Call for Posters

The International Economic History Association (IEHA) will hold its fifteenth World Economic History Congress in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 3 to 7 August 2009. The congress includes a poster session for PhD-students and junior postdoc researchers.

The poster session offers junior researchers a great opportunity to present ongoing research to an international audience. Posters combine text and graphics in order to communicate information and ideas. The informal and interactive setting of the poster session makes it easy to engage people in conversation and invite feedback.

From the applications a jury consisting of members of the Executive Committee will select around thirty posters. These will be on display for two to three days in the hall where the coffee breaks are held, which will give the posters maximum exposure. The poster session itself will be divided in two parts, taking place on Monday in the late morning and on Thursday in the late afternoon. On each occasion fifteen participants will be expected to be with their posters for brief presentations, questions and discussion. The jury will assess the posters and give an award to the best poster.
For practical information and suggestions on how to make a good poster, consult the tips for making a poster (pdf).

Are you interested in participating in the poster session? Then submit a proposal containing the following elements:
- the proposed title of the poster;
- an abstract of the contents of the poster (max 400 words);
- your name, email address and institutional affiliation.

Submissions should be sent by email to: before 1 April 2009.
Reception of the submission will be acknowledged by email. Around 1 May 2009 candidates will be informed if their poster is selected for the poster session. The selected candidates will then have to submit their poster as a digital document before 1 July 2009, and take a full-size printed version of the poster with them to the congress.
Candidates who prefer not to register for the congress until they have been informed that their poster has been selected, may register after 1 April and still pay the early registration fee.

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