After very successful rounds of a series of workshops in the last four years, we are now running its fifth edition and we are here to invite you all to participate of its second session. The JHET Online Writing Workshops are conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who has been for many years the managing editor of History of Political Economy (HOPE) and has a vast experience with helping economics students improve their academic writing.
Although difficulties with writing is not exclusive to non-native English speakers, the fact that the history of economics is a very international community makes language barriers a significant factor behind the heterogeneous representation of the works by historians written in English.
In order to help both non-native and native English speakers improve their writing and presentation skills, JHET is offering these workshops free of charge to anyone interested. We will give priority to early-career scholars (graduate students or those who graduated in the last 5 years) but aim to have a diverse group of participants. The meeting takes place through Zoom.
The first meeting of this year will take place on April 16 (Tuesday), 2024, from 10AM to 11AM EDT time (UTC-4; New York time), and its topic is described below.
As we did last year, there is a new feature to these workshops. Members of the History of Economics Society can apply for an individual 30min private tutorial with Paul to discuss a writing sample of hers. Two of such sessions will follow the one-hour plenary session.
And differently from last editions, this year Paul will discuss a theme in the workshop session through one book he selected. This information is given below.
If you are interested in the workshop, please fill in the online form:
The deadline for applying is April 12, 2024 (Friday), and participation is subject to availability.
Session 2: McCloskey Says (Economical Writing, by Deirdre McCloskey, plus “Writing Tips for Ph. D. Students,” by John H. Cochrane)
This workshop is brought to you by the History of Economics Society (HES). If you are currently not a member, please consider joining the society in order to support this initiative and the several others aimed at encouraging interest, fostering scholarship, and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of the history of economics and related disciplines. For further details, please visit