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Event: History of Economics Society (HES) Conference

Event date June 18, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Submission deadline February 01, 2020
Location Netherlands
Host(s) Utrecht University Hall
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2020 History of Economics Society (HES) Conference

Utrecht University Hall, Netherlands

18-21 June 2020




The annual HES Conference will take place at the Utrecht University Hall in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 18-21 of June 2020. Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economics 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.


Although we welcome proposals for individual papers, proposals for complete sessions are

especially encouraged. To submit a paper or session proposal, go to the conference web

page , where there is a link to a form for making

submissions. Those proposing papers will be asked to submit an abstract of about 250 words, while those proposing sessions will be asked for an abstract of about 750 words that lists all

participants, titles and very brief descriptions of the papers to be included.


The HES website for conference registration ( will open on January 2, and will provide information on several hotels where blocks of reduced rate rooms have been reserved.


We encourage scholars from neighboring disciplines to participate; please see the past

conference programs posted on the HES website. Inquiries regarding session proposals are most welcome, and should be addressed to Marcel Boumans at All conference sessions will be an hour and a half. So usually a session consists of three paper presentations, but you can of course also choose another format.


The DEADLINE for submissions is February 1 2020.


The early registration deadline for the conference is February 28.




The HES provides support for several 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. Some of the Young Scholars awardees will also receive a grant of $500 to cover travel and other costs. A Young Scholar must be a current PhD candidate, or have been awarded a PhD in 2017 or later. Those interested in having their paper considered for the Young Scholars program will be able to indicate their interest when they submit their paper proposal through the conference website, and will be contacted subsequently with more details about the program.


For all young scholars applying to HES there will be a pre-conference workshop organized. More details will follow soon.


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