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CfP: Social Mobility in Preindustrial Europe, Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), 28-29 April 2022

Rates of social and economic mobility are notoriously difficult to measure properly – for today societies, and even more for preindustrial ones. This is why, for a long time, preindustrial social mobility has been the object more of speculation than of proper attempts at measurement and analysis. Only in recent years the situation has started to change, with some research groups finally rising to the task of exploring long-term trends in social mobility during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Most of this new research has focused on Europe, also due to the exceptionally good and ancient historical sources available for many areas of that continent. The project SMITE (Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe 1300-1800), funded by the European Research Council, has also contributed to this renewal of interest by organizing a string of workshops and conference sessions on social mobility and inequality.

CfP: Commitee for the History of Electricity and Energy: fifth summer school on the history of energy, Bordeaux, 5-8 July 2022

The summer school provides a multidisciplinary environment for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences having specialisms in the history of energy. It will enable them to deepen their knowledge of the field, as well as to network with established researchers and collaborate in workshops. This event aims to create links between researchers and students from different countries and different backgrounds so as to enable them to meet each other outside any disciplinary barriers.

CfP: "The Economics and History of Health Crises: An Interdisciplinary Workshop", 26-27 May 2022, Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHARMS) and Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), Queen's University Belfast


Dates: Thursday 26 & Friday 27 May 2022

Venue: Clifton House, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Hosts: Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHARMS) and Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), Queen's University Belfast

Deadline for submission of extended abstract: Friday 25 February 2022

CfP: "The emergence of new markets", French Association of Economic History 2023 Congress, Lyon, 30-31 March 2023

Economic history has already examined the opening of new markets in the perspective of more general research on the notion of markets and their concrete functioning. The exploration of the appearance of new products, technical innovations, and the evolution of consumption, transportation, and distribution modes contributed to our understanding of how new markets are created, conquered and maintained over time.

The next AFHE Congress aims to focus attention on this very moment of emergence, its causes, manifestations and consequences, from antiquity to the present day.

Deadline:Deadline: 28 February 2022

Call for papers and panels: XLI APHES Conference, "(Un)Sustainabilities", University of Coimbra, 15-16 July 2022

Proposals for papers and/or panels for the XLI Conference  of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES)with the special theme "(UN)SUSTAINABILITIES", will be received until January 31, 2022. This year's meeting will take place at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra on July 15-16, 2022. The submission of proposals and all information concerning the event is available at  

CfP: 1st WORCK Training School "Rewriting Labour Histories: Perspectives from the Globe", Warsaw (Poland) 23-27 May 2022.


The WORCK Training School will bring together 20-25 MA and PhD students from all over Europe. The program includes lectures from international scholars, roundtables, and seminars from WG representatives. They will focus on the theoretical and methodological issues as well as on the implementation of digital methods in the research. An important part of the program will be reserved for a Student Conference with comments from senior researchers. The expenses connecting with the participation in Training School (traveling and accommodation) will be reimbursed by COST Action.

CfP "1st Conference of the European Association of Wine Economists (EuAWE)", University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, 18-21 May 2022

The EuAWE (newly-founded in January 2020) is happy to announce that the 1st Conference will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), on 18-21 May 2022, locally organized by the Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD- UTAD), in Vila Real.

Paper (extended abstract) submission: February 15, 2022
Acceptance notification: March 1, 2022
Registration deadline: March 31, 2022

CfP "Magnifying Spaces of Capitalism: Sources and Data of a Transforming World, Doctoral and Early Career Researcher Workshop", 21st-22nd April 2022, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

The Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) Economic History Working Group and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid are organizing a two-day workshop on April, 21st-22nd. The theme will be "Magnifying Spaces of Capitalism: Sources and data of a Transforming World".

This two-day workshop seeks to provide an experimental space for the sound confrontation of various empirical studies painting better images of institutional and structural changes at heart in the development of early forms of capitalism. Following a successful first workshop that essentially discussed issues related to considering multiple scales of analysis in the historical study of economic phenomena, this second edition will primarily facilitate a discussion on the various and multifaceted sources best suited to facilitate research in the history of capitalism.

CfP "Giving Credit to Dictatorship: Authoritarian Regimes and Financial Capitalism in the Twentieth Century", 14-15.11.2022, ICS - University of Lisbon

The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) and the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the University of Lisbon invite submissions to the conference committee on the theme of “Giving Credit to Dictatorship: Authoritarian Regimes and Financial Capitalism in the Twentieth Century”.

CfP “Technology-based and Technology-generated decisions”, International Committee for the History of Technology’s 49th Symposium 2022, Virtual Symposium

The 2022 International Committee for the History of Technology’s 49th Symposium will take place virtually. It will occur in 3 phases, each lasting two days. The 1st meeting will be in June (17, 18), the 2nd in September (24, 25), and the 3rd in October (15, 16). The Kranzberg Lecture will take place in June.

The general theme is “Technology-based and Technology-generated decisions”. Whereas technology-based decisions have a long history, technology-generated decisions of so-called artificial intelligence, AI, are on the horizon since the turn of the 21st century and might gain decisive influence within the next years. Which decisions we are willing to handle over to technology? How to define ethical guidelines for this development? The symposium aims to contribute to this discussion, based on a transnational perspective of the history of technology.

CfP "Women, Money and Markets (1600-1900)", 15-17 June 2022, Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH, Rethymno, Crete

This annually-held conference addresses the role of women in consumerism, shopping, global trade, domestic trade, markets (literary and otherwise), currency, and varying practices of exchange. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging literature, material culture, gender studies, theatre and economic history, and aims to relate the debates of the period to modern-day issues about the presence and position of women in the economy, the market and the media.

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