Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CFP: Ideas in History Special Issue on the History of Economic Ideas

Ideas in History, the journal of the Nordic Society for the History of Ideas, has issued a call for papers on the history of economic ideas. The organizers contend that the world has changed dramatically since the 1980s, but "intellectual historians have yet to seize the opportunity of offering historical in-depth understandings of the changes of global capitalism, then and now. This . . . special issue of Ideas in History calls for an 'economic turn' of the discipline of intellectual history." The call for papers states, in part:
We are interested in work that investigates the moral and cultural histories of economic rationalities and practice; work that traces the ways in which modern economic rationality became natural, and the ways in which it had to struggle (or collaborate) with religious and scientific authorities in order to gain legitimacy. Studies might concern various economic topics and practices, such as finance, poverty, markets, the state, regulation debates, statistics, money, insurance, etc., but it should investigate these from a perspective and/or methodology that can clearly be identified as affiliated with the discipline of intellectual history. . . . We are particularly interested in studies that investigate the moral and political controversies surrounding economic practices, and the role that religion and science, especially natural science, have played in these.
For the complete details and submission instructions, please see the full call for papers. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012.