Monday, May 9, 2011

Introducing FRESH: Frontier Research in Economic and Social History

FRESH: Frontier Research in Economic and Social History, is an international group based in the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. As the organizers explain, "the meetings build on the concept that scholars present their ongoing research at an early stage, i.e. before it becomes published as a working paper or the like, and certainly before it is published in journals or books. The main aim of the meetings is to gather researchers in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers." Researchers in any field of economic or social history are welcome to register as members; there is no charge. Upcoming meetings will be held in Gothenberg, Antwerp, Montevideo, and Münster. The program for the most recent meeting in Moscow is available on the FRESH website, as are programs from other previous meetings.