Call for papers: 12th Sound Economic History Workshop in Jyväskylä, Finland

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Call for papers: 12th Sound Economic History Workshop in Jyväskylä, Finland

Date: 7-8 September 2017

Host: Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland)

Local organisers: Nooa Nykänen, Riina Turunen and Miikka Voutilainen; Sound organisers: Jacob Weisdorf , Kerstin Enflo and Svante Prado.

Keynote speakers:

Prof Jane Humphries (University of Oxford)

Prof Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä)

Sound Workshop website: http://soundworkshops.wordpress.com

       

The main aim of the Sound Workshop is to gather young researchers in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers and leading economic historians.

Another aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the breadth of (especially Nordic) Economic History as an academic discipline, so there is no theme to the workshop, and submissions are encouraged from any sub-field of economic and social history.

Nordic scholars and scholars based in a Nordic country will be given preference, but others are warmly welcome to apply. The workshop organizers particularly encourage presentations by PhD students and post-docs. PhD students and post-docs are also encouraged to participate even if they do not wish to present paper.

The Sound Workshop organisers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Depending on the number of participants, accepted papers will receive up to 25 minutes each (15 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for discussion). The workshop is a two-day event, and accepted speakers are strongly encouraged to participate on both days (not just on the day they present).

There will be no registration fee for this workshop. The organisers will offer lunch on Thursday and Friday, a workshop dinner on Thursday evening, as well as refreshments during the workshop. The participants must cover the costs of hotel and travel themselves.

Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to Miikka Voutilainen (miikka.p.voutilainen@jyu.fi) no later than May 15, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by June 1, 2017.

For more information please visit the Sound Economic History Workshop website: http://soundworkshops.wordpress.com.