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Call for Papers: 40th Conference of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association Economic and Social History: Past, Present and Future

40th Conference of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association Economic and Social History: Past, Present and Future
Nova School of Business and Economics, Carcavelos Campus 20-21 November 2020
Deadline for proposals is 20 April 2020

The Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History turns 40 and the date is a good motive to assess the evolution of this academic field and its prospects. Economic and Social History changed deeply between 1980 and 2020. Throughout this period, the discipline has progressively expanded its research interests beyond the old macro-narratives centred on economic growth or the concepts of social class or status. Although these topics continue to be well alive, the agenda of Economic and Social History has expanded to include new dimensions: institutions, education, inequality, firms, gender or ethnic groups. Thanks to this process, the discipline has established links with other academic disciplines or approaches, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies or cultural history. Due to the open nature of the subject of this year’s conference, we invite all researchers in economic and social history to submit proposal for panels or individual papers on the topics they are currently developing, thus showcasing the thematic richness that defines this academic field today. As is usual in APHES’ conferences, proposal or panels on any historical period are accepted.

Paper proposals should include 4 keywords, an abstract (max. 500 words) indicating the topic, the aims, the theoretical approach and the empirical foundations; and a CV of 300-400 words. Panel proposals should include the same information for each participant and paper. They should include three papers and a chair for each proposed panel. Timeline: Deadline for submission of proposals: until 20 April 2020 Confirmation of accepted proposals: until 1 June 2020 Deadline for submission of full texts: until 21 September 2020

Single paper proposals should be sent to:

Panel proposals should be sent to:

Full texts should be sent to:

Keynote speaker Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford

Grants for students: Grants that cover registration costs are available for students. More information at: Deadline for applications: 6 October 2020. To be sent to:

APHES Prize 2020: A prize will be awarded to the best paper of a young researcher presented at the Meeting. See the Regulation at: Applications should equally be sent to:

Scientific Committee

Maria Eugénia Mata (Nova School of Business and Economics) – President

Álvaro Garrido (FEUC, Coimbra)

Inês Amorim (FLUP, Porto)

Joaquim da Costa Leite (DEGEI – UA, Aveiro)

Margarida Sobral Neto (FLUC, Coimbra)

Teresa Silva Lopes (University of York, UK)

Carlos Gabriel Guimarães (UFF – RJ, Brazil)

Helder Adegar Fonseca (DHUE, Évora)

The Organising Committee

Luciano Amaral (Nova School of Business and Economics)

Graça Almeida Borges (CIDEHUS, U. Évora)

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (Nova School of Business and Economics)

For more information checks the conference’s site:

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