Queen's University Belfast Workshop: The Economics and History of Health Crises

26 May 2022 12:00AM - 27 May 2022 12:00AM
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Dates: Thursday 26 & Friday 27 May 2022
Venue: Clifton House, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The workshop is organised jointly by the Centre for Health Research at the Management School (CHARMS) and the Centre for Economic History (QUCEH), both at Queen's University Belfast. This workshop is panned to be an in-person event in Belfast. The venue will be Clifton House, Belfast's historic poor house, constructed by the Belfast Charitable Society in 1774, and the location of the first trials of inoculation and vaccination in Ireland in 1800.

Academics often struggle to communicate their research findings to policymakers. This workshop will assist in creating opportunities for translating academic research into formats that may inform actionable policy initiatives. The workshop will conclude with a public roundtable discussion, involving both academics and policymakers from public health institutions.

Our keynote speakers are Guido Alfani (Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University, Milan), Erica Charters (Professor of the Global History of Medicine at the University of Oxford) and Maarten Lindeboom (Professor of Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

Call for Papers

Applicants should write an extended abstract summarising their ongoing research project and explaining how it relates to the workshop's aim. It should be approximately 300-500 words. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format alongside a short CV of the presenting author to qucharms@qub.ac.uk by Friday 25 February 2022.

Successful applicants will be communicated by Friday 18 March 2022

Each paper will be assigned a discussant from another discipline. Participants are therefore expected to have read the work of their fellow participants. Successful applicants are expected to submit a full working paper by Friday 29 April 2022.

Queen's University Belfast will provide accommodation to successful applicants for the duration of the workshop. Lunches and dinners will also be provided. Travel to Belfast will be at own expense, but some limited funds are available to sponsor new scholars who do not have institutional support.

For more information on the workshop and call for papers, visit the link here.