Call for Papers

UTS newsroom article image resize 1200x2000 (1)Gender in History:
Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference
University of Technology Sydney
10-11 February 2023

Papers and proposals for sessions are invited for the APEBH 2023 conference. The organisers welcome proposals for contributions on any topic in economic, social, and business history, including proposals for complete sessions on particular themes. A particular interest is in contributions to the main conference theme: Gender in History.

Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are warmly welcomed. Early career researchers are encouraged to participate. The conference organisers are also particularly interested in attracting papers that examine topics, and especially the main conference theme, in the context of the Asia-Pacific region as well as papers that provide an international comparative perspective, especially in relation to pre-contact and settler-economies such as Australia, New Zealand and the wider Pacific.

Please note, a closely related workshop on Women and Australian business history will be held on Thursday February 9th at UTS. This will examine women and business history, broadly conceived. Contributions may include women in leadership, women entrepreneurs and small business owners, women in professional work, the representation of ‘corporate’ or ‘business’ women, and the connection between women workers and corporate capitalism. The workshop will adopt an intersectional approach, considering how different forms of privilege and oppression affected the sort of women who engaged in business. The focus will be on women in Australasian business history, but will also consider comparative or international contributions. For more info please contact

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend. Fees for conference attendance and dinner will be waived with the support of EHSANZ.

All abstracts (~100-150 words) and proposals for sessions should be emailed to or by 30th November 2022.  If you would like to ask for any special consideration (such as refereeing or earlier confirmation), please note this with your submission.

Urgent economic, business and social histories

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 2022 Australian History Association conference (Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus), on the theme “Urgent histories”.

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 convenors: Claire Wright (; or Lionel Frost (

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.