Call for proposals
Second History of Economics Summer School in Latin America (HESSLA)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
February 7-10, 2017
Supported by HES and INET
The second History of Economics Summer School in Latin America (HESSLA) will take place in Ouro Preto, Brazil, between February 7-10, 2017. Following a very successful first edition in Bogotá, the summer school will once again bring together junior and senior scholars engaged in advanced research on the history and methodology of economics for a week of warm and lively academic exchanges. The theme for this second edition will be ‘State and Capitalism in the History of Economics’, with lectures from prominent scholars covering a wide range of topics, from the early modern era to the postwar years. Invited speakers include Jimena Hurtado, Erik Reinert, Keith Tribe, and Michele Alacevich.
Besides the lectures, the summer school will also feature sessions dedicated to the presentation of research in progress by advanced graduate students and junior scholars, with room for lengthy and detailed discussion. At the end of each day, there will be a period of informal conversations about ongoing research projects and larger intellectual and professional concerns.
Candidates willing to participate in the 2nd HESSLA are invited to send their paper proposals (in English, Portuguese, or Spanish) on any topic related to the history and methodology of economics. Proposals containing an abstract of at least 800 words, a CV, and a short statement of motivation should be sent through the submission form available on http://www.alahpe.org/ no later than November 12, 2016.
The scientific committee will select 12 proposals from among the applications received. Selected participants will only need to cover their own travel expenses to and from Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Lodging and meals for the duration of the event, as well as transportation between Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto, will be covered by the organization.
Ouro Preto is a major Brazilian historical location, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Besides its inherent qualities as a tourist destination, the location has been chosen in order to provide a relaxed and congenial atmosphere for the proceedings.
The 2nd HESSLA is part of the activities being develop by the recently created Latin American Society for the History of Economics (ALAHPE), and as such will provide a vehicle for the strengthening of scholarly work in the region. There are not, however, any restrictions regarding the place of origin of potential applicants: we welcome and encourage proposals from young scholars from all over the world. The working language for the summer school will be English.
Andrés Álvarez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Alexandre Mendes Cunha, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jimena Hurtado, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil