Annual Symposium

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline:
February 18, 2015

Registration Deadline
(for presenters):
Indicated in acceptance letter

Registration Deadline
April 5, 2015

Conference Dates:
May 29-30, 2015

Full Paper Deadline:
Three weeks after conference

Symposium on Business and Economic History 2015

Conference Dates:  May 29-30, 2015
Location:  Lisbon, Portugal

Please join us for our symposium to present, discuss, and fine-tune outstanding papers that fall within the theme of our new peer-reviewed journal, the Historical Review of Business and Economics. For the conference we are soliciting papers that demonstrate potential to be published in the journal, if the authors choose this option.

Call for Papers

We are accepting and reviewing work on a rolling basis until February 18, 2015. You are strongly encouraged to submit your abstract as soon as possible to allow for sufficient time to settle any questions that the expert panel might have and to provide a comfortable time window for funding and possible travel visa applications.

The abstract should not exceed 300 words. Proposals may cover any topic related to economic history and business history. If you have doubts about whether your proposal fits, please contact us for assistance.

Decisions of acceptance are usually made within 2-3 weeks after submitting your abstract.

Papers presented at the conference may be published in the conference proceedings. Full papers should consist of approximately 8-20 pages single-spaced. If the author(s) are interested, a paper may be considered for possible publication in the peer-reviewed Historical Review of Business and Economics..

Please submit the abstract by e-mail to Mr. Wolf (no attachments, please put the abstract directly into the e-mail message) to the following address:

Conference Program

Friday, May 29, 2015

18:30—20:30  Evening Reception
Buffet of local specialties and unlimited selected drinks.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

08:30-09:00  Registration, coffee & morning snacks
09:00-09:30  Opening Ceremony
09:30-12:00  Morning Conference Sessions
12:00-13:00  Lunch
13:00-13:15  Group Photo Opportunity
13:15-15:00  Afternoon Conference Sessions
15:00-15:30  Coffee break and snacks
15:30-18:00  Afternoon Conference Sessions (cont.)


The cost of registration is EUR 290 per person, which includes access to all coffee breaks, the lunch buffet, all conference presentation sessions, water and other selected drinks, the evening reception with a Portuguese buffet, and the conference materials.

Please note that presenters must be registered by the deadline stated in the notice of acceptance to confirm their participation.

Since seats for non-presenters are limited, non-presenters interested in attending should contact us before making travel arrangements.

The registration form has not yet been activated.

NOTE: All conference participants must bring their registration confirmation to the registration desk on the day of the conference.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us.

Travel Information

The conference venue is just three metro stations from Lisbon Airport (LIS). There are also many accomodation options available.