Friday, June 29, 2018

WEHC 2018 Update: Special Sessions and Plenaries

The final program of the World Economic History Congress, meeting in Boston on July 29-August3, 2018, is now up on the WEHC website. In addition to the many sessions, there will be three plenaries (plus the IEHA General Meeting):
  • Sevket Pamuk will speak at the opening plenary on "Waves of Globalization and the Economic Historian."
  • Thomas Piketty will give a keynote lecture on "Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict."
  • Jane Humphries and Claudia Goldin will speak at the closing plenary on "The Role of Women in Economic Growth": Humphries on "From the Wings to Centre Stage: Women and Economic Growth and Structural Change in Europe during the Pre-Industrial and Industrial Eras," and Goldin on "A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family." Jan De Vries will serve as discussant.
The Congress will also include special sessions on specific book titles, dissertation competition sessions, and two poster sessions. The program brochure provides a great deal of additional information about the Congress, including links to the abstracts for each session. For complete Congress details, please see the WEHC website. Note that pre-conference registration ends on July 15.