Migration Flows in Historical Perspective

Call for papers, deadline 31 July
Call for Papers: Essex FRESH Meeting: Migration Flows in Historical Perspective

October 18th 2013, University of Essex, UK

ESRC (Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council) have sponsored FRESH for 3 meetings across the UK over the next 2 years. The first one was a 2-day meeting hosted at LSE. This meeting at Essex will be a 1-day workshop centered on the economic history of migration, organised by Tim Hatton and Rowena Gray. A keynote lecture will be delivered by Tim Hatton.

FRESH meetings are aimed at researchers in any field of economic and social history. The meetings build on the concept that scholars present their ongoing research at an early stage, i.e. normally before it becomes published as a working paper or the like, and certainly before it is published in books or journals. The main aim of the meetings is to gather researchers in a friendly and collegial environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers.

The FRESH meeting organizers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Accepted papers will receive 30 minutes each (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). However, in the interest of avoiding parallel sessions, the presentation time may be shortened.

There will be no registration fee for this meeting and there will be some support available for travel and accommodation, which will be allocated to graduate student presenters as a priority. Meals and refreshments will be provided at the workshop

For this meeting we particularly encourage papers on all aspects of the economic history of migration, but submissions from scholars working in other areas are also welcome.

Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to Rowena Gray (rgray [at] essex.ac.uk) by July 31st 2013.

Notification of acceptance will be given by the end of August 2013.

Dr. Rowena Gray
University of Essex

[Cross-posted, with thanks, from EH-Net]