Annual Meeting Overview

ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW

Meet Us in Sacramento, California
September 6-8, 2024

Welcome to Sacramento, California, a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty to create a one-of-a-kind experience. As you explore the heart of the Golden State, you’ll discover a captivating array of attractions. Begin your journey at the iconic State Capitol building, where you can witness the state’s governance in action and stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds. For history enthusiasts, the Old Sacramento Waterfront is a treasure trove of Gold Rush-era architecture, museums, and charming shops.¬†

The Crocker Art Museum showcases an impressive collection of fine art, while the Railroad Museum pays homage to Sacramento’s vital role in the development of the transcontinental railroad. Nature lovers can’t miss the serene beauty of the American River Parkway, offering miles of scenic trails for hiking and cycling. And when it’s time to relax, enjoy Sacramento’s thriving culinary scene, with farm-to-fork restaurants, lively breweries, and a diverse array of global cuisines. Sacramento welcomes you to a world of exploration and adventure.

Globalization: Perspectives from the Past

Globalization in past centuries has been marred by colonialism and forced migration, even as it has allowed technology to spread around the world. Over the past century, globalization has presented tremendous opportunities for economic growth for many countries, but one with pitfalls as well, as those seeking to manage cross-border capital flows have discovered with financial crises. Globalization also has had short-run and longer-run impact on the environment, including increased greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, habitat destruction, and invasive species. All of these facets of globalization have profound implications for society. The theme of this conference will explore past episodes, past events, and past evidence to understand how globalization affects the world in all its dimensions, for good and for ill.

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is a vibrant and diverse city that offers a wide range of tourist attractions and experiences.

Start your visit at the historic Old Sacramento Waterfront, where cobblestone streets lead you to a charming district filled with museums, shops, and restaurants. Don’t miss the captivating California State Railroad Museum, where you can step back in time and explore the history of the American railroad.

The California State Capitol, an architectural masterpiece, is open for tours, offering insight into the state’s governance and history. Nearby, the lush Capitol Park is perfect for a leisurely stroll among beautiful gardens and memorials.

For art enthusiasts, the Crocker Art Museum is a must-visit, showcasing an extensive collection of artworks from various eras and cultures. Take a leisurely bike ride or walk along the scenic American River Parkway, a vast network of trails winding through natural beauty.