CfP: 10th Sound Economic History Workshop

Call for papers: 10th Sound Economic History Workshop in Lund, Sweden

Date: 26-27 November 2015

Host: Department of Economic History, Lund University (Lund, Sweden)
Local organiser: Hana Nielsen and Thor Berger; Sound organiser: Jacob Weisdorf and Kerstin Enflo

Sponsor: Crafoord Foundation and Handelsbanken

Keynote speakers:
Joan Roses (London School of Economics)
Karin van der Beek (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Sound Workshop website: http://soundworkshops.wordpress.com

The main aim of the Sound Workshop is to gather young researchers in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers and leading economic historians.

Another aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the breadth of (especially Nordic) Economic History as an academic discipline, so there is no theme to the workshop, and submissions are encouraged from any sub-field of economic and social history.

Nordic scholars and scholars based in a Nordic country will be given preference, but others warmly welcome to apply. The workshop organizers particularly encourage presentations by PhD students and post-docs. PhD students and post-docs are also encouraged to participate even if they do not wish to present paper.

The Sound Workshop organisers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Depending on the number of participants, accepted papers will receive up to 25 minutes each (15 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for discussion). The workshop is a two-day event, and accepted speakers are expected to participate on both days (not just on the day they present).

There will be no registration fee for this meeting. The organisers will offer lunch on Thursday and Friday, dinner on Thursday evening, as well as refreshments during the workshop. The participants must cover the costs of hotel and travel themselves. There may be possibility for travel grants for PhD students (more information about this will be available later).

Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to Hana Nielsen (hana.nielsen@ekh.lu.se) and Thor Berger (thor.berger@ekh.lu.se) and no later than September 15, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be given by October 1, 2015.

For more information please visit the Sound Economic History Workshop website: http://soundworkshops.wordpress.com.