This workshop is organized by Wageningen University Research and the University of Utrecht, and cofunded by the N.W. Posthumus Institute. It workshop invites applications from researchers in Economic History and/or Economics, especially PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers. The deadline for applications is September 6th, 2019. Abstracts (500 words) discussing the sources, methodology and main hypotheses should be sent to Daniel Gallardo and Michail Moatsos by September 6th, 2019. Notices of acceptance will be sent shortly after the submission.
The LIII Settimana invites research papers on how organizational, technological, and scientific innovations spurred productivity gains and economic growth from the thirteenth through eighteenth centuries. Can the paradigms and theories that have emerged to explain how the knowledge economy stimulated the Industrial Revolution be usefully applied to the pre-modern period? To what extent can we identify ‘useful knowledge’ (Simon Kuznets) as a source of economic growth? What kinds of cultural, economic, and institutional structures provided the most hospitable environment for the application of scientific knowledge to innovations that promoted competition, efficiency, quality, specialization, tools, access to information, and other measures of productivity? The LIII Settimana will reflect on these relationships as well as their influence on the recovery capacity of European medieval and early modern societies after demographic, economic, and military crises.
The Hellenic Foundation and the National Research University Higher School of Economics are proposing to organize a conference on “The Russian Empire and the Mediterranean in the Age of Global Revolutions.” The conference, to be held in Moscow in February 2021, is intended to commemorate the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution. The conference is to be held in English. The Hellenic Foundation intends to cover the costs of attendance of the conference for a limited number of participants. Paper proposals in English (300 words maximum) and CV are to be send to the Program Committee by September 1, 2019; decisions will be made by October 1, 2019.