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2007 Economic History Association Meetings Space and Place in Economic History
The Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, Austin, Texas
September 6-9, 2007
Paul Hohenberg, President
Economic History Association 2007 Annual Meeting
Registration is closed.
The deadline for pre-registration for the 2007 Austin Meeting has passed. People are still welcome to attend but must register on site when they arrive at the Sheraton Austin Hotel for the conference.
Attention Attendees of the 2007 EHA Conference in Austin, Texas
The Sheraton Austin Hotel is completely booked for the weekend.
Please visit the hotel page for more information.
The Program Committee – Susan Carter (UC Riverside) and Anne McCants (MIT), co-chairs, Metin Cosgel (University of Connecticut) and Peter Rousseau (Vanderbilt University) – welcome proposals for individual papers and for entire sessions. As is the rule, papers on all subjects in economic history are welcome, but a number of sessions will be devoted to the theme of “Space and place in economic history” chosen by President Paul Hohenberg.
Economists have largely neglected space or tried to reduce it to distance interpreted as transport cost. Historians, more attuned to place, or space with meaning, focus mainly on politically defined social units evolving and interacting over time. Yet spatial structure and organization contribute, for good or ill, to both the quality of life and the efficiency and dynamism of economic activity. Economic agents interact not only through market exchange but through propinquity and/or direct connections (networks, spillovers, agglomeration…).
The Program Committee invites papers and sessions dealing with location and land use, spatial networks, geographic influences on economic development, settlement patterns and urban systems, diffusion, and generally with flows of people, goods, capital, ideas, and techniques. Work in the New Economic Geography or using such techniques as GIS is encouraged. Papers and session proposals should be submitted online. Paper authors should submit a 3-5 page précis and a 150-word abstract suitable for publication in the Journal of Economic History. The due date is January 31, 2007.
The dissertation session, convened by Joyce Burnette (Wabash College) and Carolyn Moehling (Rutgers University) will present and honor six dissertations completed during the 2006-2007 academic year. The due date is June 1, 2007. The Gerschenkron and Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation on non-North American and North American topics.
Graduate students are encouraged to attend and the Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special dinner. A poster session welcomes work from dissertations in progress. For further information, check www.ehameeting.com or contact Meetings Coordinator Carolyn Tuttle at .
Some points to keep in mind in submitting proposals:
- Papers should in all cases be work in progress rather than published or accepted work; you should indicate whether the work has been submitted for publication.
- Submissions for entire sessions should include no more than three papers.
- The Committee will determine which papers will be included in accepted sessions and may mix and match proposed sessions and papers.
- Scholars submitting a dissertation to the session and competition should not in the same year submit a proposal to the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.
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