Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reminder: WEHC First Call Closes on May 30

A reminder that the deadline for the first call for sessions for the next World Economic History Congress (WEHC), to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 29-August 3, 2018, is May 30. The general theme of the meeting is "Waves of Globalization." According to the call for sessions,
The Executive Committee of the IEHA welcomes proposals from all members of the international economic history community, whatever their institutional affiliation or status, as well as from scholars in related disciplines. While seeking proposals for sessions that explore facets of [the] broad theme, we also welcome submissions on the economic and social histories of all places and periods, on the exploration of varied sources and methods, and on the theory and the uses of economic history itself. Furthermore, we invite members to employ and analyze diverse strategies for representing the past. . . . Given the diversity of our affiliated membership we encourage panel proposals that highlight scholarship emerging from economic history, business history, demographic history, environmental history, global and world history, social history, rural and urban history, gender studies, material culture, methodological approaches to historical research, history of economics and economic thought, and other related fields.
A second call for sessions will be issued after the first round decisions have been finalized in the winter of 2017.