The HES provides support for several Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars to present papers at the conference, in the form of free registration, banquet and reception tickets, and a year's membership in the society. Some of the Young Scholars awardees will also receive a grant of $500 to cover travel and other costs. A Young Scholar must be a current PhD candidate, or have been awarded a PhD in 2016 or later.

Those interested in having their paper considered for the Young Scholars program will be able to indicate their interest when they submit their paper proposal through the conference website, and will be contacted subsequently with more details about the program.

For all young scholars applying to HES there will be a pre-conference workshop organized by the INET-YSI group on History of Economic Thought. More details will follow soon.

The annual HES Conference will take place at the Faculty House of Columbia University in New
York City, 20-23 of June 2019. Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economic
thought are welcome, including work related to any period or any school of economic thought.
Also welcome are papers that situate economics in wider intellectual and cultural contexts or
relate it to other disciplines.
Although we welcome proposals for individual papers, proposals for complete sessions are
especially encouraged. To submit a paper or session proposal, go to the conference web
page, where there is a link to a form for making
submissions. Those proposing papers will be asked to submit an abstract of less than 250 words,
while those proposing sessions will be asked for an abstract of less than 500 words that lists all
participants, titles and very brief descriptions of the papers to be included.
The HES website for conference registration ( will open
on January 2, and will provide information on several hotels where blocks of reduced rate rooms
have been reserved.
We encourage scholars from neighboring disciplines to participate; please see the past
conference programs posted on the HES website. Inquiries regarding session proposals are most
welcome, and should be addressed to Jeff Biddle at Most of the conference
sessions will be an hour and a half but there will be hour long sessions as well. So you could
propose a session with two, three or four papers.
The DEADLINE for submissions is February 15 2019.
The early registration deadline for the conference is February 28.