CFP: Finance and financial institutions in historical perspective

FRESH-UPIER MEETING At The University of Oxford, St. Hilda`s College

Topic: Finance and financial institutions in historical perspective

Date: June 14, 2019
Hosting Institutions: University of Oxford, Faculty of History & St. Hilda’s College

Organisers: Dr S. Alvarez, Dr W. Kisling, M. Molteni,

Deadline for application: April 30th, 2019
Deadline for papers submission: May 31st, 2019

The Faculty of History of the University of Oxford together with the HERA project Uses of the Past in International Relations (UPIER) invite graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of economic and business history to the FRESH-UPIER meeting that takes place on June 14, 2019 at St. Hilda`s College, University of Oxford.
The workshop aims to bring together a small number of talented Early Career Researchers (approximately 9) to present and discuss their research at an advanced stage. We welcome research in any field of financial history, including, but not limited to; banking history, financial markets, financial crises, sovereign finance and capital flows. Papers helping to understand how policymakers and market actors use the past in shaping their decisions and performing economic activity are particularly welcomed. Priority will be given to graduate students, although applications from postdoctoral fellows are also welcomed.


Each paper will receive 30 minutes (10 min presentation, 10 min discussion, 10 min Q&A). Presenters are also expected to act as discussants. The meeting starts at 09.30 am and will end at 05.30 pm, followed by networking and socialisation events afterwards.

NOTE: Lunch and dinner will be provided. However, applicants are expected to cover their accommodation and travel expenses.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Rui Esteves, Graduate Institute Geneva
Discussant: Prof. Catherine Schenk, University of Oxford

Please, send your application including a CV and a 500 word abstract of your work to:

Dr Sebastian Alvarez (SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford).
Dr Wilfried Kisling (Research Associate, Faculty of History & St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford).
Marco Molteni (DPhil candidate in economic and social history, Pembroke College, University of Oxford).

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