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CfP: "Colonialism and natural resources", Gothenburg FRESH meeting, 20-21 October 2022, Gothenburg, Sweden

15-07-2022 00:30

On 20-21 October 2022 the Unit for Economic History of the Department of Economy and Society of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, will host a Frontier Research in Economics and Social History (FRESH) 2-day meeting on the theme Colonialism and natural resources.

The goal of FRESH meetings is to gather researchers to present ongoing research, with a focus on early- stage research, in an environment especially focused on constructive feedback and support.

The keynote speaker for this meeting will be Tirthankar Roy, Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, who specializes in global history, history and development of South Asia, and empires and environmental history.

We welcome papers from a broad range of methodologies, and especially welcome papers which are connected to the broad theme of ‘Colonialism and natural resources’ and deal with topics such as:

  • trade
  • agricultural development
  • natural resource exploitation
  • environmental history
  • slavery
  • colonial institutions
  • business history
  • inequality
  • but we will also consider papers on any topic relating to economic and social history, broadly defined.

The FRESH meeting organisers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Accepted papers will receive 30 minutes each (approx. 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). There will also be a conference dinner for further discussions. There will be no registration fee for this meeting while accommodation for presenters will be covered by the event organizers.

Please submit your paper abstract (max. 500 words) and a CV (maximum two pages) to: dimitrios.theodoridis[at] Please mark your email with "Fresh 2022" in the subject line.

Submission deadline: Friday 2 September 2022
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 16 September 2022.

For further inquiries please contact:
Local organizer Dimitrios Theodoridis, University of Gothenburg, dimitrios.theodoridis[at]
FRESH organizer Anna Missiaia, University of Gothenburg, anna.missiaia[at]
Please visit the FRESH website for more information:


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