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12th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (ICHC12), Maastricht, The Netherlands 29th July – 2nd August, 2019

Every two years the Working Party (WP) on History of Chemistry (EuChemS) organizes an international conference on the history of chemistry, open to colleagues from all over the world. The 12th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (12th ICHC) will take place from 29th July to 2nd August, 2019 in Maastricht, one of the oldest cities of The Netherlands, which still has preserved much of its historical charm. The dates of the conference are chosen in such a way that those who are visiting the Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 23-27 July 2019, can easily combine this with participation in ICHC12.

For more information about session or paper submission, deadlines and practical arrangements can soon be found on: www.ichc2019.org

Call for papers: Wars and profits (late 18th C. – 20th C.) International workshop, Paris, 28th- 29th of November, 2019

Wars offer opportunities of extraordinary profits to companies of the belligerent countries and the neutral ones as well, both in the fields of armaments and other private sectors. Wars also raise issues concerning the measure and the legitimacy of profit, hence the « excess profit taxes » set up by States. The goal of our interdisciplinary and comparative project is to try to quantify the war profits – without reducing them to war benefits– and to address the tools, concepts and values that the various stakeholders build and use for measuring profits, to (de)legitimize them, and to secure « normal profit ».

More information on: http://www.idhes.cnrs.fr/appel-a-communications-colloque-international-guerres-et-profits-fin-xviiie-s-xxe-s/#_ftnref1

Call for papers: »Global Value Chains in Modern Economic History« 2nd Bayreuth Economic History Seminar, Bayreuth, Germany 12-14 June 2019

Global economic relations have changed fundamentally in the past decades. Yet, academic and public catchwords like “globalisation” can barely capture these changes that culminated in the disappearance of the colonial and imperial eras’ divide between resource exporting and finished goods exporting economies. This coincided with the rise of multinational corporations and increasing dominance of “intra industry”-trade. Thus, while growing trade integrated nations into the global economy, the production of commodities increasingly disintegrated in that, as detailed in the seminal article by Robert Feenstra, ever more corporation spread individual production steps across several national economies.

The conference aims to engage in critical debates of GVC- approaches, based on empirical evidence from economic and business history and also from related disciplines. We wish to facilitate an exchange of economic and business historians with specialists in trade, international economics, political economy as well as with sociologists and anthropologists working with explicit foci on economy and history. We very much welcome submissions from senior scholars in the respective fields and also explicitly encourage junior scholars to submit paper proposals. A workshop aimed at developing pre-circulated papers will form part of the conference. This call is open to scholars from all continents and from different disciplines. Traveling expenses and accommodation can be covered up to a maximum of 1500 Euro per person.

Closing Date: 8th March 2019
Date of the Conference: 12-14 June 2019
Organizer: Bayreuth University

For further information see the
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Job Postings

Co-Editor of the journal "Business History"

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. The journal is seeking one Co-Editor to join the Editorial Team to drive the strategy for Business History, working to enhance the impact and reputation of the Journal. The Co-Editor will manage the peer-review process for papers assigned to them, recommending high quality papers to publish.
The position is for a term of three years starting in January 2021, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.

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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Economic and Social History

The University of Glasgow is looking for a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Social History. To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the Subject Area of Economic and Social History, in the School of Social & Political Sciences.

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Lecturer in International Political Economy

The School of Social and Political Science wishes to appoint a lecturer in International Political Economy. The successful candidate will have a 50 percent appointment in the Subject of Politics and 50 percent in the Subject of Economic and Social History. We seek applications from candidates with research and teaching capabilities in historically informed approaches to international political economy. The chronological focus should be on the 20th century to the present. The geographic/regional focus is open. We welcome applications from candidates keen to contribute to interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange Those with expertise in Social Data Science and with ability to work across disciplinary boundaries are also welcomed.

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Lecturer in Global Inequalities

The School of Social and Political Sciences seeks to augment and complement existing strengths in global economic, business, gender and/or medical history through appointment of a Lecturer in Global Inequalities. The candidate will be based in the Economic and Social History subject area, and we welcome applications from candidates with ability to work across disciplinary boundaries. The theme of inequality is already embedded in the ESH curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and research-led teaching by a new specialist member of staff will enhance this still further, in particular through delivery of core and specialist courses in the MSc in Global Economy programme; the Erasmus Mundus International Masters programme in Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL); and the MSc in History programme. Preference is for appointment of a candidate with a 20th century focus. The geographic speciality is open, although an appointment with a specialism in East Asia or the Indian subcontinent would be desirable.

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