Call for applications: Datini - ESTER Advanced Seminar 2015 'Shocks'
The Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) announce their second jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 8-13 May 2015, Prato (Italy). Apply now! Deadline for applications: 15 October 2014.
The focus of this second jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar are the shocks and their influence on past economies and societies. Long debates have been devoted by the historians to agricultural crises (ordinarily caused by sudden changes in the availability of primary goods) and their influence on past agricultural economies and especially on death- birth- and marriage-rates. Although such crises are included, the scope of the seminar is wider. Attention will be devoted to any kind of shocks and their economic consequences (both in the short and long run): from climatic changes, environmental changes, epidemics, wars, sudden changes in markets and finance.
The aim of the Datini-Ester Advanced Seminar is to focus on shocks; without any chronological constraint. The call is, in fact, addressed both to ancient, medieval and modern historians. Papers devoted to the crises, their causes, their consequences and their developments are welcome.
Description and organization
This Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar is open to 15 PhD students and Post-Docs (who finished their doctorate from no more than five years). Besides providing a feedback chance for ongoing PhD projects on economic crises, the aim of the workshop is also to foster cooperation between Europe-an economic and social historians.
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