history of capitalism Full professors who want to…

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