Call for Papers | CIVICA Workshop on Historical Persistence Mechanisms

CEU invites papers from faculty, postdoctoral scholars and PhD researchers in the fields of economics and social sciences for participation in the CIVICA workshop "Uncovering the Historical Mechanisms of Persistence," January 18 - 19, 2024 at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, Austria.

This workshop aims to explore the impact of historical events on contemporary outcomes, with a specific focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms that drive such persistence. Over two days, 12-15 selected participants will examine the intricate challenges of data availability, causal inference and temporal complexity when studying historical persistence. Distinguished keynote speakers will include Professor Sascha Becker from Monash University.

In alignment with the CIVICA research themes of "Democracy in the 21st Century" and "Europe Revisited," this workshop embraces perspectives from the quantitative social sciences, encompassing economics, economic history, political science and sociology. The workshop, organized by Michael Dorsch and Anand Murugesan, serves as a catalyst for productive engagement and collaborations within the CIVICA network.

Faculty participants in the CIVICA network, are encouraged to apply for the CIVICA Call for Faculty Short Visits mobility grant with the next round’s application opening in October 2023. The deadline for submission of papers is September 27th, 2023.

Please email your submission, including the title, author information, and an extended abstract (or a full draft), to