Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 PEAES Conference Topic Announced

The Program in Early American Economy and Society's fourteenth annual conference, "Economic History's Many Muses," will be held October 24-25, 2014, at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The organizers write,
As PEAES reaches fifteen years old, it is a fitting time to reflect on the achievements of economic historians working in many areas and also to consider future directions in the field of economic history. Fifteen years ago, PEAES charted a course that welcomed fellowship applications and public programs covering a great range of both traditional and experimental themes. Since then, the Program has showcased fresh perspectives at its conferences, its journal and book publications feature some of the most innovative studies in economic history, broadly conceived. Its scores of fellows are among the most important scholars who have refined and reworked the many ways we understand the economies of people in all walks of life, in every corner of the Atlantic world down to the 1850s.
This conference looks back over those fifteen years to reflect on some of the central themes preoccupying economic historians in recent decades, how approaches and findings have changed, what achievements have been made, and how one can think about the future research in these vital subfields. A full program and registration page will be posted on the PEAES website in the coming weeks. For further information, please contact PEAES Director Cathy Matson.