Research School for Economic and Social History


Call for abstracts Workshop ‘A Tapestry of Rules’ – deadline 19 Nov. 2021

On 7 and 8 April 2022, Faheem Rokadiya (PhD Posthumus participant) and Dr Kate Frederick, both affiliated with the Research Group Economic and Social History at Utrecht University will organise the Workshop ‘Tapestry of Rules: This Institutions and Cloth Industries in Global Comparative Perspective, 1750-2000’. This workshop specifically explores the role of formal and informal…

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Promotion Nynke van der Boomen

On 24 November 2021, Posthumus-participant Nynke van der Boomen will defend her thesis ‘Born close to death. Region, Roman Catholicism and infant mortality in the Netherlands, 1875-1899’ at Radboud University. Promotors are Professor Angelique Janssens and Professor Theo Engelen. Her study centers around the large regional differences in infant mortality in the Netherlands during the…

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DATINI-ESTER Advanced Seminar 2022 – deadline Call for Papers 15 Oct. 2021

Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) announce their sixth jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians, to be held on 8-13 May 2022, in Prato (Italy) on the theme of “Economic Innovations” The organisers ESTER, established in 1991, is…

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Annual Report N.W. Posthumus Institute 2020 online

The N.W. Posthumus Institute presents you its Annual Report over 2020. The report describes the activities, events, and results of both the N.W. Posthumus PhD Training Programme as well as the courses delivered within the Research Master programme of the N.W. Posthumus Institute over 2020. You can download the Annual Report 2020 via the button…

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PhD Position ‘White Sisters and nursing practices in East Africa, 1890-present’ (University of Groningen) – deadline 31 October 2021

Within the Chair Group of Economic and Social History, Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, a PhD research position (1.0 fte) on the broader project “White Sisters, nursing practices, and reproductive health in East Africa, 1890-present” is currently available. The PhD project takes the congregation of the White Sisters as a…

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Jaarcongres Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis

– due to scope, only available in Dutch – De Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis organiseert op 29 oktober 2021 haar Jaarcongres in het hoofdgebouw van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Thema van het Jaarcongres 2021 is ‘Afval bestaat niet! De circulaire economie in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden’. Het congres vindt plaats in samenwerking met de Vrije…

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