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

  

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

Proposals and full texts should be sent to: aphes40@gmail.com

 

Keynote speaker

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

https://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/faculty/stephen-noel-broadberry

 

Grants for students

Grants that cover registration costs are available for students. More information at:

http://www.aphes.pt/images/RegBolsas.pdf

Deadline for applications: 6 October, 2020. To be sent to: aphes40@gmail.com

 

APHES Prize 2020

A prize will be awarded to the best paper of a young researcher presented at the Meeting. See the Regulation at:

https://www.aphes.pt/index.php/premio/premio-aphes/regulamento. Applications should equally be sent to:

aphes40@gmail.com

 

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)

 

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)

 

More information soon.

Call for Papers: Price Currents, Financial Information and Market Transparency

Workshop Amsterdam, 27 November 2020

What’s the relationship between changing price information flows and evolving market structures? Jointly organized by EURHISFIRM and NEHA, this workshop focuses on price currents and other types of public and private price information. What do such publications tell us about the markets they served, the stocks listed, the terms and conditions of trade, and the individual market’s degree of transparency? What do differences across Europe tell us about the character of national markets?

The workshop is intended as a preparation for a full session on these issues at the World Economic History Conference in Paris, 2021. Those interested to present are asked to send an abstract of no more than 250 words to joost.jonker@iisg.nl. Participants will have to provide their own funding for travel and accomodation.

Deadline for submitting proposals 1 June 2020

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Call for papers : FRESH conference – Paris, 29 April 2020

On 29 April 2020 the Paris School of Economics will host a Frontier Research in Economic and Social History meeting (FRESH). FRESH meetings aim at gathering researchers to present their ongoing research at an early stage, and discuss them with peers, in a friendly environment.

The Paris meeting will be hosted and financed by the Center for Economic and Social History François Simiand of Paris School of Economics. It will be especially addressed to young researchers working at the interaction of business and economic history and linking these aspects to issues in international political economy and international economic relations, from the nineteenth to the twenty first centuries.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Leslie Hannah, emeritus professor at the London School of Economics and at the University of Tokyo. Professor Hannah will present his research on the largest UK manufacturing employers of 1881, focusing on the determinants of whether they listed and their choices among 26 UK stock exchanges.

Proposals using a wide range of different methodologies are welcomed. We especially welcome submissions dealing with topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Global firms in a globalizing world
  • International financial credit to industry and firms
  • Relationships between banks and industry
  • Relationship between firms and state and non-state actors (associations, supra-national organizations)
  • Firms’ governance and organization
  • Global circulation of techniques and managerial practices
  • Firms’ survival during global crises

PhD students and new researchers are especially encouraged to submit their work.

To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic CV (in Word or PDF format) to fresh.2020.pse@gmail.com by 14 February 2020. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 29 February 2020.

There will be at least three bursaries to help PhD students to cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Further information on how to apply for these will be made available to successful applicants.

REMINDER: Conference: New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises

Paris, Monday, June 29, 2020 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The recent global financial crisis has sparked renewed interest in the interwar financial and banking crises, particularly those associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s. This new wave of research has been supported by an unprecedented increase in the digitization of monetary and financial statistics as well as data on local economic activity and businesses. The digitisation of newspapers, central bank and parliamentary reports in several countries improves access to archival sources, opening new perspectives on the political economy of these crises.

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of domestic or international financial contagion (through interbank networks), as well as the real effects of banking crises.  However, this new wave of research has remained little comparative, and most of the work has focused on the contagion and consequences of the 1930-1931 banking troubles.

The first objective of this conference is to be truly comparative by bringing together researchers working on several countries. The second is to extend the scope of the analysis by considering the entire period between the two world wars. We are very interested in articles that attempt to explain the financial vulnerabilities of the early 1930s by examining the accumulation of risk (and the first financial crises) that started in the aftermath of the First World War. Third, the conference aims to examine the entire financial system, investigating the relationships between stock markets, banks and non-bank financial institutions (including public financial entities). Fourth, we also welcome papers that study how financial and banking systems were fixed in countries exiting crises.

More info: https://portal.cepr.org/new-perspectives-interwar-financial-and-banking-crises

Invitation to the Conference – New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises

Monday, June 29, 2020 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Meeting Venue: Paris

Full papers or extended abstracts (3 – 5 pages) by Monday 16 December 2019

The recent global financial crisis has sparked renewed interest in the interwar financial and banking crises, particularly those associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s. This new wave of research has been supported by an unprecedented increase in the digitisation of monetary and financial statistics as well as data on local economic activity and businesses. The digitisation of newspapers, central bank and parliamentary reports in several countries improves access to archival sources, opening new perspectives on the political economy of these crises.

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of domestic or international financial contagion (through interbank networks), as well as the real effects of banking crises. However, this new wave of research has remained little comparative, and most of the work has focused on the contagion and consequences of the 1930-1931 banking troubles.

The first objective of this conference is to be truly comparative by bringing together researchers working on numerous different countries. The second is to extend the scope of the analysis by considering the entire period between the two world wars. We are very interested in articles that attempt to explain the financial vulnerabilities of the early 1930s by examining the accumulation of risk (and the first financial crises) that started in the aftermath of the First World War. Third, the conference aims to examine the entire financial system, investigating the relationships between stock markets, banks and non-bank financial institutions (including public financial entities). Fourth, we also welcome papers that study how financial and banking systems were fixed in countries exiting crises.

 

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International Congress of French Business History

Paris, 11th – 13th September 2019, Université Dauphine, Sorbonne Université , ESCP Europe

Clichés persist, which is why we are sometimes still faced with the question: Are French businesses adapted to the economic, ecological, technological or social challenges of global capitalism? Are they modern? It is true that a powerful state, imposing publicly owned companies, the specific methods of regulating the consumer market, a world of work concerned with its achievements, as well as what could be described as a special relationship with innovation, risk, funding or new technologies have left a lasting mark on France.

This has yet to be analysed. Does that explain why France, its businesses, its organisations – in short, French capitalism – often seem to be ignored in recent research and publications on the history of businesses and global capitalism? In other words, in order to take stock of the history of businesses in France is it not logical to assess France’s place in the history of capitalism? Answering these questions is the objective that has been set for the 2019 Paris International Congress of French Business History.

Read more: https://businesshistory.sciencesconf.org

EUROPEAN HISTORICAL ECONOMICS SOCIETY CONFERENCE

29TH TO 31ST AUGUST 2019, PARIS, FRANCE

The thirteenth European Historical Economics Society Conference will be held at the Paris School of Economics, Thursday – Saturday, 29 – 31. August 2019.

The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for sessions and individual papers on any aspect of European or global economic history covering a wide range of periods, countries and regions.

In order to allow as many scholars as possible to participate, each participant will be limited to give only one presentation (he/she can also be a co-author in other papers presented at the conference, as long as another co-author participates and presents each of these paper).

Read more: https://ehes2019.sciencesconf.org

25th Colloquium of the History of Management and Organizations

Lyon / March 26th and 27th 2020

Organised by the French Association for History of Management and Organizations (AHMO) and the Institute for Education and Research in Healthcare and Social Service Organizations (IFROSS, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3), with the collaboration of the Centre for Historical Research Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA, UMR 5190) and Triangle (UMR 5206).

The Colloquium in History of Management and Organizations (JHMO) is the annual, international and interdisciplinary colloquium organised by the French Association for History of Management and Organizations (AHMO). It gathers scholars in history, management studies, sociology, economics and other related fields, who share the historical approach of AHMO research topics: organisations, managerial thought and practice, and the field of management studies.

As in previous years, the 25th JHMO is divided in two sessions. The general session is open to any papers dealing with managerial matters using historical methods. The thematic session focuses on “paths and networks”.

Read more: https://jhmo2020.sciencesconf.org