CFP: ”Uses of the Past in International Economic History”

The group Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations (UPIER) has issued a call for papers for a conference to be held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, on May 9-10, 2019. The organizers write:
. . . how relevant is the past as a guide to the present, or even the future, and how is it used when policymakers, bankers and the public are faced with difficult economic challenges? The main objective of the conference is to build an understanding of how policymakers and economic actors have used the past as a foundation for their decisions, how they created and discriminated among different interpretations of the past according to their preconceptions, and how they were conditioned by the experiences of their predecessors.
Ph.D. students, early career researchers, and confirmed researchers are invited to submit proposals. Applications should comprise a one-page abstract/summary and a short CV and should be sent to upier@history.ox.ac.uk. The deadline for proposals is January 25, 2019.     
      The Conference Committee members are Catherine Schenk (University of Oxford); Mary O’Sullivan (Université de Genève); Mats Larsson (Uppsala University); Stefano Battilossi (Carlos III Madrid); and Emmanuel Mourlon-Druot (University of Glasgow). Questions may be addressed to Chloe Colchester at upier@history.ox.ac.uk. Please see the full call for papers for additional information.