2020 Summer Institute

The 2020 Duke Summer Institute on the History of Economics has been canceled because of the pandemic.

The 2020 Duke Summer Institute will be held June 7-11, 2020. The 2020 Institute will take the form of a research workshop and is aimed at graduate students and early-career scholars who would like to work with a group of other, similarly situated scholars, as well as more established historians of economics, to improve a paper they are working on and those of other members of the group. We are very pleased to have Evelyn Forget, Beatrice Cherrier, and Jeff Biddle joining members of the Center for the History of Political Economy faculty at the 2020 Summer Institute.

We will devote 80 minutes to each paper, a period that allows the author to make a 20-minute presentation—as one might at an academic conference—followed by an hour spent “workshopping” the paper. Feedback on presentations will also be provided, with a view to helping the scholars maximize their effectiveness in that aspect of their work. We also plan to include a talk by Duke archivists associated with the Economists’ Papers Archive, which is housed at Duke, a writing workshop conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, and a Q&A session with current and former editors of history of economics journals, several of whom will be in attendance. Beyond all of this, the Summer Institute also offers a wonderful opportunity to build intellectual community with others in the field.

There is no registration fee, and the Center will provide double-occupancy housing in the Washington Duke Hotel. We will also cover the cost of economy-class round-trip airfare and provide a meals stipend.

Duke, which boasts five specialists in the field on its faculty, is home to the Center for History of Political Economy, a center whose mission is to promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of political economy. The premier journal in the field, History of Political Economy, is published here.