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Rethinking tobacco history: Commodities, empire and agency in global perspective, 1780-1960

Tobacco was one of the most important globally traded commodities from the 17th century through to the present day, and yet it has received relatively little attention in the historiography of modern empires in comparison to other commodities, such as sugar or cotton. As a result, recent approaches to rewriting the history of European imperialism from a more global perspective have hardly been problematized with regard to the peculiarities of tobacco history. Nowadays, studies no longer understand empire as a rigid relationship between metropole and colonies, but take the dynamics of actors within an empire as seriously as the networks and global processes that crossed imperial borders, or indeed lay beyond them. The conference starts from this assumption. We ask to what extent the history of tobacco allows new insights into the tension between the imperial integration of a metropole and its colonies, and the global entanglement of places and peoples within and beyond empires. Changing regimes of consumption, knowledge, myth-making, trade, and work, are central fields of recent commodity studies, and deserve particular attention. To this end, we aim to apply insights from economic and cultural history, but also from political, social, psychological, and environmental history. While Western overseas empires have tended to attract most attention, we welcome contributions on all countries and all empires.

Studies in Economic History. The new series of the Fondazione istituto internazionale di storia economica "F. Datini"

The Datini Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, Datini Studies in Economic History. Published by Firenze University Press Scientific Cloud, this new open-access series represents a major advancement in how we disseminate our publications. 

Journal of Applied History, Vol. 1, Issue 1-2 (Jun 2020)

The first issue of Journal of Applied History, vol. 1/1-2 (Jun. 2020) is published.

Individuals are eligible for free access to the Journal of Applied History until 31 December 2021, using access token JOAH4U.

 

PhD position in Quantitative Financial History within the MFP-COFUND at URV, Spain

In 2020, one selected candidate will be the beneficiary of a 3-year working contract with all benefits attached. The contract includes high level interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international training with personalized career development plan involving soft-skills training, secondments and mentoring. Over 50 partner organisations actively support this programme.

The position is based on an individual project: Financial Integration in Europe during the 19th-20th Centuries, in the PhD programme of Economics and Business.

Call for Papers: "The International Monetary Fund in Europe: Interventions in Developed Countries (Past and Present)", International conference, Lisbon, Portugal – Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon, Friday, 26 March 2021

Since the 1980s that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has specialised in interventions in developing countries. But that was not the typical situation in the previous 40 years of existence of the organisation. From 1945 to the 1980s the IMF signed Stand-by arrangements with both developing and developed countries and conducted sometimes quite large adjustment programmes in the latter (such as those in Italy and the UK in 1977). Those interventions were much lighter in terms of conditionality than what became common after the 1980s: their main purpose was to give quick support to countries facing balance of payments crises in order to help them keep the par value of their exchange rates within the context of the Bretton Woods system. 

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

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.

Open Call for Papers for Special Issue Entitled: "Economics, Health and Pandemics" in the journal Economics and Human Biology

In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has become a simultaneous health and economic crisis of unparalleled magnitude. The COVID-19 pandemic will doubtless have many life-altering short- and long-term effects related to health. Researchers around the world have turned their attention to examining the causes and consequences of the current pandemic as it unfolds, as well as to drawing on prior disease outbreaks for lessons that may be relevant today.

Journal of Social History, 53/4 (Summer 2020)

The latest issue of Journal of Social History 53/4 (2020) with a special issue on "Mapping Modern Rejuvenation" is published.

4th International Conference in Economic and Social History - New date: 23-26 September 2021

Dear all,

Due to the continued risks and widespread uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the forthcoming 4th International Conference in Economic and Social History, to be held on Corfu, October 1-3, 2020, is postponed until next year.

Having discussed various options, we have decided to reschedule the conference for September 23-26, 2021. The venue shall remain unchanged and additional details will be announced toward the end of the year. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional queries or concerns at conference@hdoisto.gr 

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope everyone remains healthy and safe, 

The Organising Committee

Historein, 19/1 (2020)

The latest issue of Historein 19/1 (2020) with a special issue on "Global Labour History. Perspectives from East to West, from North to South".

Revue de Synthèse, 140/1-2 (2019)

The latest issue of Revue de Synthèse 140/1-2 (2019) with a special issue "Pratiques du travail au forfait. Métiers, techniques et sous-traitance dans une perspective euro-asiatique, XVIIIe-XXIe siècles"

 

Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 38/1 (2020)

The latest issue of Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 38/1 (2020) with a special issue "Economic History of Portugal" is now free to download for a limited time.


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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