43rd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

May 30, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Tiia Monto [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 43rd Annual Conference, to be held from May 30 to June 2, 2018, at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Call for Papers is open until February 15, 2018. Our general theme is Early Modern Origins of Growth and Business. However, proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic, social or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

The keynote speaker will be Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the plenary speaker Uskali Mäki, Academy Professor and Professor of Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki. Both have astounding merits in combining economics, history, and philosophy in their work.

Registration :: Program PDF Google (updated April 4, 2018)

Travel Tips and Guides (updated April 4, 2018)

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Preliminary Program Posted


Preliminary program for the EBHS 2018 is now available. You can view it on Googe Calendar, as a PDF, or on the Program Page. Please report any errors and problems to ebhs2018@ebhsoc.org.

Remember to register on May 7 at the latest in order to keep your paper in the program. Regular early bird registration ends on April 15.

Posted: 2018-03-31

Schedule Update


Deirdre McCloskey's keynote address on Wednesday (May 30) has been moved by 30 minutes to 5:30pm. 

Also, when planning your trip, please note that McCloskey's keynote address is indeed already on Wednesday. To make it (just) on time, the last train from Helsinki-Vantaa airport is the one leaving at 1:11pm and the last flight is the one departing at 3:50pm.

Please see our updated schedule. 

Posted: 2018-03-09

Registration Is Open


Registration for the 43rd EBHS conference to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, is now open.

Full Early-bird Registration (255 EUR) is open until April 15, 2018, after which Full Regular Registration (305 EUR) will be open until May 7, 2018.

Early Career (three years or less since doctorate earned) & Graduate Student Registration (180.00 EUR) is open until May 7, 2018.

If you are presenting at the conference, please register on May 7 at the latest to keep your paper in the final program. Full Regular Registration and Early Career & Student options will be open after that date for attendees not presenting at the conference.    

This year, registration is handled by JYU's Online Payment Services. When registering, note that Friday's Evening Cruise & Banquet is included in all registration types, so select the Guest Rate option only if you are brining a guest. 

Please register here:


Posted: 2018-02-16
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