Groningen, Netherlands

Financial, Economic and Business History

when 24 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3.5 EC
fee EUR 150

This summer school will offer you the opportunity to develop core research skills, ranging from presenting your research project, receiving feedback, providing commentary on the work of your peers, and moderating others’ sessions. It is organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen (UG) and supported by the European Historical Economics Society (EHES). Students will be accommodated in the city centre of Groningen.

You will receive feedback on your presentation from leading scholars in the field. Additionally, these scholars will deliver keynote speeches on the latest developments and trends in financial, economic and business history, shedding light on the digitization of historical data and innovative research methodologies. Moreover, you will receive guidance on publishing your work from (former) journal editors and gain valuable insights into academic career prospects. In celebration of the third female (and first in economic history) Noble Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences, Claudia Goldin, we will pay particular attention to women in academia.

Course leader

Dr. Amaury de Vicq & Thalassa de Waal

Target group

This course is designed for PhD-students and early Postdocs in Financial, Economic or Business History.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

1. Present your academic work to a an audience of peers and experts;

2. Critically assess work of your peers and provide constructive feedback;

3. Moderate an academic discussion;

4. Acquire the latest insights into financial, economic and business history research

Credits info

3.5 EC

Preparation: 72 hours
Lectures: 12 hours
Presentation and feedback sessions: 12 hours
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 96 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 150: Participation fee

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