Graduate Student Participation

Annual Meetings Graduate Student Information

 

Poster Session

 

Intended for disseminating preliminary results from graduate thesis work.   Those accepted receive the following support:

  • Travel subsidies up to $500 for domestic flights or train fare, up to $800 for international flights.
  • Complimentary hotel rooms (double occupancy, shared with another graduate student) for up to 3 nights.
  • 60 percent discount on the registration fee
  • 80 percent discount on the Saturday Presidential Banquet
  • Free dinner with other graduate students Friday night.

 

Poster session submission system is now CLOSED.

All submitters will be notified of acceptance or if they were declined by late June.

 

Graduate students who have presented a poster are eligible for the dissertation session in a subsequent year, but may present a poster session only once during their graduate career.  If a student applies both for the dissertation session and to present a poster, and the student is accepted to be part of the dissertation session, a prior invitation to present a poster that year will be withdrawn.  Participating in the poster session does not preclude submitting a paper and having it accepted for the regular program the following year.

 

Graduate students interested in attending the annual meeting but not participating in the poster session are eligible, depending on funding availability, for up to three nights’ complimentary hotel room (double occupancy, shared with another graduate student). Send requests to the email addresses listed above. Applicants must be members of the Association. Deadline: July 1, 2016. Awards announced by mid-to-late-July.  Questions about the poster session should be directed to the Meetings Coordinator (Jari Eloranta, elorantaj@appstate.edu).

 

Practical Details on the Poster:

To ease travel complications, we will provide the poster board. We intend to purchase Staple Poster Board, 22″ x 28″ (OR something very similar). To attach the posters, we will bring tacks and tape.

 

As you prepare your poster please remember that “Less is More.” Think of your poster as an advertisement of your paper, not as the paper itself. Your goal is to engage people in conversation and encourage them to take a copy of your paper home with them. Those who are looking at a poster want to quickly know what question you are asking, why that is an interesting question and what answer you propose. You want people to be able to see everything on your poster from a comfortable distance. That means you will want to large font (minimum 12 pt.). And remember, a picture is worth a thousand words: graphs tell a story much more effectively than words. Is there a graph that captures the puzzle addressed in your paper?

 

You will want to bring along approximately 25 copies of your paper which interested people can take with them. Be sure to include your name, your affiliation, email address, and a date on your title page. If you have business cards, bring those too.

 

The posters will be displayed in the foyer where our coffee breaks are held. This will give you maximum exposure in a minimum amount of time. There will be designated times when the poster presenters are asked to be with their posters, namely Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.

Ph.D. recipients selected as finalists for the dissertation session will receive a travel subsidy. See procedures for applying for the Nevins or Gerschenkron prizes.

 

Dissertation Awards

 

The Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: May 15, 2016The Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History is awarded annually by the Economic History Association on behalf of Columbia University Press for the best dissertation in U.S. or Canadian economic history completed during the previous year. The 2016 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado in September 2016.Scholars submitting a dissertation for the dissertation and prizes for the 2016 Economic History Association meeting may not submit a proposal for the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.Eligibility: Those who received their Ph.D. between June 1, 2015 and May 30, 2016 are eligible and invited to submit their dissertation for consideration. All candidates for these prizes must be members of the Economic History Association. Dissertations submitted for consideration must be in English. Submission of a dissertation implies that candidates are prepared to attend the 2016 meetings in Boulder, Colorado.  Presentation of a dissertation summary is required by all finalists. Submissions: To be considered for these prizes, completed dissertations must be submitted by email on or before May 15, 2016. Submissions of more than 5MB should prepare to send a download link rather than an attachment. Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. DEADLINE FOR DATE-STAMP ON EMAIL ENTRIES: May 15, 2016

Please send submitted dissertations to:

Hoyt Bleakley (Associate Professor of Economics)
Univeristy of Michigan
email: hoytb@umich.edu

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. 

 

Alexander Gerschenkron Prize

The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada completed during the preceding year. The 2016 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado in September 2016.Scholars submitting a dissertation for the dissertation and prizes for the 2016 Economic History Association meeting may not submit a proposal for the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.Eligibility: Those who received their Ph.D. between June 1, 2015 and May 30, 2016 are eligible and invited to submit their dissertation for consideration. All candidates for these prizes must be members of the Economic History Association. Dissertations submitted for consideration must be in English. Submission of a dissertation implies that candidates are prepared to attend the 2016 meetings in Boulder, Colorado.  Presentation of a dissertation summary is required by all finalists.Submissions: To be considered for these prizes, completed dissertations must be submitted by email on or before May 15, 2016. Submissions of more than 5MB should prepare to send a download link rather than an attachment. Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. DEADLINE FOR DATESTAMP ON EMAIL ENTRIES: May 15, 2016Please send submitted dissertations to:
Petra Moser
New York University
email: pmoser@stern.nyu.edu

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. 

 

For more details, see here: http://eh.net/eha/prizes/