Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 2012 History of Economics Society annual conference will be held from Friday, June 22 to 12 noon on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont., Canada, in the Niagara Peninsula, close to Niagara Falls.

Please join us and take part in the historical contemplation of economic thought and action.

To propose a paper:

Please send a title, a paper abstract (not longer than 200 words), and the name of at least one other scholar you have contacted to propose as a discussant to by the end of February 2012 (please note change of deadline).

To propose a session:

Please include the names of at least two other scholars you have contacted to put together a focused session, together with the titles and abstracts of the papers, to by Monday, March 12.

Papers chosen for the conference should be submitted by May 25 to be made available on the conference website.

Young Scholars

The HES provides special support for up to fifteen Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars to present papers at the conference, by providing free registration, banquet and reception tickets, a year's membership in the society, and a partial subsidy for travel and accommodation costs. If you wish to have your paper considered for the Young Scholars program, please provide details of the date of your last degree (or your current graduate student status) when submitting your paper proposal to, and indicate that you wish to be considered for the Samuels Young Scholars program. A Young Scholar must currently be a PhD candidate, or have been awarded a PhD in the
2 years preceding the conference. The deadline for application is Monday, March 12.

The HES 2012 conference will open on the afternoon of Friday, June 22 with a plenary session on "The Influence of Economic Thought on Economic Policy in Canada and the USA" featuring Craufurd Goodwin (Duke University), David Laidler (University of Western Ontario), and Tiago Mata (Duke University). Other plenary addresses during the conference will be given by Peter Groenewegen (University of Sydney), Samuel Hollander (Ben Gurion University of the Negev and University of Toronto), and Antoin Murphy (Trinity College, Dublin), and the Presidential address by Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame).

The conference banquet on Sunday, June 24, will be at the Peller Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, showcasing the cuisine and wine of the Niagara wine country.

Information on transportation, registration, accommodation (on campus and in hotel), and area attractions are posted on the conference website.

St. Catharines, Ont., is conveniently near to the Toronto and Hamilton airports in Ontario and to the Buffalo airport just across the border in New York State. Niagara Airbus provides shuttle service from all three airports. Located amid the wineries of the scenic Niagara Peninsula, St. Catharines is close to Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake (home of the Shaw Festival), and, slightly further afield, Stratford, Ont. (home of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival).

I look forward to welcoming you to Brock University and St. Catharines.

Robert Dimand
President-elect, History of Economics Society,

outdoor garden at Brock University