Fondazione F. Datini posthumus

Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians

General information

In Advanced Seminars, PhD-students are trained and prepared for the international academic debate in a specific field of economic and social history. The seminar comprises a full-time programme of up to a week.

Organization of the Advanced Seminar DATINI-ESTER

Each Advanced Seminar is jointly organized by Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” (DATINI) with the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER). Each participant will write and present a paper dealing with one or several core problems of his/her dissertation. Any paper should reflect own research and focus on theoretical or methodological problems encountered by the student in his/her research. The papers are prepared and distributed to any participant prior to the seminar. During the sessions the papers are discussed by both PhD-students and experts after a short introduction by the author.

Criteria for admission

The advanced seminars are open to postgraduates:
who are preferably in their second, third or fourth year and Post-Docs (who finished their doctorate less than five years prior to the seminar);whose subject of the dissertation is closely related to the theme selected for the advanced seminar. The selection of the postgraduates is the responsibility of the organizers. They will take their decisions on the basis of an abstract of the papers submitted by the PhD-students themselves. A maximum number of fifteen postgraduates are admitted to the advanced seminar.


Guido Alfani (project responsible, Fondazione "F. Datini")
Ben Gales (Posthumus Institute)
Jaco Zuijderduijn (Posthumus Institute)
Francesco Ammannati (Fondazione "F. Datini").

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