They take place every year in Prato with a defined cadence (beginning: second Sunday in May).
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 LIV Study Week, which took place from May 14th to 18th 2023, was: "Mezzi di scambio non monetari. Merci e servizi come monete alternative nelle economie dei secoli XIII-XVIII • Alternative currencies. Commodities and services as exchange currencies in the monetarized economies of the 13th to 18th centuries". The next LV Study Week, which will take place from May 12th to 16th 2024, will discuss about "La mobilità sociale nelle società preindustriali: tendenze, cause ed effetti (secc. XIII-XVIII) • Social Mobility in pre-industrial societies: tendencies, causes and effects (13th-18th centuries)".
A lot of space for discussion is scheduled.
Participation is opened to those who are interested.
By sending to the secretariat of the Foundation the participant's card, 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, English and French.