Upcoming International Conferences/Meetings

i. 2016 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference, 11-13 February 2016, Adelaide, SA

The 2016 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference will be held at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia, from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th February 2016.

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and was founded as the planned capital for a freely-settled colony in 1836. This heritage is still visible today with the CBD still characterized by the grid layout envision by Colonel William Light, one of the cities founding father. Shortly thereafter copper deposits were discovered and within a decade of Adelaide’s founding South Australia experienced a mining boom, shaping the development of the early decades of the new colony. Today Adelaide is a modern industrial city with a substantial presence of agriculture, most prominently wine, and mining as well as an extensive service sector characterized by education and health care.

The conference is hosted by the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide. The university was established in 1874 and within a few short years it also offered a mining engineering degree as well as established an agricultural college. Economics has a long tradition at the university, for example a Masters degree in Economics was established in 1938. This history also includes a strong presence of Economic History within the school and the university.

The conference will be held on the North Terrace campus of the university, which is located at the northern edge of Adelaide’s CBD and features a wide range of historic and modern academic buildings.

For more information, please visit the conference website here.

ii. The 60th Annual Conference Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2-5 February 2016, Canberra, ACT

The 2016 AARES Conference in Canberra will be the 60th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.  Our theme ‘Feeding and Energising Emerging Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities for Australia and New Zealand’ will be supported by contributions from leading thinkers on ways to achieve broad-based well-being. 

This conference comes to Canberra at a critical time for our profession, when designing policies to sustain global prosperity demands a greater understanding of the factors that determine economic and social progress, including uncertainty and heterogeneity. It will offer a forum for applied and theoretical economists to gather along with industry and policymakers to share experiences and draw insights. We will learn ways to create and grow opportunities to achieve greater and shared prosperity, while better managing the natural environment in our region and beyond.

For further information, please visit the conference website here.

iii. 2016 Annual Cliometric Society Conference, 20-21 May 2016, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The annual Cliometric Society Conference in 2016 will be held on the weekend of Friday 20 May through Saturday 21 May at the University of Pittsburgh and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Science Foundation.

The conference is designed to provide extensive discussion of new and innovative research in economic history. We consider applicants from all continents and papers addressing important topics in economic history for all countries. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary research and seek a diverse set of papers addressing local, country, regional, and global issues. Applications to present papers or to attend the conference are welcome from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty in economic history as well as distinguished faculty in other fields who have research interests in economic history.

Typically, twelve papers are selected for presentation and discussion. These are sent out to all conference participants in advance. Each paper is a single session, in which authors have five minutes to make an opening statement and the rest of the hour session is devoted to discussion among all conference participants. All participants are required to have read all papers and to attend the entire conference, i.e., arrive on Thursday, May 19 and leave on Sunday, May 22. At least one author must be a member of the Cliometric Society. For membership information contact Professor Michael Haupert at The conference pays most hotel and flight expenses for graduate students and heavily subsidizes hotel and flight expenses for faculty and researchers.

Proposals and requests to attend the conference will be accepted beginning 2 December 2015. The deadline to submit a paper proposal or a request to attend the conference is Friday, 22 January 2016. Those wishing to present a paper should provide an abstract and a 3-5 page summary of the proposed paper. In choosing papers and participants, the host committee will assign priority to those who have not attended recently or who have never attended. Graduate students wishing to attend or submit a paper proposal must obtain a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor. Those whose papers are selected for presentation will be notified by Wednesday 17 February 2016 and are expected to provide a completed draft of the paper in the proper format for the conference volume no later than Friday 1 April 2015.

We STRONGLY PREFER that applicants submit their materials via the web at the following site: Please email us at if you cannot submit via the web and we will make available alternative submission routes.

Questions? Email the conference administrators at

iv. 7th IMEHA International Congress of Maritime History

The International Maritime Economic History Association’s 7th International Congress of Maritime History will be held in Perth, Western Australia from Monday, 27 June to Friday, 1 July 2016.

The theme for the conference is “Old Worlds, New Worlds? Emerging themes in maritime history”.  As with previous congresses, ICMH7 has adopted a broad concept of maritime history, treating it as an interdisciplinary discipline that covers all historical periods and areas and all aspects of humankind’s relationship with the sea from ancient times to the present

For further information, please click here.







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