Since its inception in 2001, the Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) has developed into an annual event, organized by graduate students in International and Global History at Harvard University. This year's conference will take place at CES over two days: March 10-11, 2016.
Financial, economic and political-economy issues have played a fundamental role in world development and continue to do so. They involve multiple agents besides the nation state; they prompt refined policy analysis; and they challenge historians to turn to the broadest range of sources and demand interdisciplinary analysis. Con-IH 16 will discuss cutting-edge studies that take up the dimensions of economics in international, regional, and global historical study. The papers cover periods ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, and proceed outward from diverse regions across five continents.
Professor Patrick O’Brien, Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the London School of Economics, will deliver the keynote address.