CfP: History of Economics Society, June 17-20, Duke University

Call for Papers: 2016 HES Conference, June 17–20, Duke University

The Annual History of Economics Society Conference for 2016 will be held at Duke University (Durham, NC) from June 17 to June 20. Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economic thought are welcome, including work related to any period or any school of economic thought. Also welcome are papers that situate economics in wider intellectual and cultural contexts or relate it to other disciplines, and work related to the history of closely cognate disciplines.

Although we welcome proposals for individual papers, proposals for complete sessions are especially encouraged. Questions about proposals should be directed to the conference organizer, Mauro Boianovsky.

To propose a paper or a session: Click here to propose a paper, a session or roundtable, or to submit an abstract for a paper that is part of a proposed session. You will be taken to a form designed and hosted by Conference Services at Duke University. If you propose a session, you will be asked to submit an abstract only for the session itself and to list the members of the session. Once you have submitted an abstract for a session, please then ask each member of the session to submit an abstract of his or her paper and to indicate (1) that it is part of a session and (2) the name of the session. The deadline for submitting paper or session proposals is March 1, 2016. [Note: If you receive the error message “This page cannot be displayed,” you must update or change the browser you are currently using. Due to security reasons, out-of-date browsers will not be able to communicate with our registration software.]

Young Scholars: 

The HES provides special support for up to ten Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars to present papers at the conference, in the form of free registration, banquet and reception tickets, and a year’s membership in the society. Five of the Young Scholars awardees will also receive a grant of $500 to cover travel and accommodation costs. If you wish to have your paper considered for the Young Scholars program, please provide details of the date of your last degree (or your current graduate student status) when submitting your paper proposal and indicate that you wish to be considered for the Samuels Young Scholars program. A Young Scholar must currently be a PhD candidate, or have been awarded a PhD in the two years preceding the conference. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference. For more information on the conference, including transportation, accommodations, plenary speakers, registration and the Economists’ Papers Project, please visit the conference website.


CfP: Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History

Where: Rethymnon Campus, University of Crete

When: 3-5 May 2016

Deadline: 15 January 2016

Keynote speakers: David Armitage (Harvard) and Etienne Balibar (Paris-Ouest Nanterre/Kingston University)


In recent debates regarding the status of intellectual history, the emergence of new academic objects such as global justice and sub-disciplines like global intellectual history, are symptoms of post-cosmopolitan, global sensibilities. By the same token important questions are raised regarding the emergence of systemic inequalities, cultural hegemonies and, more broadly, about unprecedented forms of post-colonial mentality within the globalized world. In this context, Europe’s status seems problematic. Decadence or mutation, the transfer of economic power outside Europe, the erosion of the middle classes and the status of European citizenship are emblematic issues in academia and the public sphere. Yet there is consensus around the unprecedented changes regarding Europe’s status in the world. Rethinking Europe’s identity(ies) and re-writing its history seem to be urgent issues in light of the Eurozone’s current crisis.

Call for Papers: 

Can we consider European studies a proper object of intellectual history? Is intellectual history a part of Europe’s foundational myths? What is the impact of European ideals and values in the mutations of global capitalism? Should we rethink Europe’s role in the history of global capitalism? Should we rethink the status of such traditions through the lens of intellectual history? Is the canonical conception of cultural, socio-economic or ethnic frontiers still valid today? Are we focusing closely enough on conceptions of cultural, socio-economic or political alterity within European studies? Is there enough research on infra-legal practices, such as manners or customs, in the shaping of Europe’s identities? To what extent is the emergence and subsequent erosion of Europe’s middle classes an object of intellectual history? Are there still understudied republican traditions in Europe? And, lastly, what is the status of ethnic enlightenments within European Enlightenment? “Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History” proposes to investigate the historical, contextual, and methodological issues that an intellectual history of Europe should raise, and to question the extent to which, as intellectual historians, our multiple perspectives can cohere in such a way as to enable us to address the problems now facing Europe and the world.

The range of potential subjects of investigation is extremely broad, and may include, but is not limited to:

  • European Enlightenment(s)?;
  • “Radical” and “pragmatic” Enlightenments;
  • Enlightenment legacies in Europe;
  • Classical and early modern republicanism in Europe;
  • The status of intellectual biographies;
  • Internal divisions of Europe: from North/South to East/West (and back);
  • Does Europe have a center?
  • EurAmerica: are Europe and America distinct entities?;
  • The European heritage and the challenge of global intellectual history;
  • Cross-cultural encounters between Europe and non-European societies;
  • Perceptions of Europe;
  • Russia and Europe
  • Empire and the attempts to extend European civilisation globally
  • The reception of the European legacy(ies) outside of Europe;
  • Islam, Judaism, and the formation of a European identity;
  • European centers and peripheries.

The first and principal form of contributions will be brief papers relating to the theme of “Rethinking Europe in Intellectual History” at large. Papers can concentrate on any period, region, tradition or discipline, including the arts, humanities, sciences, and various forms of professional learning. In addition to individual papers, we welcome proposals for panels of up to three papers and a commentator. Individual papers will be twenty minutes long, followed by ten minutes of discussion.



CFP Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science

Deadlina: September 10th

When: November 6-7, 2015
Where: Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest & The Center for the Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Invited speakers:
Daniel Garber (Princeton University)
Paul Lodge (University of Oxford)
Arianna Borrelli (Technical University, Berlin)

We invite papers by established and young scholars (including doctoral students) on any aspects of early modern philosophy/early modern science. Abstracts no longer than 500 words, to be sent to Doina-Cristina Rusu ( ) by September 10. Authors will be notified by September 15.

Contacts: Dana Jalobeanu (dana.jalobeanu (at) and Doina-Cristina Rusu (dc.rusu(at) ).

CFP: “Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy Conference”

CFP: “Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy Conference” of the European Society for Early Modern Philosophy (ESEMP) and the British Society for the History of Philosophy. When: 14-16th April, 2016.

Where: Birkbeck College London and Kings College London.

Key note speakers Charles T. Wolfe Lisa Shapiro amongst others.

Call for Papers: Submissions are invited from researchers of all levels, including Ph.D. students, and on any aspect of the conference theme. To submit, please email an abstract – maximum 800 words and anonymised for blind review – to Susan James ( The heading of the email should be ‘ESEMP/BSHP abstract’ and the email should contain the author’s details (name, position, affiliation, contact details). The deadline for abstract submission is 20th October 2015.

Via Early Modern Philosophy Resources.

CFP: Hume Society Conference 2016

Call for Papers: Hume Society Conference 2016

When: July 19-23, 2016

Where: Sydney, Australia

Call for Papers: papers should be no more than thirty minutes reading length (4000 words) and should be submitted with an Abstract (200 words). All self-references should be deleted for anonymous review. Papers and abstracts must be submitted in English. Papers should not have been published by the date of the conference. Authors may submit their papers as either MS Word documents or in rich text format (.rtf). Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2015.