Friday, April 28, 2017

WEHC 2018: Call Opens for Poster and Dissertation Sessions; Last Call for Regular Sessions

Ph.D. students and junior postdoctoral researchers in economic history are invited to present their ongoing research to an international audience with a poster at the World Economic History Congress, which will take place in Boston on July 29-August 3, 2018. Historical applications in any field of economics or cognate social sciences, business history, demographic history, environmental history, global and world history, social history, urban history, methodological approaches to historical research, history of economics and economic thought, and other related fields are welcome. Digital posters will also be considered, pending space constraints. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2018. Please see the full WEHC announcement about posters.
     Students who have completed their dissertations between June 2014 and August 2017 are encouraged to submit their theses for the dissertation panel/competition. Dissertations will be shortlisted and considered for awards in three separate categories: Ancient/medieval/early modern period; the long 19th century; and 20th century. The three finalists in each category will be invited to present their work in the dissertation panel. Theses written in languages other than English will be considered, although the abstract must be in English. The deadline for electronic submissions of the theses, along with information on past and current affiliation of the student, advisor, 500-word abstract, and any other pertinent information is December 1, 2017. All materials should be sent by email to: Additional information is available at
     Note that some accepted sessions are still looking for additional paper presenters and other participants. Individual proposals to join already accepted sessions should be directed to the organizers of those sessions; the listing is here. In addition, the Executive Committee will consider new session proposals submitted before June 30, 2017, from all members of the international economic history community. The organizers say, "We especially invite submissions that complement the sessions already in place with topics, regions, or time periods not yet well represented." Session proposals can be submitted at