A message from our president:

Dear Historians of Economics,
Due to COVID-19 I was not able – really unfortunately – to welcome you in Utrecht last year to participate in the annual meeting of the History of Economics Society. This year the prospects are much better with vaccination programs having started in most of the countries. However, this process is slow, actually too slow for having a more or less normal HES conference in Utrecht in June. We have therefore decided to have the HES conference from 10 to 12 December. I expect that by then most of the vaccination programs have progressed such that most, if not all, of you are allowed to travel and visit the Netherlands without complications and that in the Netherlands all health restrictions are abolished. In my view the HES conferences are, beside the important opportunity to present your work, also important social events where one can share more informally new ideas and research plans, in corridors and at dinner tables, in other words the kind of social interaction we now are so missing. I really hope to see you in real in Utrecht in December.
Take care and stay sensible,
Marcel Boumans, President HES

Welcome to the 48th Annual Meeting of the

History of Economics Society

The Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society is one of the most important international gatherings of historians of economics. The conference provides an opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues, to learn about new research in the field, and to talk with journal and book editors and bloggers.
The 2021 Conference will take place December 10-12 at Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands.
We are now accepting abstracts for Individual Papers, Group Sessions, and Asynchronous Paper Presentation Videos. Please use this form to upload your proposal documents.
Conference registration opens (to be announced)
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2021 HES Conference Schedule
TBA: The Institute for New Economic Thinking is hosting a 2021 Pre-HES Conference Workshop for Young Scholars. More information will be posted soon.
See tabs below for information on conference registration, locations, program book, lodging, purchasing exhibitor tables and/or program book advertisements, and other information.

In order to register for the coming HES 2021 Meeting, you have to be registered at our website. If you are not a registered user, please fill in your information here and follow the steps.

If you are a registered website user, log in to your account and then come to this page to buy your registration from the options below. Early registration discounts end TBA

Besides the conference registration, you can choose to purchase additional social event tickets to include in your cart before checking out: opening reception and conference banquet.

As it is the case with HES memberships, secure online payments are processed by PayPal. For the majority of countries, you do not need to have a PayPal account to make a payment with a credit or debit card. If you are unable to make a Paypal payment please email hes@uwosh.edu for assistance.

All prices are in US dollars.

HES is not able to process reimbursements after November 19, 2021.

Conference Registration:

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Event Ticket sales are online only. We are unable to take cash on-site.

Conference Events:

Thursday, December 9: Opening Reception 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, December 11: Awards Banquet 7:00-10:00 pm

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Conference Exhibitors and Advertisements:

Editors, publishers, and organizations seeking display and advertising space at the History of Economics Society Conference should register on the conference website as HES members, if applicable, or as HES non-members otherwise. Exhibitor tables can be added to your cart along with your conference registration fee.

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  • Preliminary Schedule HES 2021
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The 2021 Conference will take place at Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

All sessions and events will be hosted in Utrecht University Hall:

Pre-conference Workshops Spinoza Hall
Conference Registration: Zaal 1636 and Westerdijkkamer
Opening Reception: Aula
Conference Sessions: Belle van Zuylenzaal, Eijkmankamer, Kanunnikenzaal, Sterrecamer, Opzoomerkamer, Kernkampkamer
Keynote Addresses: Aula
Awards Banquet:

Pandhof and Senaatszaal

Below is a list of hotels near the conference site of the 48th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society held in the city of Utrecht from (dates TBS). (to come)



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