A conference at celebrating the centenary of Charles Beard's book, "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States" - reflecting on Beard's work and legacy, and the future of economic interpretation in history - will be held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, on 22nd & 23rd April 2013.
Papers are sought that reflect critically on the Beardian historiographical tradition, and/or on the interconnections of political, legal, and economic history and theory. Where, if anywhere, can historians go with the concept of "interest"? How might new "economic interpretations" build on or differ from Beard's? What are the intersections and dividing lines between economics, politics, law, and other fields of power?
As well as traditional 15-minute papers, ideas for other formats and events are welcome. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2012. Scholars at all levels of career progression are encouraged to apply.
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