41st Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference
Hyatt Regency Downtown, Montreal, Canada
May 26, 2016 – May 28, 2016
The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 41st Annual Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown Montreal. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates. The 41st Annual Conference will also include a French track. La 41ième conférence annuelle accueillera des propositions et présentations en français comme en anglais.
The EBHS conference offers participants the opportunity for intellectual interchange with an international, interdisciplinary, and collegial group of scholars (typically about half our participants are from economics departments and half are from history or economic history departments). EBHS prides itself on its openness to new members and we offer reduced conference fees for graduate students and early career researchers (four years or less since doctorate earned). Our regular registration fees are reasonable, as is the cost of accommodation at the conference venue.
In addition to the sessions, there will be some activities that should be of interest to all participants. These include a tour of historical venues of Montreal. Of course, in keeping with the collegial nature of EBHS, there will be plenty opportunities for informal social activities within walking distance from the downtown-located Conference, including museums, fine dining, shopping outlets, the Old Montreal, as well as many ongoing festivals.
Proposals, in English or French, should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2016. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by March 1, 2016. Online registration is available at www.ebhsoc.org.
Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at ebhs2016, or to the Program Chair by postal mail (not preferred):
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Atkinson Building, #254
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
EBHS also operates a peer-reviewed open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History, edited by Jason Taylor (Central Michigan University). Conference papers and non-conference papers alike may be submitted to Essays for consideration. We invite you to visit our website, www.ebhsoc.org, to see our editorial board and policies, as well as back issues.
We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal!
Social Science History is thrilled to announce that it has resumed circulation with its new publisher Cambridge University Press. Eight issues — four in Volume 38 (2014) and four in Volume 39 (2015) are being circulated in the current calendar year to make up for the lost year of publication while the SSHA legal suit was in progress.
If you have been a member of the Social Science History Association in the past, or would like to join now for the first time, please visit the SSHA webpage at ssha.org and click on the link under ‘Now is a great time to join the SSHA!’ to renew. All previous membership files were terminated by the previous publisher of SSH making it necessary for everyone to renew afresh. We look forward to seeing many of you in Baltimore November 12-15th for the annual meeting — Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives, presided over by current SSHA President Susan Carter.
Anne EC McCants
Editor, Social Science History
2015 Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland (Limerick, November 27-28 2015)Publicado: 21.09.2015
Economic and Social History Society of Ireland 2015 Annual Conference
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November 2015
Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Call for Papers
‘Exploring Everyday Lives’
The Alltagsgeschichte (‘every-day history’) which developed in the 1980s has since been challenged as presenting sentimental and simplistic interpretations of the past. Yet the exploration of the routine and the everyday in the lives of individuals, families, neighbourhoods and workplaces continues to throw light on the complexities of popular and personal experience and to raise questions about broader and more long-term developments. This conference considers such mundane but vital matters as (inter alia) the shaping of the daily round, work practices inside and outside the home, accommodation arrangements, popular reading, household economies, after-work leisure, daily travel, domestic religious devotion, and everyday domestic health/medicine. Papers, which can focus on any region and any historical period, will be 20 minutes in length (no more!) and will ideally address two inter-linked issues: (a) How the sources used (documentary, visual, oral) have been interrogated, and (b) How the chosen topic throws light on the wider social realities of the period.
We also encourage submissions on areas of business, economic, financial and social history that fall outside the theme of this conference.
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, indicating the subject, main research questions and main source(s), to Dr Maura Cronin (maura.cronin @ mic.ul.ie), heading your email ‘ESHSI Conference Proposal’ followed by your surname and first name (e.g. ESHSI Conference Proposal Bloggs Joe).
William R. Summerhill. Inglorious Revolution. Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil.Publicado: 18.09.2015
Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil
William R. Summerhill
Nineteenth-century Brazil’s constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in international and domestic capital markets without default. Yet it failed to lay the institutional foundations that private financial markets needed to thrive. This study shows why sovereign creditworthiness did not necessarily translate into financial development.
Oct 06, 2015
360 p., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
33 b/w illus.
Cloth: $85.00 tx
“Inglorious Revolution addresses a frontier question in political economy: new states need sources of finance, but how can a new state make a credible commitment to its creditors that it will repay its debts? Inglorious Revolution shows that Brazil solved this commitment problem by creating a constitutional monarchy in which parliament held the reins of power and was composed of a tight knit class of merchants and planters who were the state’s creditors. Credibility came at a cost however, because this merchant-planter elite made sure that almost nothing happened in Brazil without their say-so, and they almost never said yes. Nineteenth century Brazil therefore had stable public finances, and avoided the endless coups and civil wars that plagued new states in Latin America and Africa, but it remained economically backward.”–Stephen Haber, Stanford University
“This volume is one of the most original studies of 19th century Brazilian public finance published in any language. It not only provides a wealth of original research material but has raised fundamental issues about why Imperial Brazil’s extraordinary record of international credit in the 19th century did not lead to a major financial and capital development. Does this unusual case of a credit worthy state which still did not grow provide a useful counterbalance to the theories of economic growth. Summerhill makes a good argument for this thesis and thus the book will prove to be of much broader interest to the field of economic history and economic development.”–Herbert S. Klein, Columbia University & Stanford University
“Inglorious Revolution is a welcome contribution to Brazilian economic history. This polished, original book will become the main reference for the study of imperial Brazil for historians and economic historians in the years to come.”—Aldo Musacchio, Harvard Business School and Brandeis International Business School
“A critical weakness of much scholarship on long-run economic development is that it makes generalizations from a few salient histories, usually of European countries. In Britain change in political institutions allowing the government to borrow apparently led to a financial revolution. But this brilliant book shows that exactly analogous political changes in Brazil did not have the same consequences. A Trojan horse in the conventional wisdom.”–James A. Robinson, University of Chicago
“Using a vast array of archival evidence Summerhill convincingly shows that political commitment to a secure public debt was neither necessary nor sufficient to insure financial development in nineteenth century Brazil. A must-read for economic and financial historians and for anyone interested in the politics of financial development.”–Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, California Institute of Technology
William R. Summerhill. Inglorious Revolution. Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. Link to Yale University Press.
Coloquio Internacional: Comercio y minería en la historia de América Latina. Homenaje a Inés Herrera (Morelia , 3 y 4 de diciembre de 2015)Publicado: 18.09.2015
Coloquio Internacional: Comercio y minería en la historia de América Latina. Homenaje a Inés Herrera Canales
Centro Cultural Universitario, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, 3 y 4 de diciembre de 2015
Felipe Castro, IIH-UNAM, México.
Mario Cerutti, UANL, México.
Carlos Contreras, PUCP, Perú.
Willian Culver, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, EU.
Francisco Omar Escamilla González, AHPM-UNAM, México.
Eduardo Flores Clair, DEH, INAH, México.
Moisés Gámez Rodríguez, El Colegio de San Luis, México.
Sergio González Miranda, Universidad Arturo Prat, Chile.
Edgar O. Gutiérrez, DEH, INAH, México.
Inés Herrera Canales, DEH, INAH, México.
Sandra Kuntz Ficker, El Colegio de México, México.
Leonor Ludlow Wiechers, IIH-UNAM, México.
Carlos Marichal, El Colegio de México, México.
Raúl Marin Álvarez, FES- Acatlán-UNAM, México.
Brígida von Mentz Lundberg, CIESAS, México.
Rosa María Meyer, DEH, INAH, México.
Lucero Morelos Rodríguez, IG-UNAM, México.
Javier Ortega Morel, UAEH, México.
Alma Parra Campos, DEH, INAH, México.
Paolo Riguzzi, El Colegio Mexiquense, México.
Juan Manuel Romero Gil, UNISON, México.
Carmen Salazar Soler, CNRS, Francia.
Jorge Silva Riquer, UMSNH, México.
Anne Staples, El Colegio de México, México.
José Alfredo Uribe Salas, UMSNH, México.
Cuauhtémoc Velasco Ávila, DEH, INAH, México.
Instituciones que convocan:
Facultad de Historia, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
Dirección de Estudios Históricos, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
José Alfredo Uribe Salas
Eduardo Flores Clair