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 Joint Center for History and Economics and the Global History of Energy Project, will hold its fourth conference on October 22-23, 2015 at Harvard University. The Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for papers from graduate students and recent PhD recipients. The deadline for submissions of proposals is March 1, 2015.