XXXII Conference of the Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social
Constructing Fortune or Failure: Historical perspectives
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 16th and 17th November 2012
Call for Papers

Attention: new deadline for papers submission: 31 May, 2012.

Fortune and failure are concepts with historical changeable meanings that meet cultural constructions very present in Western thought. We are dealing with concepts which application in each moment is based in comparative perceptions of the reality, their evaluation depending on the available tools in precise contexts. Economic, social and political changes are differently understood through this couple of opposed concepts, or others from the same semantic field, by the several actors involved. Among other potentials, some reflection on the application of these concepts in different historical contexts and in separate thematic areas may provide a debate on the historian work and a reflection on the way that language relates with historical experience.

The 32nd APHES Conference invites the national and international scientific community to participate in this debate, submitting thematic panels or individual papers.

Even though the Call for Papers is directed at the Conference's main theme, proposals for panels and papers on other topics will be accepted in the areas of economic history and social history.

Proposals should include an abstract, maximum 500 words (including up to 4 keywords, object, objectives, theoretical frame and empirical grounding) and a brief CV (maximum 1 page) of the author or the main author. The deadline for submission of papers is 31 May, 2012, and proposals should be sent to aphes32.cehc@iscte.pt.

Papers will be selected until 30th May 2012 and the full-text version (maximum 7500 words, including notes) should be sent until 15th October 2012, so that they can be made available on the Conference' website.

Young Portuguese researchers, as well as young foreigner researchers working in Portuguese universities, are encouraged to submit their work to the APHES Prize. The rules are available at www.aphes.pt.

Official Languages: Portuguese and English

Albrecht Dürer, Nemesis ou a Grande Fortuna (c. 1501)