Economic History Association 2010 Annual Meeting

THE ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR MAKING THE 2010 MEETINGS A SUCCESS. THE CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2011 WILL BE UP SHORTLY.

 

Complete Meetings Program: http://eh.net/eha/system/files/EHA%202010%20Program%20Guide.pdf

 

Scholars who work on a single locality, period, or institution usually have in mind some kind of comparative question, although the comparative dimension is often implicit rather than explicitly articulated.  Recently, formal comparative approaches have figured more prominently in economic history. These approaches take a variety of forms, from detailed qualitative studies of two or more cases to quantitative examinations of large numbers of countries. This conference seeks to provoke a dialog between the comparative and the specific by attracting a broad range of papers that are implicitly or explicitly comparative. What do we learn from comparative work?  How can we make better comparisons?  What would we lose if all work was comparative?

The Program Committee (Timothy Guinnane, Yale University (Chair); Carolyn Moehling, Rutgers University; William Summerhill, UCLA; and Jan Luiten van Zanden, Utrecht University) will host numerous papers on all subjects in economic history, though some preference has been given to papers that specifically fit the theme. The deadline for submitting paper proposals has passed.

Papers should in all cases be works in progress rather than accepted or published work. Submitters should let the program committee know if the paper they are proposing has already been submitted for publication. Individuals who presented or co-authored a paper given at the 2009 meeting are not eligible for inclusion in the 2010 program.

The paper, poster, and dissertation presenters need to send in their revised paper abstracts, if they want to update their paper information, by July 1st latest to the Meetings Coordinator (Jari Eloranta). Those abstracts will be then used in the final conference program booklet. Moreover, paper presenters should send their complete papers to the Meetings Coordinator by August 1st latest. Note that the organizers cannot guarantee that papers sent after that date will be uploaded onto the conference website in time for the meeting. Additionally, paper presenters should send their papers to their session participants directly.

Graduate students are strongly 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. The deadline for the poster session applications has passed. However, graduate students can still check with the Meetings Coordinator to see if there are spaces left to attend the conference without the travel subsidies, i.e. enjoy the free (shared) hotel room and other discounts. The dissertation session convened by Eric Hilt (Wellesley College, ehilt@wellesley.edu) and Nathan Sussman (Hebrew University, msussman@mscc.huji.ac.il) will honor six dissertations completed during the 2009-2010 academic year. The submission deadline is June 11, 2010. The Alexander Gerschenkron and Allan Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertations on non-North American and North American topics respectively.

For further information, contact Meetings Coordinator Jari Eloranta at elorantaj@appstate.edu or see the meetings program for detailed description of the conference program and other pertinent details.