Call for Proposals: History of Economic Thought Under Communism

In April 2014, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (www.iwm.at) launched a long-term comparative research project on the history of economic thought under communism. The project covers nine countries (Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, GDR, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia) on which sizeable national monographs will be prepared.

We cordially invite junior researchers (up to 35 years of age) to submit research proposals to be presented at a project workshop that will take place in Vienna in April 2015. As our research project is not confined to the economic context of the evolution of economic ideas but it also focuses on the political, social and cultural conditions of that evolution, we welcome submissions from young scholars working in various fields of economics and history-writing. The proposals may discuss both general (methodological) aspects of the history of economic thought under communism and selected authors, themes, countries or periods.

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014

A jury consisting of principal researchers of the project will select the best proposals by January 31, 2015. Upon successful presentation at the workshop, the authors may be invited to join one of the national research teams.

Please send your proposals (no more than 2000 words) as well as your CV and list of publications to the project coordinator, Christina Pössel (Poessel@iwm.at).

Sincerely,

Janos Matyas Kovacs
Permanent Fellow, IWM
Project director