The first WORCK Conference will take place at the Central European University in Budapest, 16-20.9.2020. It challenges the traditional narrative of labour history by addressing the ambiguities of wage and contract across history. Hosts: Susan Zimmermann and Isidora Grubacki. Deadline for paper proposals: 15 February 2020.
With regard to social relationships, this conference will be paying special attention to kinship and marriage. These starting points bring with them fundamental questions and realisations from more recent historical kinship research that address social and economic practice as well as discourses. Accordingly, and in contrast to earlier assumptions, kinship is regarded here as having been a relevant quantity and category throughout the history of the modern period and into the present. For the early modern period and taking into account differences between milieus and regions, tendencies towards hierarchisation within families and kin networks have been ascertained in terms of access to resources and in terms of authority, above all among nobles and patricians as well as in some agrarian milieus. This shift was coupled with preferential treatment of one or more sons and with the exclusion of other sons as well as daughters from inheritance—and thus also coupled with associated positions of power or rulership. Consequently, the question arises as to whether enterprises pursued comparable “dynastic” strategies or in fact acted otherwise.
Conference languages are German, English, and Italian with simultaneous translation into English.
Please send your proposals for papers (1 page/300 words) with a short academic CV in your preferred language by 28 February 2020 to: Siglinde Clementi (Free University of Bolzano).
Hosting Institution: Center for Economic and Social History François Simiand, Paris School of Economics, Paris, France -
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Hannah (London School of Economics & University of Tokyo) -
Local Organisers: Emilie Bonhoure and Elisa Grandi.
On 29 April 2020 the Paris School of Economics will host a Frontier Research in Economic and Social History meeting. FRESH meetings aim at gathering researchers to present their ongoing research at an early stage, and discuss them with peers, in a friendly environment.
PhD students and new researchers are especially encouraged to submit their work.
To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic CV (in Word or PDF format) by 31 January 2020. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 29 February 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.
The 15th WAPE Forum will be held 31 July – 2 August 2020 at Panteion University, Athens, Greece. It is co-organised by WAPE (World Association of Political Economy) and and GAPE (Greek Association of Political Economy) and hosted by the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.
The 10th edition of the EBHA (European Business History Association) Summer School will take place in Barcelona, from Wednesday, July 8th to Friday, July 10th, 2020. The School, titled Challenges for Business History in a Changing World, aims to encourage a fresh and rigorous exchange of thoughts, ideas, and new research being done by doctoral students in early stages of their doctoral work, in fields closely related to Business History. It is organised jointly by the European Business History Association (EBHA) and the University of Barcelona (UB) in cooperation with the Spanish Association of Economic History (AEHE).