Call for papers: Datini/ESTER Advanced Seminar 2018 ‘Global Exchanges and Maritime Trades’

The Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) announce their fifth jointly-organized Datini-Ester Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 13th-19th May 2018, Prato (Italy) on Global Exchanges and Maritime Trades.

The Datini-Ester Advanced Seminar consists of two complementary parts:

  • The participation in the international Datini congress, devoted in 2018 to Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration, to be held in Prato, from May 13th (opening 18th o’clock with the inaugural speech) until 17th (morning) 2018. For information on the congress:

  • A three-days workshop from May 17th (afternoon), until May 19th (morning), in a reserved room of the Datini Palace in Prato. The workshop will bring together a number of senior researchers from different countries. Prior to the workshop, students will be asked to prepare a paper. They will have the opportunity of presenting their research project dealing with one or more core problems of their research field and discussing them with both senior researchers and other fellow students. Each paper will be presented by the author during the seminar and then examined and discussed by one of the participating students and by one of the instructors, after which a general discussion among all participants will take place.

Besides providing a feedback opportunity for ongoing projects on maritime connections and trades and the possibility to attend the international Datini congress, the aim of the workshop is also to foster cooperation between economic and social historians coming from different countries.

This Advanced Datini-Ester Seminar is open to 15 PhD-students and Post-Docs (who finished their doctorate less than five years prior to the seminar).

You can find more information and apply here.


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