Research School for Economic and Social History


5th Conference Of The European Society Of Historical Demography – deadline proposals 30 November 2022

From the prehistorical migrations to our globalized world, humankind has always been confronted with “others”, who are spontaneously compared to “us”. First, it usually implies a fascination for differences, often – but not always followed by a discovery of commonalities. Demographic thought has been, and still is, heavily influenced by the Malthusian discourse that insisted…

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Call for papers – Conference ‘Making Households Count’ – deadline abstracts 15 January 2023

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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Call for papers – Maritime solidarity: Past and present – deadline abstracts 1 December 2022

The Organising committee of the two-day conference (Posthumus board member Professor Pepijn Brandon (VU Amsterdam/IISH), Dr Niklas Frykman, Professor Marcus Rediker (both University of Pittsburgh), and Professor and activist Nandita Sharma (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)) invite paper proposals. Papers can cover any period between roughly 1500 and the present, any group of people challenging…

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Call for papers – Agrarian Capitalism in the Preindustrial Low Countries : Local, Regional, and Global Dimensions (deadline 16 December 2022)

Posthumus students Bram Hilkens (PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Sam Miske (PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), with support by the Posthumus Institute research network ‘Economy and Society of the Pre-Industrial Low Countries in Comparative Perspective’, the NWO-funded VIDI projects ‘Positively Shocking! The Redistributive Impact of Mass Mortality through Epidemic Diseases and Violent…

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Call for papers Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar 2023: ‘Economic Exchanges’ – EXTENDED deadline abstracts 15 November 2022

Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) will organise their sixth jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 14-20 May 2023, in Prato (Italy) on the theme of “Economic Exchanges” The organisers ESTER, established in 1991, is an…

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