Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CFP: Asian Historical Economics Conference

Paper proposals are invited for a conference on Asian Historical Economics that will take place in Tokyo on September 13-15, 2012. The conference is the fourth in a series which began at Hitotsubashi University in 2007 and continued with meetings at Venice in 2008 and Beijing in 2010. At Beijing, it was decided to establish an Asian Historical Economics Society to organize a biennial conference, with an open call for papers. This fourth conference in Tokyo thus builds on the success of the earlier conferences, but also marks the beginning of a new phase with wider participation. The conference aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all the main regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions. The conference will build on a number of themes where research is currently active. Please see the full call for papers for a list of suggested topics.
   For each proposed paper, an abstract not exceeding 500 words, together with institutional affiliation and e-mail address of the authors, should be sent by e-mail and in Word format by March 31, 2012, to: callforpapers@ahec2012.org. Proposals for complete sessions of three linked papers will also be considered. Please also indicate whether or not you are likely to require financial support from the organizers.
   Further details are available on the conference website at: http://ahec2012.org.