First call for Sessions (closes on June 30, 2019)

The 19th gathering of the World Economic History Congress will convene July 25 – 30, 2021 in Paris, France. The Executive Committee of the IEHA welcomes proposals from all members of the international economic history community, whatever their institutional affiliation or status, as well as from scholars in related disciplines.

To submit a session proposal you need to login below and will then be able to submit your proposal in a file. You can access and modify your proposal until June 30, 2019.

Organizers will be given wide discretion to shape the format of sessions to promote interest and efficiency as appropriate for the topic, the methodologies employed, and the participants invited. The format of the scientific program of the Paris Congress will be organized on the same principles as the 18th World Economic History Congress in Boston in 2018. The 5-day Congress will have approximately 140 contributed sessions, with each day divided into four time blocks of 90 minutes each (two before lunch and two after lunch).

In addition, the organizers of the 19th World Congress aim at helping participants from emerging countries and to do so, 120 scholarships will be awarded.

The 19th World Congress in Paris will be an opportunity to discuss the many ‘Resources’ which are and used to be a stake in economies, societies, cultures and environment. Within the notion of resources, we consider natural and modified, renewable and non renewable, material, immaterial and energetic resources, as well as their discoveries, exhaustion, recycling, constraints and limits. We also include the part of labor involved in their exploitation, the institutional dynamics and the involvement of scientific, technical, financial and digital knowledge. Over times, the finding, supply and circulation of resources has been an incentive for construction of spaces, occupation of territories, imperialism and emerging of new patterns of development and organizations. The challenges of our modern world require a common reflection on the political economy of resources.

While seeking proposals for sessions that explore aspects of this broad theme, we also welcome submissions on the economic and social histories of all places and periods, on the exploration of varied sources and methods, and on the theory and the uses of economic history itself. We also invite members to employ and analyze diverse strategies for representing the past. We also hope that our program will reflect the diversity of IEHA membership. To this end, we will consider any submission that advances the study, teaching, and public presentation of economic history. Given the diversity of our affiliated membership we welcome panel proposals that highlight scholarship emerging from economic history, business history, financial history, demographic history, environmental history, global and world history, social history, urban and agrarian history, gender studies, material culture, methodological approaches to historical research, history of economics and economic thought, sciences and technology studies, and other related fields.