2020 Online Economic Workshop Submission: Responding To Crisis (27-31.7.2020)
The 2020 Workshop is soliciting for papers that look at how people, culture, businesses, institutions, or governments respond to a crisis as the crisis is taking place. Crises of interest include pandemics, natural disasters, political disasters , and man made disasters. Financial disasters may be considered if the financial disaster was caused by one of the previously mentioned disasters.
The selection committee asks that each submission designate a principal author to present the paper at the conference. An author can be listed for more than one submission, but they can only be the principal author for a single submission. The conference expects that the principal author will be available to present 11:30am to 1pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -04:00) on the date of their panel. The conference also expects the principal author to have a microphone and internet access fast enough to utilize Zoom to present their work. The panel is broadcast live on YouTube.
Papers submitted must be works in progress rather than accepted or published work. Submitters should let the program committee know at the time of application if the paper they are proposing has already been submitted for publication. The last date to submit a paper proposal is May 15th. Papers can be submited at www.oehw.org.
The workshop aims to zoom in on the history of industrial towns in Western and Eastern Europe to improve our understanding of how the people who lived in these industrial territories made sense of the developments outlined above – the boom and bust cycles of the iron and steel industry. We are interested in the narratives and counter-narratives of these industrial towns and cities: how villages turned into industrial towns, how monolithic industrial structures shaped cities and regions, how residents, municipal officials and companies dealt with social problems (housing, sanitation, etc.) and how industrialisation and urbanisation profoundly transformed the environment.
Deadline for paper proposals: 31.3.2020
The Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History turns 40 and the date is a good motive to assess the evolution of this academic field and its prospects. Economic and Social History changed deeply between 1980 and 2020. Throughout this period, the discipline has progressively expanded its research interests beyond the old macro-narratives centred on economic growth or the concepts of social class or status. Although these topics continue to be well alive, the agenda of Economic and Social History has expanded to include new dimensions: institutions, education, inequality, firms, gender or ethnic groups. Thanks to this process, the discipline has established links with other academic disciplines or approaches, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies or cultural history. Due to the open nature of the subject of this year’s conference, we invite all researchers in economic and social history to submit proposal for panels or individual papers on the topics they are currently developing, thus showcasing the thematic richness that defines this academic field today. As is usual in APHES’ conferences, proposal or panels on any historical period are accepted.
Deadline extension for proposals: 20.6.2020
The 19th World Congress in Paris will be held in Paris on July 25-30 2021. The Congress will address “resources” as one of the main challenges of the contemporary world. The Congress will consider sessions on all the categories of resources, that is natural, material, immaterial and human (work and skill): water, air, energy, food products, raw materials, labour, capital, patents etc. The panel will address the discovery, management and limitation of these resources, the impact their use has on territorial and social organizations as well as their significances in individuals’ eyes up for the world community at large.
To submit a session proposal you need to login below and will then be able to submit your proposal in a file. You'll have to give the name(s) of the organizer(s) and their institutional affiliation, a title for the session, and the prefered duration (single session of 90' or double session 2X90', successive or not). In addition, it is advised to provide a summary with a list of potential contributors and the title of their talk, if relevant. Only submissions in English will be accepted. You can access and modify your proposal until June 30, 2020.