Friday, January 1, 2016

CFP: Cliometric Society Conference 2016

The annual Cliometric Society Conference in 2016 will be held May 20-21 at the University of Pittsburgh and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Science Foundation.
     The conference is designed to provide extensive discussion of new and innovative research in economic history. Applications to present papers or to attend the conference are welcome from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty in economic history as well as distinguished faculty in other fields who have research interests in economic history.
     Typically, twelve papers are selected for presentation and discussion and sent out to all conference participants in advance. All participants are required to have read all papers and to attend the entire conference. At least one author must be a member of the Cliometric Society (for membership information contact Michael Haupert at The conference pays most hotel and flight expenses for graduate students and heavily subsidizes hotel and flight expenses for faculty and researchers.
    The deadline to submit a paper proposal or a request to attend the conference is January 22, 2016. Those wishing to present a paper should provide an abstract and a 3-5 page summary of the proposed paper. In choosing papers and participants, the host committee will assign priority to those who have not attended recently or who have never attended. Graduate students wishing to attend or submit a paper proposal must obtain a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor.
     Applicants are strongly urged to submit their materials via the web at: Those unable to submit via the web should email to arrange alternative submission routes. For complete information, please consult the call for papers. Questions should be addressed to the conference administrator, Byron Yee, at