Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Call for Papers: EHA, 2011

The annual meeting of the Economic History Association will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 9-11, 2011.  The theme of the meeting is "Crises and Turning Points." In the words of the conference organizers:
If the global economic and financial crisis has a silver lining, it is that recent events have heightened awareness among policy makers and the general public of the importance of economic history.  Crises – economic, financial, social, demographic, environmental, and political, to name only a few – are a hardly perennial.  An understanding of their history is essential to begin to understand what if anything is distinctive about the recent experience.  The history of crises continues to be studied from a number of perspectives: in terms of their causes and their consequences, in terms of their changing incidence, in terms of their short-term impact and their longer-term implications for the development of economies and societies.  This conference seeks to bring together scholars engaged in research on these various dimensions of crises and their implications.  
The Program Committee welcomes submissions on all subjects in economic history, though some preference will be given to papers that specifically fit the theme. Submitters must be members of the Economic History Association.  For coauthored papers this requirement applies to the author submitting the proposal. Papers should in all cases be works in progress rather than accepted or published work.  Individuals who presented or co-authored a paper given at the 2010 meeting are not eligible for inclusion in the 2011 program.

Paper and session proposals should be submitted online: https://eh.net/eha/meetings/submissions. Paper proposals should include a 3-5 page précis and a 150-word abstract suitable for publication in the Journal of Economic History. Proposals should be submitted by January 31, 2011, to ensure consideration.

Graduate students are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special graduate student dinner; see the online application system. A poster session welcomes work from dissertations in progress. Applications for the poster session are due no later than May 21, 2011, and should be sent to rgrossman@wesleyan.edu. The dissertation session will honor six dissertations completed during the 2010-2011 academic year. The submission deadline is June 11, 2011.

For further information, check http://eh.net/eha/meetings/2011-meeting, which also includes information on travel options to Boston, or contact Meetings Coordinator Jari Eloranta at elorantaj@appstate.edu.