CfP: London Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting, December 14-15, 2012Publicado: 15.06.2012
CfP: London Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting,
December 14-15, 2012
Call for papers:
London Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting
Topic: Financial Institutions and Economic Growth in Historical Perspective
Date: December 14-15, 2012
Hosting Institution: Department of Economic History, London School of
Keynote Speakers: Alan Taylor (Virginia), John Turner (QUB) and Joachim Voth
Local Organizers: Olivier Accominotti, Chris Minns.
FRESH Organizers: Paul Sharp, Jacob Weisdorf and Rowena Gray.
ESRC (Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council) have sponsored FRESH
for 3 meetings across the UK over the next 2 years. The first one will be a
2-day meeting hosted at LSE. FRESH meetings are aimed at researchers in any
field of economic and social history. The meetings build on the concept that
scholars present their ongoing research at an early stage, i.e. normally
before it becomes published as a working paper or the like, and certainly
before it is published in books or journals. The main aim of the meetings is
to gather researchers in a friendly and collegial environment where they can
present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers.
The FRESH meeting organizers strive to accommodate as many speakers as
possible. Accepted papers will receive 45 minutes each (25 minutes for
presentation and 20 minutes for discussion). However, in the interest of
avoiding parallel sessions, the presentation time may be shortened.
There will be no registration fee for this meeting and there will be some
support available for travel and accommodation, which will be allocated to
graduate student presenters as a priority.
For this meeting we particularly encourage papers on financial institutions,
financial crises and economic growth, but submissions from scholars working
in other areas are also welcome.
Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to
Olivier Accominotti (o.accominotti) no later than August 31, 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be given by the end of September 2012.
Potential participants may also be interested to know that the EREH is
hosting a Fast-track event on December 13, also at LSE. For more details, see
For more information about FRESH meetings, please visit the FRESH website at