Seminars and Training activities

If the student accesses the research period of the PhD in Economic History programme with a degree other than the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Economic History, they will have to complete the specific training complements (to be taken within the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Economic History) that the Academic Committee in Economic History considers necessary. These complements will have to be passed before the presentation of the doctoral thesis project and will depend on the applicant's training.

During the research period in the PhD in Economic History programme, students will have to attend the PhD student Economic History seminars organized by the PhD students. These seminars are a training space for research staff in training. In these seminars, the student presents the progress of the research, receives comments from their classmates and the teaching and research assistant staff. Presentation at doctoral seminars is mandatory annually starting in the second year for those who do the doctorate full-time and every two years (starting in the third year) for those who do it part-time.

The organization is carried out by the doctoral students themselves. This experience began in the 2014-15 academic year and those who have collaborated in the organization of these seminars throughout so far have been: Roser Álvarez, Oriol Sabaté, Sara Torregrosa , Marisol López, Andrea Montero, Germán Forero, María José Fuentes, Guillermo Antuña, Julio Reyna and Martín Garrido, and in the most recent period: Songlin Wang, Xavier Jou, Wenxuan Zhang, Juan Monsalve, Daniele Vico and Julio César Irala.

To participate in this seminar, in addition to the programme's trainee researchers, students from other programmes can participate by writing to the organizers:, before October 30 of each year. An extended summary of the work is requested, 500 to 1000 words, exposing the research question, the hypothesis of the document, the objectives, the methodology, main results and preliminary conclusions.

In addition, the Academic Committee of the PhD in Economic History programme will schedule a series of activities in which students are encouraged to participate and which will be announced in a timely manner. More specifically, PhD students will have to attend, each year, the visiting professor courses organized by the programme, as well as the research methodology seminars organized by the Academic Committee.

PhD Economic History Student Seminars programme

PhD Economic History Student Seminars

12 Enero 2024
Room 2019 (Building 696) | Faculty of Economic and Business

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9:00 – 10:00 — Guillermo Antuña, "Just company regions? The long-term impact of big steelmaking firms on industrial path development: The cases of Asturias and Umbria". Discussant: Adrian Cabezas. Chair: Juan Monsalve. Abstract.

10:00 - 11:00 — Adrián Cabezas, "Una comparativa entre las compañías ferroviarias españolas y europeas durante los años 30". Discussant: Noelia Parajuá. Chair: Guillermo Antuña. Abstract.

11:30 - 12:30 — Wenxuan Zhang, "Gestión de la salud laboral en la era de la Gran Minería del Cobre en Chile: análisis histórico de la mortalidad por silicosis, 1940-1990". Discussant: Orr Yoeli Rimmer. Chair: Adrian Cabezas. Abstract.

12:30 - 13:30 — Orr Yoeli Rimmer, "Exploring sub-national variation in State Capacity development in Chile during the 19th Century". Discussant: Florencia Araoz. Chair: Wenxuan Zhang. Abstract.

Next session: 28 June 2024

Past sessions

27 October 2023
Room 1038 (Building 690) | Faculty of Economic and Business

9:00 – 10:00 - Songlin Wang, "La importación a Latinoamerica desde Asia, 1876-1938". Comentarista: Guillermo Antuña. Moderador: Xavier Jou

10:00 - 11:00 - Xavier Jou, "Gender conflict on the shopfloor. Barcelona women at Chocolates Amatller, 1890-1914". Comentarista: Songlin Wang, Moderador: Jordi Melé-Carné

11:30 - 12:30 - Jordi Melé-Carné, "Interdependencias e importancia de la Organización Común del Mercado del azúcar de la UE en el mercado mundial (1968–2005)". Comentarista: Ferran Canudas. Moderadora: Noelia Parajuá

12:30 - 13:30 - Noelia Parajuá, "Towards a crisis of reproduction? A first empirical exploration on the third food regime and the end of the “Four Cheaps” in Spain". Comentarista: Juan Monsalve. Moderadora: Songlin Wang

14:30 - 15:30 - Florencia Araoz, "Dinámica electoral, instituciones políticas y desempeño institucional: Las provincias argentinas en el largo plazo". Comentarista: Wenxuan Zhang. Moderador: Deniele Vico