Professor Kevin H. O'Rourke, Department of Economics, has been elected President-elect of the European Historical Economics Society. His term as President will be from 2009 to 2011.
Since its informal beginnings in the 1980s, the European Historical Economics Society has developed into the leading pan- European scholarly association in economic history. It has been registered since 1995 with the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. Its aim is to promote research and teaching in European economic history, which it does by holding conferences and summer schools, and by publishing the Society journal, the European Review of Economic History (EREH).
The EREH, which has been published since 1997, and which Professor O'Rourke co-edited from 2003 to 2006, was recently admitted to the Social Science Citation Index, and has established a reputation as a leading international journal in the field.