The History of Economics Society is launching its new HES Webinar Series in 2020! The objective of this initiative is to offer HES members the possibility of organizing webinars to discuss relevant topics in the history and methodology of economics from any part of the world, anytime of the year.

A webinar series typically consists of a series of regular online meetings in which invited speakers or panelists discuss a specific topic with participants from any part of the world. Other types of webinars can be thought of as “reading groups” or “journal clubs” in which participants discuss a specific book or paper that they should have read beforehand. Webinars are also accessible, inclusive, and environmentally friendly events allowing people to get together without moving from their offices or homes.

As part of this initiative, the History of Economics Society would like to invite its members to send proposals for the organization of webinars on any topic that can be of interest to the community of historians of economics. HES will provide its members access to an online meeting software to organize a webinar series or session. It is important to note that only the organizer of the webinar must be an active member of HES, the panelists and other participants don’t need to be active members of our Society.

HES is willing to provide support by publicizing the series through its website, mailing list, and social media. However, the organizer of each webinar series will be fully responsible for the functioning, contents, invitations and acceptance of participants, and management of each session and event.

It is important to note that each webinar series will have to be approved by HES. To propose a webinar series please send an email to Valentina Erasmo ( at any time with the following information: 1) a short description (max 300 words) of the kind of webinar you would like to propose and a schedule with the number of sessions and tentative dates, 2) the audience your webinar is targeting, and 3) the contact information of the organizers (name, email, and affiliation).

Proposals for the organization of a webinar series are open during the whole year. Please do not hesitate to contact Valentina Erasmo ( if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposals!