Call for Papers

The Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand (EHSANZ) invite papers and proposals for APEBH 2023 conference. We welcome proposals for contributions on any topic in economic, social, and business history, including proposals for complete sessions on particular themes. A particular interest is in contributions to the main conference theme: “Gender in History”.

Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are warmly welcomed. Early career researchers are encouraged to participate. The conference organisers are also particularly interested in attracting papers that examine topics, and especially the main conference theme, in the context of the Asia-Pacific region as well as papers that provide an international comparative perspective, especially in relation to pre-contact and settler-economies such as Australia, New Zealand and the wider Pacific.

Please note, a closely related workshop on Women and Australian business history will be held on Thursday February 9th at UTS. This will examine women and business history, broadly conceived. Contributions may include women in leadership, women entrepreneurs and small business owners, women in professional work, the representation of ‘corporate’ or ‘business’ women, and the connection between women workers and corporate capitalism. The workshop will adopt an intersectional approach, considering how different forms of privilege and oppression affected the sort of women who engaged in business. The focus will be on women in Australasian business history, but will also consider comparative or international contributions. For more info please contact

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend. Fees for conference attendance and dinner will be waived for graduate students with the support of EHSANZ.

All abstracts (~100-150 words) and proposals for sessions should be emailed to or by 30th November 2022. If you would like to ask for any special consideration (such as refereeing or earlier confirmation), please note so with your submission.

UPDATE: The Call for Papers has been extended until 16th December 2022.