They take place every year in Prato with a defined cadence (beginning: second Sunday after Easter).
Every year, about 200 scholars form all over the world participate. The themes to deal with are selected by the Scientific Committee some years in advance.
The theme of the XLV Study Week, which took place from April 14th to 18th 2013, was: "Schiavitù e servaggio nell'economia europea, secc. XI-XVII • Serfdom and Slavery in the European Economy, 11th-18th Centuries". The next XLVI Study Week, which will take place from May 4th to 8th 2014, will discuss about "Il commercio al minuto tra economia formale ed economia informale. Secc. XIII-XVIII • Retail Trade between Formal and Informal Economy from the 13th to the 18th centuries".
A lot of space for discussion is scheduled. Participation is opened to those who are interested and to support the participation of the study young men, the Foundation places at the disposal 20 bourses of studies.
By sending to the secretariat of the Foundation the participation form, in due time, the Foundation can also provide for the hotel reservation with the special prices fixed with the receptive structures.During all the conference, with the exclusion of the inaugural session, it's available the simultaneous translation in Italian and English.
It is possible to book the Acts of the XLV Study Week which will be published on spring 2014 with a special price of euros 35.
Those who will have done the reservation will receive a cd-rom whith the provisional texts of the relations and communications presented during the 2013 convention
Booking the Proceedings of 2013 Study Week