Appalachian Spring Conference in World History and Economics will take place this coming weekend, April 16-17, at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, with opening sessions on Friday afternoon. The theme of the meeting is "Institutions and Development." Those unable to attend will find the program available on the meeting's website, with links to many of the papers being presented.
The keynote address will be given this year by James Robinson of the University of Chicago; his topic is "Living with Leviathan."
Readers can also follow the conference, which is organized by Jari Eloranta of Appalachian State, on Facebook.