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Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand

Call for Papers and Postgraduate and ECR Development Prize

Local communities, global networks: New research in economic, business and social history.

The Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand (EHSANZ) would like to encourage those working in the field of economic, business, and social history to put forward papers for the Australian History Association conference (8-12 July 2018, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba), on the theme “Local communities, global networks”.

Economic history has become a vibrant interdisciplinary area of inquiry in recent years, with renewed interest from partners in history and economics, policymakers, and the public. This strand will bring together scholars from business, economic and social history to discuss the latest sources, techniques, interpretations, questions and challenges for working in this field. We are looking for presenters who will highlight innovative approaches for examining the material and economic past, and/or are using economic history to make distinctive contributions to historical scholarship and contemporary debate. This is a great chance to showcase world class economic history scholarship, and encourage further growth and collaboration in this field. 

For inquiries, please contact the strand convenor: Dr Claire Wright ( 

Paper proposals for this strand must be submitted direct to the AHA conference organisers. Please indicate that you would like your paper to be considered for the Economic History Strand. To submit a paper, return to the call for papers information on the event homepage.  

The EHSANZ Postgraduate and ECR Development Prize

The Economic History Association of Australia and New Zealand (EHSANZ) will award its annual prize for the best paper given in the Economic History stream at the 2019 Australian Historical Association (AHA) Conference. The Prize is intended to encourage economic historians at the postgraduate or early career stage, and help them make connections in the wider field of economic history in Australia.

The Prize will include an annual membership of EHSANZ, and a subscription to the Australian Economic History Review. The winner will be encouraged to complete a full-length article from their paper, which will be considered for publication in the Australian Economic History Review, subject to the normal peer-review process.

For more information, download the terms and conditions, eligibility, application requirements, selection process and entry form (72.8KB)

The deadline for applications in 17 June 2019.