Call for Host: 9th Sound Economic History Workshop

Call for host
Call for Host: 9th Sound Economic History Workshop

The Sound Economic History Workshop is an annual event, hosted at a different Scandinavian university each year. Researchers (including PhD students) based at a Scandinavian university and interested in hosting the 9th Sound Economic History Workshop in 2014 should contact workshop organizer Jacob Weisdorf (e-mail: as soon as possible.

Information about the workshop:

The workshop is normally a one-day or two-days event. The workshop host is expected to provide a venue, including power point equipment, as well as lunch, dinner, and refreshments during the workshop for its participants.
Typically 25-30 people participate in the workshop. The host is also expected to cover the expenses associated with inviting one or two prominent keynote speakers (including the costs of their travel and accommodation). The remaining workshop participants will pay for their own travel and accommodation. To help finance the workshop the host can choose to charge a moderate participation fee (70-100€ per participant).

Previous hosts include the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden), Lund (Sweden), Tampare (Finland), Uppsala (Sweden), and the Norwegian Business School (Norway). Previous keynote speakers include Gareth Austin (Geneva), Steve Broadberry (LSE), Greg Clark (UC Davis), Giovanni Federico (Pisa), Bernard Harris (Southampton), Mary Hilson (UCL), Tim Leunig (LSE), Leandro Prados (Carlos III Madrid), Kevin O’Rourke (Oxford), and Patrick Wallis (LSE).

The main aim of the workshop is to gather primarily Scandinavian and Scandinavian-based researchers, who are interested in economic and social history, in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers and leading economic historians. Non-Scandinavian researchers are also welcome to participate.

Another aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the breadth of economic history as an academic discipline, especially among Scandinavian researchers, so there is usually no theme to the workshop, and submissions are encouraged from any sub-field of economic and social history.

The workshop is open for presentations by PhD students and post-docs, but more experienced researchers are also encouraged to participate, either as commentators or presenters. Non-presenting PhD students are also welcome to participate.

For more information and future Call for papers, please visit the Sound Workshop website:

Jacob Weisdorf
Professor, PhD
Department of Business and Economics
University of Southern Denmark
Marie Curie Fellow
Department of Economic and Social History University of Utrecht

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