Saturday, March 19, 2011

Calls for Dissertation and Poster Sessions at the WEHC

The International Economic History Association (IEHA) will hold its sixteenth World Economic History Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 9-13, 2012. The congress includes a poster session for Ph.D. students and junior postdoctoral researchers, offering a great opportunity to present ongoing research to an international audience. Posters combine text and graphics in order to communicate information and ideas, and the informal and interactive setting of the poster session makes it easy to engage people in conversation and invite feedback. Poster abstracts can be submitted at The submission deadline is March 1, 2012.

  The congress also includes a competition for recently completed doctoral theses in economic history or related fields, and young scholars are invited to present their doctoral research. Three dissertation prizes will be offered: one for dissertations covering the period before 1800, one for the period 1800-1914, and one for the period 1914-the present. Per period, three to four candidates will be selected by a jury consisting of members of the Executive Committee of the IEHA to present their doctoral research in Stellenbosch in 2012.

   To be eligible for participation in the dissertation competition candidates must have been awarded their doctorate or equivalent after January 1, 2008, and not later than September 1, 2011. Proposals are requested by September 1, 2011.  Complete information about the application process is available on the Call for Dissertations section of the Congress website.

   For questions about both calls, please contact the WEHC 2012 Programme Secretariat: