Welcome to Queen's University Centre for Economic History
Queen's University Centre for Economic History (QUCEH) is an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen's University Management School, Queen's University Belfast. It brings together faculty and graduate students working on the economic study of the past from across the university and elsewhere.
New Hire in Business History
Michael Aldous will be joining Queen's as a Lecturer in Management in July 2015. He is currently completing his PhD in economic history at the LSE. His research interests are in the field of business history, particularly issues of business ownership, organization and governance in international business.
Economic History Seminars
Speakers in our seminar series this academic year include Neil Cummins, Kris Mitchener, Eric Schneider, James Fenske and Rui Esteves.
The full programme is found here.
Historical Economics and the Economics of Religion
One-day workshop, to be held on 5 June 2015, exploring the economic impact of religion in history.
More details can be found here.
Call for Papers
The 2015 INFINITI conference is taking place 8-9 June in Ljubljana. Papers presented at the conference are eligible for consideration in a special issue of Explorations in Economic History, which will be edited by Ronan Lyons, Charles Larkin and John Turner. The theme of the special issue is "Financial Crises and Economic Stability - Historical Perspectives".
The special issue call is as follows: While developments in recent years have underscored the important links between financial crises and economic stability, the past three centuries contain many episodes of local and wider financial crises and how they affected real economic outcomes. Papers examining this rich history, particularly ones utilising detailed historical data, are welcomed.
New Research Network
A new network on the economics and history of crime and conflict was set up in Belfast in September 2014, at workshop in Crumlin Road Gaol.
More details are found here.