New Researcher Posters

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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 posters of an interdisciplinary nature and posters from women and other under-represented groups.

Those selected for inclusion on the programme will be asked to:

  • Provide a poster, which will be displayed at the conference and posted on the conference website.
  • Produce a three-minute video introducing their research, which will be posted on the conference website.

(Both must be uploaded to a designated Dropbox folder, by 8 March 2024.)

The posters and videos will be assessed by members of the NR poster prize committee, which will award a prize of £100 for the best poster/video presented at the conference*.

* Co-authored posters will not be eligible for the prize.

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.

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 22 November 2023.  This should provide:

  • A firm title.
  • An abstract (300-500 words).**
  • A current C.V.

**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.

Please note that:

  • Presenters who have not registered at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the conference will be removed from the programme. If a visa is required, this should be applied for in good time.
  • Registration will close 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference.
  • A supplement of £50 will apply for registrations made after the ‘early bird’ deadline.


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