CFP Session of Congress of the Spanish Association of Historical Demography: Migration flows, money and credit (16-19th centuries) (Cadiz, 21-24 june 2016)

Call for Papers: "Migration flows, money and credit (16-19th centuries): foreign money and absentees money" of the 11th Congress of the Spanish Association of Historical Demography

Place: Cadiz (Spain)
Time: 21 – 24 june 2016.

Session Chairs: CEBREIRO ARES, Francisco and REY CASTELAO, Ofelia.
Faculty of Geography and History, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
francisco. cebreiro @ ; ofelia.rey @

Papers could be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian

A title, abstract (of 150 words) and a resume of max 4 pages should be sent prior to November 29th of 2015

The economic impact of migration is one of the fundamentals in the historical analysis of any population. Yet research into this area is far from complete. This, among many others, was one of the conclusions drawn by the 1st European Conference for Historical Demography (Santiago de Compostela, 1993), with no further investigation having been carried out since in this specific area. More specifically, monetary transfers between regions of origin and those of destination have increasingly gained prominence as a means to explain facts relevant to the development of the sending and receiving societies.

Contemporary observers and scholarly literature from the XIX century has bestowed us with two foundations that still survive in current historiography. On the one hand, the large scale trade involving the metropolis of the two colonial empires and foreigners, either individuals or groups, who used to operate from the varying economic hubs of each period (Italy, Netherlands, France, British Islands, and so on). This flow has been studied mainly from the perspective of monetary drains and the illegal withdrawal of gold and silver coins and precious metals.

On the other hand, we have the favourable effect of the small contributions coming in from migrants? remittances into the savings of families of origin domestic economies. These small scale financial transferences involved individuals from secondary economic systems and areas. These two different ways of considering the link between money and migration involve rating phenomena by their effects, when really, they can hardly be said to be quantifiable, especially in the second case, on which there is far less bibliography due to shortage of documentation and datasets.

In this session we aim to breach the gulf between both perspectives by taking on different outlooks, and looking at groups, agents, middlemen, networks and quantities. Priority will be given to the comparative study of different groups operating in the same area; to these single groups operating in different areas. Similarly, another goal of this study is to closely observe the role of women in these phenomena, an often forgotten dimension in the larger picture of the study of great trade and monetary flows. Despite having pointed out the interest of the role of women in particular case studies, we should not underestimate the leeway for studying the monetary phenomenon in these areas and groups in the middle and long term.

This perspective, closely linked to the daily comings and goings of the lower classes and the peasantry does not imply that we remain unaware of the great flows in capital caused by the merchant communities and large companies. However, our focus will mostly be on the lesser credit and indebtedness, connected to individuals? migratory displacement (within the country of origin, and transoceanic, crossing over to America), seeing it through to the early stages of its implementation in the receiving areas.

It would be interesting, and something has already been suggested in this regard, to look for the connections between both kinds of capital flows; minor monetary movements and proletarian credit as they relate to the loftier transfer and financial credit. With a view to distinguishing separate scales in the monetary activities of a group, we primarily need access to a good knowledge of the demographics of that particular group, and their activities in a given time and space. With such data it would be possible to start establishing quantifiable characteristics that could eventually lead us to draw up scales within them.

First, it would be worthwhile to identify the groups that borrow and lend, those, who transferred their wealth across the colonial and European geography, be it in gold and silver, or with the less conspicuous means of bills. The interlaced accounting between two companies located in different commercial areas would also be an appealing area of study. Thus, different strata and quantities within the same time context could be identified, together with considerations of gender, e. g., Do women lend more to groups in the lower or higher levels? Do menial manual labourers and great merchants share a common creditor?

The difficulties inherent in the study of such a complex reality as money and credit forced us to call upon a full panoply of most diverse documentation. Without discarding lucky finds coming from private archives, our database has its main support in the notarial, taxing and judicial sources. Among notarial sources, in addition to the specific types of credit – obligations, census, "special sales", bills protest, – other documents of a more social nature, so to speak, such as endowments, wills, post-mortem inventories, are also deeply significant in a study of this type.

Any communications concerning these difficulties of method, which imply sources and study skills, related to the issues surrounding migratory flows will be especially welcome.


Postdoc in Lund: Economic History with Innovation Focus

The department of Economic History, Lund Univerity, announces one or more position/s as Postdoctoral fellow/s.

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History with innovation focus. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

To be qualified for employment as Postdoctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Innovation studies, Sociology, Economic Geography, Statistics, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History. The holder of the position will participate in a research group at the Department of Economic History dealing with Swedish innovations, funded by VINNOVA (The Swedish Agency for innovation systems). She/he is expected to be able to work with statistical analysis of existing new databases and complement the current group in competences and co-write articles as well as conduct independent own analyses.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

– international experience

– other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to do research

– ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants’ ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.


Applications should be written in English and must include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Publications including publication list

4. Certificates, references, etc

Type of employment

Full time position. Limit of tenure, two years

Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


Last application date 16.Nov.2015 11:59 PM CET

Convocatoria: Ayudas de investigación del Banco de España

Queridos amigos y querido Secretario General:

me complace enviaros la siguiente noticia:

ha salido la convocatoria del Banco de España de ayudas a la investigación en economía e historia economica. La información está disponible en:

os ruego que le deis la máxima difusión y con cierta urgencia, pues el plazo de solicitud termina el 15 de diciembre próximo y la preparación de la solicitud requiere tiempo;

quedo a vuestra disposición para cualquier detalle;


Pablo Martin-Aceña

Catedratico de Economía, Historia e Instituciones Económicas

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales

Universidad de Alcala

Plaza de la Victoria, s/n

28803 Alcala de Henares

Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Tel. + 34 91 885 4234

email: pablo.martin @

CFP: Capitalism, Crises and European Integration from 1945 to the Present (Florence, 26-28 May 2016)

Call for Papers
Capitalism, Crises and European Integration from 1945 to the present

First HEIRS-RICHIE Conference, European University Institute, Florence, 26-28 May 2016

The severe multidimensional crisis that has been affecting Europe since 2008 calls for a critical rethinking of European integration history. The crisis has raised questions about the nature of today’s European ‘project’, which appears in many ways different from what it was at its inception in the past century. Arguably, European integration took root in a moment of exception in the history of capitalism, when inequalities were at a historical low – in sharp contrast with the present era of globalised ‘neoliberal’ capital- ism and record inequalities. Europe’s present travails also highlight the importance of crises in shaping European integration. This feature is inherent to European integration history; the post-war mushrooming of integration and cooperation projects was a response to the deep social and economic crises of the continent.

This conference seeks to historicise post-war European integration in its connection to the history of capitalism and its crises in their multiple dimensions: economic, social, political, intellectual, environmental, among others. The aim will be to highlight different moments of change, rupture or continuity in the ideas and realisations that underlie European integration. We invite contributions on themes that include, but are not limited to:

  • Crises and European integration: exploring how crises have constituted moments of economic change, intellectual redefinition, and political and social re- configuration in European integration, as well as analysing how competing narratives of crises have been linked to competing visions of European integration.
  • Ideology, Capitalism and European Integration: the EC/EU and other international organisations have been loci of constant competition between different political and ideological currents. How did ideas and ideologies championed by national and trans- national actors penetrate different European ‘projects’ and policies? How can processes of transfers, learning and competition between and within European organisations be traced? How did European integration impact ideological changes in Europe and beyond?
  • Political Economy of European Integration: investigating how European organisations perceived, adapted, encouraged and responded to shifts in modes of production and organisation in different economic sectors; seeking to read the political economies fostered between the lines of the European treaties, institutions and policies: monetary, industrial, agricultural, social, trade, development, migration, employment, gender equalities, etc.
  • European Integration, regionalism and globalisation: arguably the main development of capitalism in the past fifty years, globalisation has been intertwined with European integration. How did European institutions and policies seek to shape, moderate, or shield European populations from increasing ‘globalisation’? Or how, on the contrary, did it constitute a multiplier effect on globalising forces? Can we identify diverging roles between different regional and international organisations in this respect?

PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers in history and connected disciplines are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short CV by 18 December 2015 to Aurélie Andry at aurelie.andry @ Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

Selection committee: Aurélie Andry, Haakon Ikonomou, Quentin Jouan, Guia Migani, Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Federico Romero, Laurent Warlouzet.

The History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) and the Réseau International des Chercheurs en Histoire de l’Intégration Européenne (RICHIE) are postgraduate student networks that strive to foster collaboration and interaction among postgraduate researchers across Europe with an interest in European integration history. This conference will bring together PhD students and academics from various disciplines to discuss their work in a number of panels. It will be coupled with a workshop on the theme ‘Capitalism, Crises and European Integration in the long 1970s’. In addition, there will be keynote lectures and speakers will be available for in-depth discussions. Some papers will be selected for publication in high-ranked history journal. The conference is part of the Jean Monnet Project ‘Rethinking European Integration History in Times of Crisis’ supported by the European Commission and the Alcide De Gasperi Research Center on the History of European Integration at the European University Institute.
For more information on this event, please visit:

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, manumourlon @

Nueva sección de Historia del Pensamiento Económico en la página de la AEHE

Historia del Pensamiento Económico en la AEHE

Estimados/as socios/as: Tradicionalmente, la Historia del Pensamiento Económico ha sido considerada un área independiente de la Historia de la Economía. Por ello, hemos considerado oportuno introducir una nueva sección dentro de la web de la AEHE dedicada exclusivamente a la Historia del Pensamiento Económico. En ella tienen cabida, las revistas, congresos y publicaciones especializadas en esta área de conocimiento. Así mismo se ha habilitado un apartado de Docencia en HPE que albergará recursos y contenidos que esperamos sean de ayuda para los docentes de esta disciplina.

Estrella Trincado (UCM)
(Responsable de la sección HPE)

Accede a la Sección de Historia del Pensamiento Económico
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Call for Papers: Economics and Human Biology (Tuebingen, October 15-16, 2016)

Economics and Human Biology
Tuebingen, October 15-16, 2016

Call for papers
This two-day workshop focuses on Economics and Human Biology. The conference is devoted to the exploration of the interrelationships between socio-economic processes and human beings as biological organisms.

Themes include:
• The impact of socio-economic processes, such as industrialization, urbanization, agricultural policy, technological change and commercialization and the degree of penetration of the world food system on biological welfare and health outcomes.
• The effects of government intervention programs, as well as macroeconomic and public health policy on the human organism at either the individual or the population level.
• Feedback effects from human biological outcomes to economic growth at the national, regional and local levels insofar as healthier individuals invariably lead longer, more creative, and more productive lives, thereby influencing the course of economic development.
• The complex symbiotic relationship between such anthropometric indicators as weight, birth-weight, physical stature and the body-mass-index, as well as morbidity and mortality, on the one hand and socio-economic processes or events on the other.
• Overweight and obesity: Causes and consequences.
• The measurement of poverty, malnutrition and psychological deprivation and the role of health and income inequality in the persistence of poverty traps.
• Health and the impact of resources since antiquity.
• The biological components of the quality of life: how well the human organism itself thrives in its socio-economic and epidemiological environment.

Contributions in auxology, anthropometry, biocultural anthropology, demography, development economics, economic history, epidemiology, health economics, human biology, human nutrition, health sciences, medicine, physical anthropology, public health and sociology are welcomed, as long as the contributions advance the study of the relationship between economics and human biology.
We will have two deadlines, November 15th, 2015 and May 1st, 2016 (one third of the slots will go to early submissions). Papers or abstracts (200 words, noting main data sources and hypotheses) should be send to Joerg.baten @ . All submissions will be acknowledged. An international committee will decide. Notices of acceptance will be sent to corresponding authors by November 30, 2015 and May 15, 2016, respectively.
Separate applications for travel funding and accommodation are welcome until March 1st 2016. The involvement of young scholars is strongly encouraged.

Seconde journée d’étude Fraude en situation transfrontalière (FRITE)

Histoire Eco
Association Française d’Histoire Économique (AFHE).


Trouvez ci-dessous le programme de la seconde journée consacrée à la fraude en situation transfrontalière

qui est organisée dans le cadre d’un projet émergent soutenu par la MESHS de Lille et par l’Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion

Vous êtes cordialement invités

Béatrice Touchelay

Professeur d’histoire contemporaine

Université de Lille 3 – UMR 8529 IRHiS

Fraude et inégalité en situation transfrontalière

Projet émergent

Seconde journée 2 novembre 2015

« Des histoires de fraudes et de frontières. Fraude et espaces transfrontaliers »


2 rue des canonniers

59002 Lille

Salle 002 MESHS.


9h15-9h30 Accueil

Introduction – Les avancées du projet Fraude et inégalités en situation transfrontalière, Béatrice Touchelay, université de Lille3 IRHiS

9h30-10h15 Torstein Feys, Université de Ghent, « L’impact des réseau de transport sur les mouvement transfrontalier illégaux »

10h15-11h00 Marjorie Morel, IRHiS-Lille3, « Contrefaçon ou original ? Le procès Pulsford (1864-1869), Nord-Pas-De-Calais »

11h00-11h45 Audrey Millet, IRHiS-Lille3, « Protéger les dessins en manufacture (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, France-Angleterre) »

11h45-12h00 Thérèse Bru, IDHES-Paris8, « L’ère du soupçon ; construction de la fraude scientifique et rivalités nationales (1770-1836) »

12h-12h45 Mohamed Kasdi, IRHiS-Lille3, « S’accommoder des douanes : fraudes, localisations et délocalisations des marchands et fabricants de toiles, de part et d’autre de la frontière septentrionale de la France (1700-1830) »

12h45-14h déjeuner

14h-17h Autres lieux et perspectives

14h-14h45 Thierry Grosbois, université du Luxembourg, « La politique du Benelux à l’égard des fraudes et du marché noir aux frontières belgo-néerlandaises, belgo-luxembourgeoises et franco-belges 1945-1960 »

14h45-15h30 Marc Leroy, « Territorialité et déviance fiscale »

15h30-16h15 Malherbe Jacques, « Les frontaliers, la résidence fictive ou contestée voire de l’expatriation fiscale »

16h15-17h Jef Pacolet, “Cross border workers and risk of social dumping”

17h-17h30 Discussion, synthèses, perspectives

(Présentations de 30 mn suivies de15 mn de discussion)

Avec la collaboration de Régis Boulat, université de Haute Alsace (Mulhouse),

La journée est ouverte à tous

Pour tout renseignement : beatrice.touchelay