Call for Papers: The Seventh Asian Historical Economics Conference, September 25-26, 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

The Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Historical Economics Society (AHES), will organize the Seventh Asian Historical Economic Conference (AHEC 2020). The conference will be held at Chulalongkorn University on Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 2020.

Conference information:

This two-day conference follows earlier conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society in Venice (2008), Beijing (2010), Tokyo (2012), Istanbul (2014), Seoul (2016), and Hong Kong (2018). The conference aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions of the world. This year's keynote speakers are Professor Jean-Pascal Bassino (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France) and Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit (Chulalongkorn University).

AHEC 2020 invites papers exploring various aspects of Asian economic history. We especially encourage participation by scholars working at institutions in Southeast Asia, as well as graduate students working on the economic history of Asia. Pending funding, the conference may be able to offset some expenses for graduate student participants and a scholar from an ASEAN institution. 

Proposal submission:

For an individual paper, please submit a 150-word abstract together with a 3-5 page extended abstract to We also welcome session proposals consisting of three papers. For session proposals, please submit a 150-word abstract and 3-5 page extended abstract for each of the three papers in the proposed session. Individual paper and session proposals must be submitted no later than March 15, 2020.

To submit an individual paper or session proposal, please email the following information to

  • First and last name
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Position (professor, Ph.D. student, etc.)
  • Email address
  • Phone number (including country code)
  • Names and affiliations of any coauthors
  • Paper title
  • Up to 5 keywords
  • 150-word abstract
  • 3-5 page extended abstract (PDF)

Accepted papers and session will be announced no later than April 27, 2020.

Conference fees:

Conference registration will open in May 2020. Regular registration is 6,000 Thai baht and graduate student registration is 3,000 Thai baht. 

Conference venue:

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand - Chulalongkorn University is centrally located in Bangkok and is easily accessible by public transportation and taxi. The conference venue is close to several hotels, sightseeing attractions, and shopping areas.

Program committee:

  • Bishnupriya Gupta, University of Warwick
  • Debin Ma, Hitotsubashi University and London School of Economics
  • Sevket Pamuk, Bogaziçi University
  • Jessica Vechbanyongratana, Chulalongkorn University
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