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Summer School in Economic and Social History

This Summer School offers comprehensive courses on research methods and main themes in Economic and Social History, as well as a framework for paper presentations from PhD students who are starting their theses and already have a chapter or paper to discuss, and post-doctoral researchers with more advanced papers, possibly in the pipeline for publication. Our aim is to put together researchers with different levels of experience. We will have lectures by distinguished scholars in the morning sessions and in the afternoon we will have the paper presentations by researchers. All topics in Economic and Social History of any geographical and chronological coverage are welcome.



Courses and paper presentations will be held in English. Papers written in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French are accepted.


Accommodation and travel expenses

Accommodation and meal expenses for four working days and three nights will be fully covered. Travel expenses will not be covered.


Venue and social program

The School will be held at Vila Viçosa. We will have a guided tour to the royal palace and estate.



Graça Almeida Borges (U Évora), Pedro Lains (U Lisboa), Fernanda Olival (U Évora) and Lisbeth Rodrigues (U Lisboa)



Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social

Universidade de Évora (CIDEHUS)



Keynote conference

Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (International Institute of Social History),

The slave trade and the development of the Atlantic African port system, 1400s–1800s



Rui Pedro Esteves (University of Geneva),

Quantifying History: methods and questions


Jorge Pedreira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa),

Big themes in Social History


Susana Miranda (Universidade de Lisboa),

Big themes in Economic History


Jaime Reis (Universidade de Lisboa),

How to publish


For more information, see the attached program.



Organização: APHES - Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social | CIDEHUS - Universidade de Évora
De 26.06.2019 a 29.06.2019
09:30 | Vila Viçosa