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Réseau canadien d'histoire économique

The Canadian Network for Economic History meets every 18 months to present and discuss recent research in economic history.

2012 CNEH Conference: Call for Papers

Conference Date: Friday, 26 October - Sunday, 28 October 20121
Location: Banff, Alberta
Theme: Getting the Institutions Right: Property Rights and Long Run Growth
Keynote Speaker: Lee Alston (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Mary MacKinnon Memorial Lecture: Latika Chaudhary (Scripps College)

The Canadian Network for Economic History invites proposals for its October 26-28, 2012 conference at the Banff Centre in Banff Alberta. Papers will be considered on all topics, with some preference given to those relating to the theme, "Getting the Institutions Right: Property Rights and Long Run Growth". The CNEH is very pleased to announce that Lee Alston (University of Colorado at Boulder) has agreed to give the keynote address at the conference, and Latika Chaudhary (Scripps College) will be giving the inaugural Mary MacKinnon Memorial Lecture. To be considered for inclusion on the programme please email a 1-2 page abstract to Chris Minns ( and Ian Keay ( The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2012. The programme will be set and authors notified by late-June. Proposals from graduate students and junior scholars are strongly encouraged. Funds may become available to partially reimburse the travel and accommodation costs of such participants. Information on the venue, registration, and programme will be posted at as it becomes available.

A copy of this CFP is available for download.

2011 CNEH Conference: Education, Migration, and Human Capital

Conference Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Theme: Education, Migration, and Human Capital
Keynote Speakers: George Boyer, Cornell University and Timothy Guinnane, Yale University

On behalf of the friends and colleagues of Mary MacKinnon and Alan Green, the Canadian Network for Economic History would like to dedicate its 2011 conference to their memory. Information on the venue, registration, and program is now available on the 2011 Conference Page. Additional information about the CEA Annual Meetings, which will be held June 3-5 in Ottawa, may be accessed at

During the 2011 CNEH conference we will discuss an appropriate, permanent memorial that recognizes the contributions made by Mary and Alan to our discipline.

The conference programme is now available for download and also for viewing online.

Please also note that a number of the papers to be presented at the 2011 conference are available for download as PDFs. These can be accessed by clicking on the paper title from the online programme.

Alan G. Green Memorial Fund for Economic History at Queen's

Alan Green died on November 3 2010, in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 78. In his memory, and on behalf of Alan's family, friends, colleagues and students, the Department of Economics at Queen’s University has established the Alan G. Green Memorial Fund to support research and teaching in economic history. More information ...

Second Call for Papers: 2012 Word Economic History Congress

Date: 9 -13 July 2012
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa

The International Economic History Association (IEHA) will hold its sixteenth World Economic History Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa in July 2012. More information on WEHC 2012 is available on the Congress website:

Website Updates

Information on participants and papers presented have been updated for the last three CNEH/RCHE conferences.
These can now be browsed at the Papers Presented or accessed from the Past Conferences page.

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