First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Economic and Social History

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Date / time: 7 July, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

School of History, Classics and Anthropology


Conference – 7 July 2023, 10 am – 6 pm | University of Edinburgh

Call for Papers, deadline – 14 May 2023, 5 pm

The conference will be organised by students for students, but with the experience and organisational expertise of the Edinburgh’s Economic and Social History Research Group. It is an excellent opportunity to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and renowned experts in the field, as well as build a network with others in the economic and social history community.

The conference aims to bring together graduate students (PGT or PGR) from across the UK to a one- day event on Edinburgh’s historic campus. There will be three broad panels to showcase the breadth of economic and social history research undertaken by postgraduate research students. Each panel (below) consists of four 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion and questions from the audience. There will also be icebreaking activities for a lively atmosphere among young scholars who attend, and to encourage friendly work relationships that could continue after the event.

The conference will take place on 7 July 2023, from 10 am to 6 pm in Edinburgh. No conference fee is charged. Lunch and refreshments are provided through the courtesy of the School of History, Classics & Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association.

Interested graduate students can apply by sending an abstract of their project (500 words maximum) and their CV to by 5 PM BST on 14 May 2023. Please indicate your preferred panel in the email subject line. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 May 2023.

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