Fondazione F. Datini posthumus

Datini - ESTER
Advanced Seminar 2024
“Social and geographic mobility”

deadline abstracts 15 October 2023

Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) will organise their ninth jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 12th-18th May 2024, in Prato (Italy) on the theme of

“Social and geographic mobility”

The organisers
ESTER, established in 1991, is an international postgraduate network incorporating more than 60 European Universities. ESTER organizes research training in the form of both the annual Research Design Course for starting PhD-students and a series of Ad-vanced Seminars on special themes within economic and social history.

"F. Datini" International Institute of Economic History was founded in 1968 by Federigo Melis and Fernand Braudel. The aim of the Institute is the study of pre-industrial economic history (thirteenth-eighteenth centuries) and the creation on the topic of a space for historical culture, making comparison between different methodologies and schools of research easier and supporting young scholars during their formative years.

The topic of the Datini-Ester seminar is closely related to the theme of the congress yearly organized by the "F. Datini" International Institute of Economic History and devoted in 2024 to Social Mobility in pre-industrial societies: tendencies, causes and effects (13th-18th centuries). The 2024 Datini-Ester seminar will deal with Social and geographic mobility. We particularly welcome papers on social and socio-economic mobility (both upward and downward) in different historical contexts, as well as on geographic mobility, that is migration (short- or long-distance). As is well known, across human history geographic mobility has often played a major role in shaping patterns of socio-economic mobility. Our purpose is to clarify the determinants, the extent and the final consequences of mobility in different periods, across entire societies or regarding specific social groups. Papers can cover any relevant aspect and any period from Antiquity until today.

[download the Call for Papers]

More info
Abstracts for the 2024 edition are due by 15 October 2023.
If accepted for participation, the final paper will be due on 15 March 2024 to Posthumus.
For info on the seminar in general, you may contact Dr Jaco Zuijderduijn (Lund University).
For inquiries concerning the hospitality in Prato, the students have to contact the secretary of the Datini Institute on the dates of their arrival and departure: Letizia Finocchiaro

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