Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians Datini–ESTER 2015
The Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) announce their second jointly-organized Datini-Ester Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 8th-13th May 2015, Prato (Italy) on:
The focus of the seminar are the shocks and their influence on past economies and societies. Long debates have been devoted by the historians to agricultural crises (ordinarily caused by sudden changes in the availability of primary goods) and their influence on past agricultural economies and especially on death- birth- and marriage-rates. Although such crises are included, the scope of the seminar is wider. Attention will be devoted to any kind of shocks and their economic consequences (both in the short and long run): from climatic changes, environmental changes, epidemics, wars, sudden changes in markets and finance.
The aim of the Datini-Ester Advanced Seminar is to focus on shocks; without any chronological constraint. The call is, in fact, addressed both to ancient, medieval and modern historians.
Papers devoted to the crises, their causes, their consequences and their de-velopments are welcome.
This Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar is open to 15 PhD students and Post-Docs (who finished their doctorate from no more than five years). Besides providing a feedback chance for ongoing PhD projects on economic crises, the aim of the workshop is also to foster cooperation between Europe-an economic and social historians.
The Datini-Ester Advanced Seminar consists of two complementary parts:
Besides providing a feedback chance for ongoing PhD projects on economic crises, the aim of the workshop is also to foster cooperation between European economic and social historians.
This Advanced Datini-Ester Seminar is open to 15 PhD-students and Post-Docs (who finished their doctorate from no more than five years).
Prato, May 8th-12th, 2015
For inquiries concerning this course, please contact the program director of ESTER and the N.W. Posthumus Institute:
Dr. Jaco Zuijderduijn
N.W. Posthumus Institute
Institute for History
PO Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden