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Call for papers new PhDs - European economic history

Publicerad: 2016-03-18

CfP: Special issue of Investigaciones de Historia Económica-Economic History Research about "Economic History of Europe: new approaches, new topics”


Invited editors: Sara Torregrosa Hetland (Lund University) and Miguel Artola Blanco (University Carlos III of Madrid)


In recent years, economic history has been at the centre of social sciences. Work on inequality, welfare, poverty, debt, the environment and the relationship between institutions and long-term growth, to name only a few outstanding cases, has fuelled new debates in the academic community and caught the attention of public opinion. Economic history is proving to be a fertile ground for comparisons, models and generalizations, which nonetheless coexist with the attention to specific episodes to build a perspective beyond unidirectional and ahistorical paradigms. Also, the interdisciplinary perspective open to a dialogue with sociology, anthropology and political science is proving particularly fruitful.


Throughout History, Europe has been the origin of diverse developments with interest both for academia and policy formation, inside and outside our borders. The old world has given birth to the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the Welfare State; but also to big scale colonialism or fascism in the interwar period. At present, the European Union represents an ambicious supranational project, whose phases of extension, profundization and crisis are related with today’s second globalization challenges.


The journal Investigaciones de Historia Económica-Economic History Research (IHE-EHR) aims to contribute with this Call for Papers to the debate on European economic problems, with a long-term and complex vision, but by giving voice exclusively to those awarded a PhD during 2011-16 in any European university, which will allow a novel approach and treatment of emerging issues.


The period for the issue will range from pre-industrial Europe to the present day. Special interest will be given to comparative histories or those transcending national borders. The main assessment criterion will be the relevance of the topic and the contribution made by the author opening new avenues for research, as well as a relationship with current problems.


Interested authors should send by e-mail to the invited editors their originals, together with an abbreviated CV (1 page), all in English, until the 15th of July 2016. The papers should be adjusted to the journal’s guidelines ( Submissions will be assessed first by the invited editors, and then further by two internal and two external referees. Authors will be informed throughout.


Five contributions will be selected for publication in the issue 13.2 (June 2017 – previously online with DOI). Authors of other works with sufficient quality will be invited to publish in later issues. The journal IHE-EHR is indexed in Scopus (SJR), ESCI (Web of Science), ScienceDirect, Econlit, Fuente Académica Premier (EBSCO), Historical Abstracts (EBSCO), ERIH PLUS, Regesta Imperii, IN-RECS, RESH, DICE and Latindex.


Contact and paper submission:


Sara Torregrosa Hetland:

Miguel Artola Blanco: