Call for paper for the summer school ” History and Social Sciences Debates in economic history – Studying economic actors: debates and approaches“.
Monday, June 11th to Friday, June 15th of 2018; Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Patio de Banderas, nº 9 – 41004 Sevilla
This year, the workshop’s overall objectives will be oriented towards the question of “Studying the economic actors: debates and approaches”. Economic History’s recent interest for actors profoundly renewed the methodology of the discipline and the dialogues across disciplines. The figure of the entrepreneur and his role obviously relate to Schumpeter’s analysis; but research in the last few decades has dramatically renewed its objectives in this field – across time and space. Research now aims to reinstate the cultural and social context of the activities of agents, ranging from shopkeepers to the migrants, and looks at the nature of their innovation and its circulation. In addition, the scope of our research in this field has broadened, including agents operating between public finances and companies, and experts in international organizations. This new focus is renewing our vision of the links between politics and economy, and invites to a micro-oriented approach of globalization. As a consequence, economic analysis is increasingly combined with approaches coming from anthropology, network analysis or biography…
Deadline: April 6th of 2018. Application is entirely online. The fee for the summer school is 80 €. Organizers cover the accomodation and meals, but not the travel (ask for details). Workshops will be in English, French or Spanish.