Friday, January 4, 2013

CFP: Coping with Crisis

A conference on "Coping with Crisis: Re-Evaluating the Role of Crises in Economic and Social History" will convene on July 26-28, 2013, at Collingwood College, Durham University. According to the call for papers,
The theme of crisis has been a ubiquitous analytical concept for historians from Marxist theories of structural change in society to anthropometric history. Different forms of crisis have been explored in nearly every strand of history, ranging from agrarian famines to epidemiological outbreaks, and from financial collapses to disasters precipitated by conflict and trade disputes. Coping with Crisis will bring together researchers exploring various forms of economic and social crises across traditional time periods to generate a greater understanding of the meaning and usefulness of the term crisis within history.
Proposals for 20-minute papers or panels of three papers exploring crisis across traditional time periods are welcome. Please send a title and abstract (of up to 300 words) to the organizers at The deadline for submission of proposals is February 22, 2013. For the complete call for papers and other conference details, please consult the meeting website.