Well. The Economic History Blog has an exclusive. This post has the text I’ve written to announce an academic event in February 2010. The entry might sound too institutional, but I thought it would be nice if I shared it with you all before it appears published in economic history associations websites and e-mail lists.
The scale of the event is huge. It will be a great opportunity for the world to see the topics and the quality of on-going Latin American economic history research.
So, here it is. And as soon as I can confirm the participation of the key speaker (one of the economic historians I respect and like the most), the Economic History Blog readers will be the first to know it.
Second Latin American Economic History Congress
Mexico City, February 3-5, 2010
The Second Latin American Economic History Congress (CLADHE-II) will take place in Mexico City from February 3 to 5, 2010. The economic history associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay will be the organizers of the Congress. The Spanish and Portuguese economic history associations will participate as invited organizers. The Congress venue will be the National Autonomous University of Mexico Cultural Centre at Tlatelolco.
The Congress will be the ideal academic forum to debate on-going economic history research from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, as well as to discuss global and comparative perspectives with other regions.
The Congress is a collective effort that will definitely shape the future research agenda of the region’s economic history. The Congress will coincide with the Fourth International Congress of the Mexican Economic History Association (AMHE-IV). Registration and payment fees will allow participation in the full program of both Congresses.
The call for session proposals and the opening of the Registration & Payment System will be announced in the following weeks. After the sessions are approved, calls for papers will be announced, as well as a call for posters. There will be opportunities to organize roundtables and to present books, journals and websites.
Complete information on the Congress characteristics, calendar, fees and methods of payment, as well as on Mexico, the venue and travel arrangements, is available at www.economia.unam.mx/cladhe (in Spanish).
The first announcement (Primera Circular) can be downloaded at www.economia.unam.mx/cladhe/docs/circular1.pdf. If you have questions or you want to request specific information in English, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: The well-known economic historian Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be keynote speaker at CLADHE-II. Her speech will be about “The Ethical Dimension in Economic History”.