Economic History Society Annual Conference 2001

Venue: University of Glasgow,

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 30, 2001 End Date/Time: Apr 01, 2001
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Second and Final Call for Session Proposals
X111 World Congress of the International Economic History Association
Buenos Aires, July 2002
The International Economic History Association (IEHA) will hold its thirteenth World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22-26 July 2002. The scientific programme of the Congress will be organised on a different principle than previous Congresses. The hierarchical distinction between 'A', 'B', and 'C' sessions will be abandoned and replaced by a more open format. In 2002 there will be approximately 100 sessions spread over five days of meetings. All topics in economic history broadly defined to include related fields such as demographic history, social history, and the history of economics are welcome. The Association has a particularly strong desire to attract more sessions on the period before 1800 and more sessions concerning economies other than those of Western Europe and North America. Organisers will be given wide discretion to shape the format of sessions to be the most attractive and efficient given the topic and the participants invited. The Association encourages suggestions for innovative formats that support the theme of the session.

This is the second and final call for session proposals. At Riverside, California (May 1999), the Executive Committee of the IEHA selected 41 session proposals out of 65 submitted by the first call for sessions. Proposals in response to the second call may be submitted anytime before 30 April 2001. The Executive Committee will consider these applications in June/July 2001.

The intent of this second call is to reduce the preparation and planning time required to a minimum. These sessions would present current work, progress reports on on-going projects, or round-table discussions. They could also be a vehicle for stimulating interest in new topics, new or neglected methodological approaches, or to bring together two or more groups of researchers working on related topics but not presently in close touch.

The information required from and the responsibilities of those who propose at this stage are the same as for responding to the first call. Other than the time required for preparation there is no distinction between the first- and second-round sessions. The final programme on the Congress will not indicate which sessions were selected in 1999 and which at a later date.

From submissions to the second call, received by 30 April 2001, the Executive Committee will fill all but a few of the remaining session slots. Organisers of these sessions will also be asked to reserve places on their programme to include scholars who respond to a call for papers after the session has been announced. Organisers of all sessions will be asked to submit a final list of participants and paper titles by 15 January 2002. All papers accepted will be posted on the XIII Congress internet site as they are received. All information concerning the Congress will be posted on the Congress website. Scholars and the general public will have access to this site and will be able to search, read, and download papers of interest in advance of the Congress.

Each day of the Congress will be divided into four time blocks of 90 to 105 minutes each (two before lunch and two following lunch). The proposer of a session may normally request between one and three blocks of time depending upon the number of papers and the dimensions of the topic. These blocks may be sequential on the same day or the organiser may propose some alternative pattern. The organisers of all sessions will be asked to take on the following responsibilities:

Communicate as requested with the Secretary General of the Association and the Congress organisers in Argentina as the programme takes shape.
Circulate an open call for participation that invites broad involvement by scholars from different countries and approaches. Organisers will be asked to respect the Association's desire to make the World Congress as inclusive as possible, encouraging if necessary young scholars and those from outside Western Europe and North America.
Plan the sessions in Buenos Aires to allow at least twenty percent of the available time for informal open discussion from the floor.
Ensure that all participants are able to communicate easily and effectively with each other both before the Congress and during the session. Particular attention should be given to easing the difficulty of scholarly dialogue among participants with different native languages.
Provide or raise whatever funding may be necessary for the proposed session and associated activities before and after the Congress.
Submissions should be made to:

International Economic History Association,
General Secretary,
Prof. dr. J.L. van Zanden,
Universiteit Utrecht,
Kromme Nieuwegracht 66,
3512 HL Utrecht,
The Netherlands.
Fax: (31 30) 253-6391
E-mail: Website:


Economic History Society Annual Conference 2001: The Society's 75th Anniversary Conference
30 March - 1 April 2001
University of Glasgow
The 2001 conference of the Economic History Society - which celebrates its 75th anniversary year - will be hosted by the University of Glasgow (which will be celebrating its 550th anniversary) 30 March - 1 April.

The President and four Vice-Presidents will each convene an academic session on the the following themes:

Management and Organisation in History
Britain and the Wider World
Morality, Markets and Policy
Land and Rural Society
From Manor to Mill: How different was Britain?

Conference Call for New Researchers' Papers

The annual conference of the Economic History Society opens with papers presented by new researchers. They offer those completing doctorates the opportunity to present their work before professional colleagues and to benefit from informed comment.

The session will be held on the afternoon of Friday, 30 March 2001. Those wishing to be considered for inclusion in the programme at Glasgow must submit a synopsis by 13 October 2000. This should provide a firm title, a succinct summary of the principal themes and methodology of the paper, and an outline of probable conclusions.

The synopsis should be of not more than 500 words. It must be accompanied by a clear statement of the progress of research, intended date for submission of thesis, and a statement of support from the supervisor. Please note that proposals from researchers at an early stage of their work will not normally be accepted.

Those selected for inclusion in the programme will be asked to submit a paper, not exceeding 2500 words, by 8 January 2001 for circulation in the Conference booklet. At the session each new researcher will have the opportunity to speak for twenty minutes, followed by ten minutes of discussion. The student's supervisor will normally be expected to chair the session. A prize of £250 will be awarded for the best paper submitted to the Conference by a new researcher.

The Economic History Society is able to offer limited financial support to enable new researchers to attend the Conference when this is not available from their institution.

Synopses and any enquiries should be directed (preferably by email) to:

Dr Mike French
Department of Economic and Social History
University of Glasgow
4 University Gardens
G12 8QQ


4 University Gardens, Glasgow United Kingdom G12 8QQ
United Kingdom