Freitag, 01. Juni 2018, 13:00 - 18:00 iCal

The Origins and Legacies of the Little Divergence

WEast Workshop

Seminarraum Geschichte 1, Universitäts-Hauptgebäude
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Samstag, 02. Juni 2018, 09:00 - 18:00

One of the biggest challenges in economic history is to account for present-day differences in levels of economic development across countries and regions. With this in mind, the participant of the workshop will share ideas as to when and why did the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) began to lag behind the West and why they have not been able to close, or even substantially narrow, this gap. New insights can be drawn from examining their tumultuous and complex histories, as well as their untapped sources of historical data. This may concern several developmental factors, endowments, geography, institutions, and culture, in different time periods.

The WEast workshop in Vienna will offer an opportunity to share and discuss ideas and research pertaining to these and related questions. The prime objective of the WEast workshop is to facilitate communication between scholars from the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ working in the broad realm of Eastern European economic and social history in order to share their research and to encourage exchange of knowledge about available sources of data and state-of-the art methodologies.

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Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, The Eastern European Economic History Initiative (WEast)


Veronika Haydn
Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
+43 -1- 4277 41301