Call for Papers: EHA 2015: Diversity in Economic History

Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association, in Nashville, Tennessee, September 11-13, 2015

The theme for EHA 2015 is “diversity” in economic history. Diversity refers to differences in economic outcomes by race, ethnicity or tribal group, religion, location within countries (for example, urban vs. rural, or North vs. South), gender, and other attributes and how these evolve over the course of economic development. Papers documenting these differences in historical settings have been selected as part of the program, as are papers that measure the impact of various institutions or government policies (for example, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States) or that examine long run trends in economic inequality more broadly construed.


The Program Committee (Martha Bailey, University of Michigan (chair), together with Tomas Cvrcek, Theresa Gutberlet, and Suresh Naidu) has finished making their selections and all the submitters have been told of the selection. Individuals who presented or co-authored a paper given at the 2014 meeting are not eligible for inclusion in the 2015 program. Moreover, those that have been accepted as part of the program need to send the Meetings Coordinator Jari Eloranta an updated abstract by July 15.


Paper and session submissions are now closed.


Graduate students are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special graduate student dinner. A poster session welcomes work from dissertations in progress. Applications for the poster session are now closed. The decisions will be forthcoming in mid-June latest. Those students wishing to just attend the meetings need to contact the Meetings Coordinator.


The dissertation session, convened by Marianne Wanamaker (University of Tennessee) and Eric Chaney (Harvard University), will honor six dissertations completed during the 2014-2015 academic year. The submission deadline has now passed and no more submissions will be accepted. The Alexander Gerschenkron and Allan Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertations on non-North American and North American topics respectively. Dissertations must be submitted as a single PDF file. Files of less than 5 MB in size may be sent directly to the conveners as an email attachment. All dissertation competition submitters will be notified whether they were selected as finalists in mid-July.