The Faculty of Theoretical and Applied Economics at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies
and the Faculty of History at University of Bucharest
Bucharest, 19-20 May 2017
Keynote speakers: Sheilagh Ogilvie (Cambridge University)
Bogdan Murgescu (University of Bucharest) CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 15 February 2017
One of the biggest challenges in economic history is to account for present-day differences in economic performances across countries and regions. While Western Europe has been the subject of many studies, Eastern Europe has not been as thoroughly analysed, and the root causes of the current economic situation vis-a-vis that in the West are still not fully understood. Given their tumultuous and complex histories, as well as their untapped sources of historical data, crucial insights can be drawn from examining the various development paths of Central, East, and Southeast Europe against those of Western Europe.
Scholars wishing to participate should email an extended abstract (1-2 pages) along with a short academic CV to Grigore Piroșcă (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cristina Victoria Radu (email@example.com) no later than 15 February 2017. Selected participants will be informed soon after. There is no participation fee for this meeting, but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation. University accommodation in single room dorms is available for 20 euros per night. Young scholars whose universities are unable to cover travel expenses can apply for a small WEast travel allowance. Invitation to the workshop includes free catering and a trip to the mountain resort of Sinaia in Prahova County for a visit to Peleș Castle. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cristina Victoria Radu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Local organizers: Roxana Sârbu, Grigore Piroșcă, Florentina Nițu, and Cristina Victoria Radu WEast organizers: Tamás Vonyó, Mikołaj Malinowski, and Jacob Weisdorf
WEast is sponsored by the European Historical Economics Society (EHES)
For more information click "Further official information" below.