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EHS annual conference 2013: cfp
Economic History Society Annual Conference
5 – 7 April 2013
University of York
Call for Academic Papers
The 2013 annual conference of the Economic History Society will be hosted by the University of York from 5 – 7 April.
The conference programme committee welcomes proposals in all aspects of economic and social history covering a wide range of periods and countries, and particularly welcomes papers of an interdisciplinary nature. Preference may be given to scholars who did not present a paper at the previous year’s conference. Those currently studying for, or who have recently completed, a PhD should submit a proposal to the New Researcher session; please see the Call for New Researcher papers at: http://www.ehs.org.uk/ehs/AnnualConferences/cfpNR.asp
The committee invites proposals for individual papers, as well as for entire sessions (3 speakers [optimum], 1.5 hours duration; no more than 4 papers will be accepted for any one session). Please note that the committee reserves the right to determine which papers will be presented in the session if it is accepted. If a session is not accepted, the committee may incorporate one or more of the proposed papers into other panels.
Proposals should please be submitted online via the Economic History Society website (www.ehs.org.uk). You will be asked to submit:
For single paper submissions:
• The title of the paper proposed.
• A short abstract of the paper proposed (400-500 words).*
• Up to five keywords, which can be used to help the conference coordinating committee allocate papers between sessions.
• Contact details (name, affiliation and e-mail address; including those of co-authors).
• A brief C.V.
• The title of the proposed session.
• The rationale for the session (up to 100 words).
• The titles of each paper proposed.
• A short abstract for each paper proposed (400-500 words).*
• Contact details for each speaker (name, affiliation and e-mail address; including those of co-authors).
• A brief C.V. for each proposed speaker.
* The abstract(s) should: explain the background to the paper; the questions it addresses; the sources and methods it employs; and the main conclusions or findings.
For full consideration, proposals must be received by 12 September 2012. Notices of acceptance will be sent to individual paper givers by mid-November 2012. Should your paper be accepted, you will be asked to provide the following:
A revised abstract of the paper (750-1,000 words) for inclusion in the conference booklet (by 12 December 2012).
A brief non-technical summary of your paper (if required) for the ‘Media Briefings’ section of the Society’s website (by 1 February 2013).
An electronic copy of your full paper, or a web address where the paper is available for consultation (by 1 March 2013).
It is the normal expectation that speakers who submit a proposal for a paper to the conference committee should be able to obtain independent financial support for their travel and conference attendance. However, a very limited support fund exists to assist overseas speakers who are unable to obtain funding from their own institution or from another source. Details of this fund and an application form can be obtained from the Society’s administrative secretary, Maureen Galbraith. It is important that a completed application form is submitted by the September deadline. Only in exceptional circumstances will later applications for support be considered.
Any queries should please be directed to Maureen Galbraith (firstname.lastname@example.org).