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Update: CfP, 40th Conference of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association, Economic and Social History: Past, Present and Future, Nova School of Business and Economics, Online, 9-10 July 2021

30-06-2020 09:48

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Organising Committee of the 40th Conference of APHES has decided to move it to an online format. The dates of 9 and 10 July 2021 remain the same, as well as the theme. The new deadline for proposals is now 14 December 2020. Paper and panel proposals already submitted may be considered for the new format if the proponents who have made them wish to. If not, they can be replaced by new proposals.

Since the topic of this year's conference is the 40th anniversary of the association, all researchers in economic and social history are invited to submit proposal for panels or individual papers on the topics they are currently developing without any restriction in terms of subject. As is usual in APHES’ conferences, proposal or panels on any historical period are accepted.
Paper proposals should include 4 keywords, an abstract (max. 500 words) indicating the topic, the aims, the theoretical approach and the empirical foundations; and a CV of 300-400 words. Panel proposals should include the same information for each participant and paper. They should include three papers and a chair for each proposed panel.
In case the same author submits different individual proposals, only one will be accepted. The author of an accepted individual proposal can have another proposal accepted only in the situation where she/he is a co-author of the second proposal.
Participation in the 40th Conference of APHES is reserved to members with their 2020’s membership fee up-to-date (30€ normal/15€ student). Accepted participants that are not members of APHES will have to become members and pay the 2020 membership fee. They may do so upon registration.


Deadline for submission of proposals: until 14 December 2020
Confirmation of accepted proposals: until 1 February 2021
Deadline for submission of full texts: until 17 May 2021

Single paper proposals should be sent to:
Panel proposals should be sent to:
Full texts should be sent to: aphes40[at]

Keynote speaker
Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford

Grants for students
Grants that cover registration costs are available for students. More information at:
Deadline for applications: 7 June 2021. To be sent to: aphes40[at]

APHES Prize 2020
A prize will be awarded to the best paper of a young researcher presented at the Meeting. See the Regulation at: Applications should equally be sent to: aphes40[at]

Scientific Committee
Maria Eugénia Mata (Nova School of Business and Economics) – President
Álvaro Garrido (FEUC, Coimbra)
Inês Amorim (FLUP, Porto)
Joaquim da Costa Leite (DEGEI – UA, Aveiro)
Margarida Sobral Neto (FLUC, Coimbra)
Teresa Silva Lopes (University of York, UK)
Carlos Gabriel Guimarães (UFF – RJ, Brazil)
Helder Adegar Fonseca (DHUE, Évora)

The Organising Committee
Luciano Amaral (Nova School of Business and Economics)
Graça Almeida Borges (CIDEHUS, U. Évora)
Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (Nova School of Business and Economics)

For more information checks the conference’s site:


Η Δράση Αναβάθμιση και Ανανέωση του ιστοχώρου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας χρηματοδοτείται από το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος Ενίσχυσης Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών 2016