Call for New Researcher Papers

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The annual conference opens with papers presented by new researchers.  They offer those completing (or who have recently completed) doctorates the opportunity to present their own, sole-authored, work before professional colleagues and to benefit from informed comment.  Speakers who have participated in a new researcher session at a previous Economic History Society annual conference should please submit a proposal to present a paper in the Academic session.

The session will be held on the afternoon of Friday, 5 April 2019.  Those wishing to be considered for inclusion in the programme must submit an application by 3 September 2018.  This should provide:

  • A short CV, which should include academic qualifications, current possition and/or programme of study, conference papers and publications
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract summary (max 500 words); this should include:
    • Outline of the question to be asked
    • Summary of methods and sources
    • Probable conclusions
    • Research progress
  • Intended date for submission of the thesis

A supporting statement from the supervisor must be emailed separately to the administrative secretary.  Please note that proposals from researchers at an early stage of their work will not normally be accepted.

Proposals should please be submitted online via the link below.

Those selected for inclusion in the programme will be asked to submit a paper, 2,250-2,750 words in length, by 14 December 2018, for circulation in the conference booklet.  Each new researcher will have the opportunity to speak for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.  Up to two prizes of £500 each will be awarded for the best paper(s) presented in the new researchers' session.*  The procedure and criteria for judging papers will be circulated to all participants.

The Economic History Society is able to offer a financial contribution to assist new researchers to attend the conference when this is not available from their institution.  This would take the form of assistance with registration fees and not travel costs.  Any queries should please be directed to the administrative secretary before registering for the conference.

* New researchers who have received their PhD by 31 December in the year preceding the conference will not be eligible for a prize.

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