13th Sound Economic History Workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden

Call for papers: 13th Sound Economic History Workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden

Date: 6-7 September 2018

Keynote speakers: Deborah Oxley (University of Oxford) and Martin Shanahan (University of Southern Australia)

Host: Department of Economy and Society, Unit for Economic History, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Local organiser: Svante Prado. Sound organisers: Jacob Weisdorf, Kerstin Enflo and Svante Prado. Sound Workshop website:

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 warmly welcome to apply. The workshop organizers particularly encourage presentations by PhD students and post-docs. PhD students and post-docs are also encouraged to participate even if they do not wish to present paper.

The Sound Workshop organisers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Depending on the number of participants, accepted papers will receive up to 25 minutes each (15 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for discussion). The workshop is a two-day event, and accepted speakers are strongly encouraged to participate on both days (not just on the day they present).

There will be no registration fee for this workshop. The organisers will offer lunch on Thursday and Friday, a workshop dinner on Thursday evening, as well as refreshments during the workshop. The participants must cover the costs of hotel and travel themselves.

Prospective speakers should submit a one-page abstract and a short CV to Svante Prado (<mailto:>) no later than March 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be given by March 15, 2018.

For more information please visit the Sound Economic History Workshop website: