The Joint Centre for History and Economics is delighted to announce the History Project, an initiative supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, with the object of encouraging a new generation of historians of the economy and economic life. At a time when the need for historical understanding of large-scale economic changes is extraordinarily great, the Project seeks to provide support for young historians who are interested in economic history, the history of economic thought, and political and cultural histories of economic life.
The project will include:
(1) Annual graduate student conferences, to be held at five different universities over the period 2012 to 2016 on subjects ranging from the economic history of poverty to the history of energy.
(2) A program of small to medium-sized research grants, open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
(3) A History Project website as a resource for new histories of economic life and economic thought.
The History Project, in cooperation with the History Department at Yale University and the Joint Center for History and Economics, will hold its third conference on October 17-18, 2014 at Yale University. The conference will be concerned with institutions and the state, especially in relation to public and private credit.