Glasgow Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting

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Date / time: 2 June, All day

School of Social and Political Sciences, Economic and Social History

Glasgow Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) Meeting

Keynote Speakers: Richard Smith (Cambridge), Dan Wadhwani (University of the Pacific – TBC)

Local Organisers: Zoi Pittaki, Marc Di Tommasi

FRESH Organisers: Rowena Gray, Paul Sharp and Martin Uebele

On Tuesday 2 June 2015, Economic and Social History (School of Social and Political Sciences) of the University of Glasgow, with the support of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology of the University of Edinburgh and the financial help of the Economic History Society and the Centre for Business History in Scotland will host a Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) meeting.

FRESH meetings are aimed at researchers in any field of economic and social history. The meetings build on the concept that scholars present their ongoing research at an early stage, i.e. normally before it becomes published as a working paper or the like, and certainly before it is published in books or journals. The main aim of the meetings is to gather researchers in a friendly and collegial environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers. FRESH is a joint initiative of the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG) at the University of Southern Denmark and the European Historical Economics Society.

The conference will be about social change and what initiates it, but also what defines and influences it. Two main strands are proposed: Entrepreneurship and Migration. Submissions from researchers working on other subjects are also welcome.


The FRESH meeting organizers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Accepted papers will receive 30 minutes each (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). However, in the interest of avoiding parallel sessions, the presentation time may be shortened.

There will be a registration fee of €70 (€20 for graduate students) for this meeting but some financial support will be available for travel and accommodation of presenters thanks to the generosity of the EHES, which will be allocated to graduate student presenters as a priority.

For more information about FRESH meetings, please visit the FRESH website,

Would you like to organize a FRESH meeting?
FRESH meetings have no permanent venue but take place at any institution around the world where there is an interest in having the FRESH meeting. Hosting institutions will be asked to provide a venue, including electronic equipment, and lunch and dinner for the meeting participants (usually 10-15). If you would like to organize a FRESH meeting at your institution, please contact the meeting organizers (contact details on the FRESH website:
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