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CfP "Intergenerational mobility, gender and family formation in the long run", Statistics Norway & Norwegian Research Council, Oslo, 20-21.6.2019

Deadline for submissions: 9.12.2019

We invite submissions for a workshop on intergenerational economic mobility over the long run. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers contributing to the growing literature on intergenerational mobility, in order to showcase new developments and provide a forum for discussion of future directions. We are especially interested in contributions that explore the role of gender and family formation in the process of intergenerational transmission of economic status. While the bulk of the literature has focused on transmission from fathers to sons, the overall degree of mobility in a society likely depends on marriage institutions and on the transmission of skills between mothers and children. As the nature of marriage and the way in which mothers transfer human capital to children may differ over time and across countries, this may be useful for explaining trends and cross-country differences in mobility. We also welcome submissions on any topic related to intergenerational mobility and inequality, in modern, historical, and/or cross-country perspective.
Limited partial support for travel and accommodation for graduate students and junior faculty will be available.

Keynote Speakers:
Joseph Ferrie, Northwestern University
Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University


Jørgen Modalsli, Statistics Norway
Claudia Olivetti, Boston College
Daniele Paserman, Boston University
Laura Salisbury, York University
The workshop is organized by Statistics Norway with support from the Norwegian Research Council. For questions, please e-mail Jorgen.Modalsli[at]

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CfP "Technology and Power", 46th Symposium of ICOHTEC, Katowice, Poland, 22-27.7.2019

Deadline for submissions: 15.1.2019

Social theorists from Max Weber to Jürgen Habermas have argued that power relations are among the defining characteristics of every society, along with culture and economic relations. The main theme of this conference, Technology and Power, seeks to interrogate the various roles technologies have played in the development of power relations in the past, in different parts of the world. Political power (local, state, and inter-state) is the most obvious of these, but relations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, labour, age, and so on, also include elements of power. Technologies have instrumental, mediating, undermining, reinforcing, and constructive roles in all of these relations. Some technologies have been used by elites, others have served the relatively powerless. Think of weapons as means of state power, but also as instruments of revolution; the printed word as a vehicle of state and church propaganda, but also as a disrupter of all kinds of authority; contraceptive devices and pills that have changed relations between the sexes and in families. Power is usually contested, and technologies often change the chances of those involved in these conflicts.

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XIX World Economic History Congress "Resources", Paris, 25-30 July 2021

XIX World Economic History Congress "Resources", Paris, 25-30 July 2021.

Call for Sessions: 30.6.2019.

CfP 4th biennial conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO) "Rural History 2019", EHESS, Paris 10-13 September 2019

The EURHO Conferences aim to promote a dialogue between rural history researchers that transcends national frontiers, crosses chronological barriers and breaks down disciplinary boundaries. 

Deadline for panels submissions: 18.10.2018. 

Deadline for papers submissions: 1.2.2019


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