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CfP: "FRESH", 24-25 November 2021, Department of Economic History, Lund University

26-08-2021 12:59

Topic: innovation in economic history
Location: Lund, Sweden
Date: 24-25 November 2021
Keynote speaker: Alessandro Nuvolari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Hosting institution: Department of Economic History, Lund University
Local organizer: Kathryn Gary, Lund University (kathryn.gary[at]
FRESH organizers: Anna Missiaia, University of Gothenburg (anna.missiaia[at] ; Chris Colvin, Queen’s University Belfast (chris.colvin[at]

On November 24-25 (Wednesday to Thursday) the Department of Economic History at Lund University, Sweden, will host a Frontier Research in Economics and Social History (FRESH) meeting. The goal of FRESH meetings is to gather researchers to present ongoing, especially early-stage, research in an environment especially focused on constructive feedback and support.
This meeting has the theme ‘innovation’. The keynote speaker will be Alessandro Nuvolari, Professor of Economic History and Director of the Institute of Economics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, who specializes in the role of science and technology in the development of economic growth.
We welcome papers from a broad range of methodologies, and especially welcome papers which are connected to the theme of innovation and deal with topics such as:
- technological innovation
- organizational innovation
- agricultural innovation
- patents and other institutions
- artistic creativity and innovation
- entrepreneurship
- new (innovative) methods of production
but we will also consider papers on any topic relating to economic and social history, broadly defined.
PhD students and early-career scholars are especially encouraged to submit their work.

Presenters will each have roughly 30 minutes, with a 20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion period.
The Meeting is planned to be in-person. We will have contingencies for virtual options if meeting in-person becomes impossible for participants. However, we ask that you plan to be in attendance in Lund so everyone can have the benefit of your presence during breaks and during dinner.
We will have a group dinner on Wednesday 24 November after the days’ presentations.

Please send a short description or abstract (no more than 500 words) and a short CV to Kathryn Gary, the local organizer (kathryn.gary[at] by 20 September. We will notify applicants in the beginning of October. Please feel free to contact Kathryn with any other questions as well.


Deadline: 20 September 2021

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