Rates of social and economic mobility are notoriously difficult to measure properly – for today societies, and even more for preindustrial ones. This is why, for a long time, preindustrial social mobility has been the object more of speculation than of proper attempts at measurement and analysis. Only in recent years the situation has started to change, with some research groups finally rising to the task of exploring long-term trends in social mobility during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Most of this new research has focused on Europe, also due to the exceptionally good and ancient historical sources available for many areas of that continent. The project SMITE (Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe 1300-1800), funded by the European Research Council, has also contributed to this renewal of interest by organizing a string of workshops and conference sessions on social mobility and inequality.
Les Doctoriales de l’énergie offrent un espace de discussion, d’échange et de convivialité qui permettront aux participants de renforcer leur connaissance du champ, mais aussi leurs réseaux à travers des sessions animées par des chercheurs confirmés, des séances de travail collectif et des expériences partagées. Elles ont pour ambition de proposer un lieu de référence en histoire de l’énergie capable d’enrichir les recherches en cours et permettre des échanges féconds.
The summer school provides a multidisciplinary environment for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences having specialisms in the history of energy. It will enable them to deepen their knowledge of the field, as well as to network with established researchers and collaborate in workshops. This event aims to create links between researchers and students from different countries and different backgrounds so as to enable them to meet each other outside any disciplinary barriers.
Dates: Thursday 26 & Friday 27 May 2022
Venue: Clifton House, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hosts: Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHARMS) and Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), Queen's University Belfast
Deadline for submission of extended abstract: Friday 25 February 2022
Economic history has already examined the opening of new markets in the perspective of more general research on the notion of markets and their concrete functioning. The exploration of the appearance of new products, technical innovations, and the evolution of consumption, transportation, and distribution modes contributed to our understanding of how new markets are created, conquered and maintained over time.
The next AFHE Congress aims to focus attention on this very moment of emergence, its causes, manifestations and consequences, from antiquity to the present day.
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Proposals for papers and/or panels for the XLI Conference of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES), with the special theme "(UN)SUSTAINABILITIES",
The WORCK Training School will bring together 20-25 MA and PhD students from all over Europe. The program includes lectures from international scholars, roundtables, and seminars from WG representatives. They will focus on the theoretical and methodological issues as well as on the implementation of digital methods in the research. An important part of the program will be reserved for a Student Conference with comments from senior researchers. The expenses connecting with the participation in Training School (traveling and accommodation) will be reimbursed by COST Action.
The EuAWE (newly-founded in January 2020) is happy to announce that the 1st Conference will take place at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), on 18-21 May 2022, locally organized by the Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD- UTAD), in Vila Real. Paper (extended abstract) submission: February 15, 2022 - Acceptance notification: March 1, 2022 - Registration deadline: March 31, 2022.
The Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) Economic History Working Group and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid are organizing a two-day workshop on April, 21st-22nd. The theme will be "Magnifying Spaces of Capitalism: Sources and data of a Transforming World".
This two-day workshop seeks to provide an experimental space for the sound confrontation of various empirical studies painting better images of institutional and structural changes at heart in the development of early forms of capitalism. Following a successful first workshop that essentially discussed issues related to considering multiple scales of analysis in the historical study of economic phenomena, this second edition will primarily facilitate a discussion on the various and multifaceted sources best suited to facilitate research in the history of capitalism.
The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) and the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the University of Lisbon invite submissions to the conference committee on the theme of “Giving Credit to Dictatorship: Authoritarian Regimes and Financial Capitalism in the Twentieth Century”.
The 2022 International Committee for the History of Technology’s 49th Symposium will take place virtually. It will occur in 3 phases, each lasting two days. The 1st meeting will be in June (17, 18), the 2nd in September (24, 25), and the 3rd in October (15, 16). The Kranzberg Lecture will take place in June.
The general theme is “Technology-based and Technology-generated decisions”. Whereas technology-based decisions have a long history, technology-generated decisions of so-called artificial intelligence, AI, are on the horizon since the turn of the 21st century and might gain decisive influence within the next years. Which decisions we are willing to handle over to technology? How to define ethical guidelines for this development? The symposium aims to contribute to this discussion, based on a transnational perspective of the history of technology.
This annually-held conference addresses the role of women in consumerism, shopping, global trade, domestic trade, markets (literary and otherwise), currency, and varying practices of exchange. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging literature, material culture, gender studies, theatre and economic history, and aims to relate the debates of the period to modern-day issues about the presence and position of women in the economy, the market and the media.
The results of this call for research papers will be presented at Prato during the 54th Study Week (May 14th-18th, 2023)