Call for papers: 9th Sound Economic History Workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: May 21-22, 2014

Host: Centre for Business History, Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen)

Sponsor: Scandinavian Economic History Review

Keynote speakers: Marc Flandreau (Geneva) and Kevin O’Rourke (Oxford)

Local organizer: Alfred Reckendrees; Sound organizer: Jacob Weisdorf

The main aim of the Sound Workshop is to gather young researchers in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers and leading economic historians.

Another aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the breadth of (especially Nordic) Economic History as an academic discipline, so there is no theme to the workshop, and submissions are encouraged from any sub-field of economic and social history.

Nordic scholars and scholars based in a Nordic country will be given preference, but others are welcome to apply. The workshop organizers particularly encourage presentations by PhD students and post-docs. (PhD students and post-docs are encouraged to participate even if they do not wish to present paper.)

The Sound Workshop organizers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Accepted papers will receive 25 minutes each (15 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). The workshop is a two-day event, and accepted speakers are expected to participate on both days.

There will be a registration fee for this meeting of 70€. The organizers will offer lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, dinner on Wednesday evening, as well as refreshments during the workshop. But the participants must cover the costs of hotel and travel themselves.

Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to Alfred Reckendrees using the following address: and no later than April 1, 2014. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 11, 2014.