The future of economic, business, and social history
On 25 May 2012, the Scandinavian Society of Economic and Social History celebrated the 60th anniversary of its international journal, Scandinavian Economic History Review, at Carlsberg Academy in Copenhagen with a conference on ‘The Future of Economic, Social and Business History’.
The editors of the journal invited three distinguished scholars in the fields of economic history, business history and social history: Stephen Broadberry (London School of Economics), Geoffrey Jones (Harvard Business School) and Marco van Leeuwen (Utrecht University) to present their personal views and ideas about the future of their respective disciplines. Their talks led to an inspiring and engaged discussion, and we asked the three speakers to jointly publish their talks in the journal.
The article containing the talks is now available (free access) from the journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03585522.2012.727766
We hope that the viewpoints expressed in the article will encourage more discussion about the future challenges in the fields of economic, business and social history, as well as inspire the future research agenda within these fields.
Alfred Reckendrees and Jacob Weisdorf
Editors of the Scandinavian Economic History Review
Aims and scope of the journal:
The Scandinavian Economic History Review has been published since 1952 by the
Scandinavian Society of Economic and Social History.
The journal publishes articles and reviews in the fields of economic,
business and social history with a specific, but not exclusive interest in
Scandinavia. The journal also publishes contributions from closely related
fields and articles dealing with theoretical and methodological issues.
The editors aim to reflect contemporary research, thinking and debate in
these fields, within Scandinavia and throughout the world. The journal thus
comprises a broad variety of aspects and approaches to economic and social
history, ranging from macroeconomic history to business history, from
quantitative to qualitative studies.
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