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Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of History
Applications are invited for a four-year PhD Studentship in Greek Diaspora Studies in the History Department at Royal Holloway, funded by generous donations from The Hellenic Foundation (London), The Samourkas Foundation (New York), The Bodossaki Foundation (Athens), The Friends of the Hellenic Institute, and private sponsors and donors.
We endeavour to attract gifted students to undertake doctoral research into the history of the Greek Diaspora in the modern period broadly defined. Dissertation topics include but are not limited to:
- The history of Greek Orthodox Christian diasporas
- The history of Greek Jewish diasporas
- Trade networks and labour migrations
- Refugees and political exiles
- Men, women, student youth and (adopted) children
- Religious, communal and civil society diasporic institutions and organizations
- Greek diasporic identities, cultures and politics
The studentship will run for four years from September 2019. The annual stipend (non-taxable) will be £10,500 plus fees. The studentship is open to students of all nationalities.
Queries may be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Kate Cooper (kate.cooper [at]rhul.ac.uk).
Applications (including a cover letter, c.v., 800-word research proposal, and the name of two referees) should be submitted by 5 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on 17 May 2019 to Royal Holloway Direct https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/applying/research-degrees/how-to-apply/
The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden announces one to two positions as senior lecturer located at the Unit of Economic History. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research. These positions will be placed at the Unit of Economic History.
Not paying taxes:Tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax resistance in historical perspective
Call for papers for a workshop at Goethe University Frankfurt, 26-27.3.2020
Organized by Korinna Schönhärl (Goethe University Frankfurt), Gisela Hürlimann (ETH Zürich) and Dorothea Rohde (University Bielefeld)
States have always relied on their subjects’ or citizens’ mandatory contributions to cover the costs of public expenditures. Besides warlike occupation and exploitation, such duties, fees or taxes were often regulated by law, similar forms of binding norms and rules, or social pressure.
At the same time, tacit refusal or open resistance to paying public charges can be observed in different periods of history, types of societies, political formations and places, sometimes even leading to revolutionary transformation. The aim of our cross-epochal and interdisciplinary workshop is not, however, a history of revolutions starting from tax revolts. Rather, we want to examine the different practices and forms of withholding and avoiding personal and financial duties, fees and taxes over time and among different social, professional and other groups. This includes, on the one hand, open and organized tax resistance on moral, economic and political grounds, challenging the existing legal or political order and claiming more or a different form of tax justice and redistribution, or a modification of how taxes are collected. In these cases, personal or financial duties were often seen as a form of humiliation and a marker of subordinated status. On the other hand, taxes and duties were often not resisted publically but rather avoided or evaded in secret. These terms refer to notions that distinguish between legal practices of lowering the intended burden and thus saving taxes or fees, and maneuvers that were classified as illegal or criminal. Such categorizations, though, depend on changing moral and legal perceptions and/or on class-related negotiating power.
Our workshop is interested in all forms of and motives for not paying public fees and taxes. Possible topics for presentations could be:
• Practices of how taxes were resisted, refused, avoided or evaded in the past
• A socio-demographic analysis of tax resisters and avoiders according to gender, social, household, age, professional, religious, ethnic etc. groups and classes
• Strategies to justify saving/avoiding/evading or publically resisting fees and taxes
• Conflicts between payers and administrators due to the said practices
• Consequences of the discovery of saving practices (e.g. tax loopholes) for legislation as well as economic consequences of avoidance or resistance
• Public reactions and scandalizing (media, partisan politics etc.)
• Scientific approaches to examine, measure or prevent tax-saving practices
Proposals also from ancient, medieval, early modern, modern and non-European history are highly welcome, as are contributions from the history of law, of science and philosophy and of political and economic thought, from historical sociology and political economy.
Please send your proposals to email@example.com.
Massimo Livi Bacci's long and outstanding scientific activity has addressed various aspects of Italian and world population, in terms of current development as well as historical perspectives. His work is characterized by frequent incursions into disciplinary fields different to his central demographic interests, in order to both better understand the issues addressed and, at the same time, offer extensive comparative analysis framed by the long run. Indeed, Massimo Livi Bacci has produced some large and intense "frescoes" on the history of population.
Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 83 (2019)
Issue: The anthropology of austerity. Guest edited by Theodore Powers and Theodoros Rakopoulos
Στις 22 Απριλίου 2019 και ώρα 17.00, στο Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών (Βασ. Κωνσταντίνου 48, Αθήνα, ισόγειο, αίθουσα σεμιναρίων), θα πραγματοποιηθεί η ετήσια τακτική συνέλευση της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας με την εξής ημερήσια διάταξη: Καθιέρωση εκλογικής διαδικασίας, Εκλογή εφορευτικής επιτροπής, Εκλογή εξελεγκτικής επιτροπής, Διοργάνωση επιστημονικού συνεδρίου, Εγκρίσεις νέων μελών. Yπενθυμίζεται ότι στη γενική συνέλευση μετέχουν τα μέλη που έχουν καταβάλει τη συνδρομή των ετών 2017 και 2018. Καλούνται όσα μέλη δεν έχουν καταβάλει τη συνδρομή να το πράξουν έως τη 10η Απριλίου.
XIX World Economic History Congress "Resources", Paris, 25-30 July 2021.
Call for Sessions, deadline: 30.6.2019
Το Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου προκηρύσσει μία (1) θέση στη βαθμίδα του Αναπληρωτή Καθηγητή ή Καθηγητή, στην ειδικότητα «Νεότερη και Σύγχρονη Ιστορία (Ευρωπαϊκή ή /και Μεσογειακή Ιστορία, 18ος-20ος αι.)» στο Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας.
Προθεσμία υποβολής αιτήσεων: 2.5.2019.
The European Review of Economic History is a major outlet for research in economic history. Articles cover the whole range of economic history -papers on European, non-European, comparative and world economic history are all welcome. Contributions shed new light on existing debates, raise new or previously neglected topics, and provide fresh perspectives from comparative research.
Dossier "L'industrie en Mediterranee. Des produits et des hommes", Cahiers Balkaniques 45 (2018)
Τα Ιστορικά. Περιοδική έκδοση ιστορικών σπουδών, τχ. 68, Οκτώβριος 2018.
Διεύθυνση: Βασίλης Παναγιωτόπουλος. Έκδοση: Εκδοτικός Οίκος Μέλισσα & Μουσείο Μπενάκη.