Friday, February 17, 2017

CFP: 12th Sound Economic History Workshop

The 12th Sound Economic History Workshop will be held in in Jyväskylä, Finland, on September 7-8, 2017, hosted by the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä. The keynote speakers for the meeting will be Jane Humphries (University of Oxford) and Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä).
     According to the organizers:
The main aim of the Sound Workshop is to gather young researchers in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers and leading economic historians. Another aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the breadth of (especially Nordic) Economic History as an academic discipline, so there is no theme to the workshop, and submissions are encouraged from any sub-field of economic and social history.
Nordic scholars and scholars based in a Nordic country will be given preference, but others are warmly welcome to apply. The workshop organizers particularly encourage presentations by Ph.D. students and post-docs; they are also encouraged to participate even if they do not wish to present paper. The workshop is a two-day event, and accepted speakers are strongly encouraged to participate on both days (not just on the day they present).
     There will be no registration fee for this workshop. Attendees will receive lunch on Thursday and Friday, a workshop dinner on Thursday evening, as well as refreshments during the workshop. Participants must cover their own hotel and travel costs. Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to Miikka Voutilainen ( no later than May 15, 2017. For more information please visit the Sound Economic History Workshop website.