LSE Graduate Seminar in Economic History

LSE Graduate Seminar in Economic History

Call for Papers

2016 Michaelmas Term

PhD students conducting research in the field of economic history are invited to apply to present at the LSE Graduate Seminar in Economic History. The seminar convenors are presently considering applications for the 2016 Michaelmas Term.

The LSE Graduate Seminar in Economic History is intended for the presentation of papers (or chapters) at an advanced stage of research. Papers may address any historical period, region, or theme within economic history, but must constitute a substantial contribution to a scholarly debate within the discipline.

The seminar consists of a presentation of approximately 45 minutes in length, followed by questions and comments. Faculty and PhD students in the Department of Economic History are in regular attendance. Presenters can expect to receive critical and relevant feedback from economic historians with diverse expertise. In advance of the seminar, presenters are expected to submit a full-length draft of the paper for circulation.

In order to apply, please submit a CV and either of the following: a) a draft of the paper to be presented or b) an extended abstract of the paper to be presented, consisting of not less than 1,000 words. These materials should be emailed to the seminar convenors: Mattia Bertazzini (, Brian Varian (, and Franz Zobl ( no later than Friday, 29 July 2016. You can expect to learn the outcome of your application by early September.

A small travel subsidy of up to £75 is available for overseas presenters without recourse to other funds.

Please direct any questions to the seminar convenors.

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