About Aphes

The Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social aims to contribute to the progress of studies in economic and social history.

The APHES organized 37 yearly scientific conferences. The organization of these conferences is carried out by members of the association in different Portuguese universities. The yearly rotation of the responsibility for organising the annual conference reflects the diversity of the university landscape. It also promotes the development of economic and social history across the national territory.

Alexander Gerschenkron Rize

San Jose, CA, 2017

Deadline Submission: May 15th 2017

The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada completed during the preceding year. The 2017 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in San Jose, California in September 2017. o be considered for these prizes, completed dissertations must be submitted by email (more information).

Historical metrology and Rural History before the metro

Leuven, 11-14 de September 2017

Submission Deadline: January 31st 2017

Since the publishing of "Measures and Men" by Witold Kula in 1970, the history of measures became, due to its own merits, a discipline in itself (historical metrology), changing forever its status as a mere auxiliary science. Therefore, this panel welcomes proposals that are connected, whether directly or indirectly, with the study of measurement before the Metric System, basically, from the perspectives of Social History, Economics and Land Surveying in rural areas. More information here.

42nd Annual Conference of the Economic and Business History Society 

Oklahoma, May 25-27 2017

Deadline: February 15th 2017

This conference will take place at the historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City from May 25-27, 2017. The presentation proposals may focus on older or recent aspects of Economic History.

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