The Society welcomes poster proposals from graduate students on all aspects of economic and/or social history covering a wide range of periods and countries, and particularly welcomes papers of an interdisciplinary nature and papers from women and other under-represented groups. Poster presenters will produce both a three-minute video introducing their research, which will be posted on the conference website, and a normal poster to bring along to the conference.
Poster presenters will normally be at an early stage of pursuing their PhD, but should have completed at least one year of full-time PhD study by the time of the conference. Graduate students who have previously presented a poster will be eligible to apply to present a paper in the New Researcher session in a subsequent year, but may present in the poster session only once during their graduate career.
We hope to hold the conference in person but may have to revert to a virtual format if coronavirus-related restrictions are too onerous. The poster session will be held on Saturday after lunch and during the Saturday afternoon tea/coffee break. It offers students an excellent opportunity to showcase and gain feedback on early-stage work in a supportive environment. Those wishing to be considered for inclusion in the programme must submit an application by 21 November 2021. This should provide:
*The abstract should explain the background to the poster; the questions addressed; the sources and methods employed; and likely conclusions.
The Economic History Society is able to offer a financial contribution to assist new researchers to attend the conference, when this is not available from their institution. Any monies awarded would not cover travelling expenses. Please contact the Society’s administrator if you are interested in applying for a bursary.
Detailed guidance on videos and posters will be circulated to accepted proposers.