CHEH Talks at the 2012 Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

The Canadian Network for Economic History (CNEH) is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring two sessions on Saturday 9th of June at the 46th Meetings of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) at the University of Calgary, Alberta. The CNEH wishes to extend an invitation to all those at this year’s CEA to come to the CNEH sessions. Session CNEH I is titled Trade, Transport, Manufacturing and Wealth During the Golden Age of Globalization. Session CNEH II is titled The Role of Government in Economic History. Further details are available on the CNEH at the CEA page.

2012 CNEH Conference: Call for Papers

Proposed Papers Deadline: 1 June 2012 Conference Date: Friday, 26 October – Sunday, 28 October 2012Location: Banff, AlbertaTheme: Getting the Institutions Right: Property Rights and Long Run GrowthKeynote 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… Read More »2012 CNEH Conference: Call for Papers

Second Call for Papers: 2012 Word Economic History Congress

Date: 9 -13 July 2012Location: 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:

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 …

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.

Economic History in Canadian Universities: A Survey

by Douglas McCalla and Shawn Day (University of Guelph) This paper contributes to the discussion of the future of the teaching of economic history by documenting the current circumstances of economic history in Canada as represented by course offerings and faculty lists. Although economic history is sometimes done in interdisciplinary programs, business programs, political economy, and disciplines such as geography, demography, sociology, and anthropology, we focused our survey on the websites of history and economics departments across Canada and on related university websites (including timetables and course calendars). Download the PDF