Business history: debates, challenges and opportunities - 12th EBHA Franco Amatori Doctoral Summer School

Faculty Members: Adoración Álvaro Moya (CUNEF University, Madrid), Paloma Fernandez Pérez (University of Barcelona), Gelina Harlaftis (IMS-FORTH & University of Crete), Teresa da Silva Lopes (University of York), Stig Tenold (Norwegian School of Economics – NHHS), and Pierre-Yves Donzé (Osaka University).   

The 12th EBHA (European Business History Association) Franco Amatori Summer School will take place in Rethymno, Crete (Greece) from Tuesday September 3rd to Saturday, September 7th, 2024. The school aims at providing doctoral students with an overview of relevant research results and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of Business History. It is organised jointly by the European Business History Association (EBHA) and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation of Research and Technology–Hellas. Students will be accommodated in the beautiful town of Rethymno debating and discussing their research with leading international scholars.  

The title of the school will be Business History: Debates, challenges and opportunities. The school will focus on theoretical, methodological and practical issues which are of relevance for advanced research in business history. The main aim of the school is to provide students with a full understanding of the newest trends in research in the field and to provide a friendly atmosphere in which to discuss their preliminary findings with leading scholars as well as among their peers. In this respect, the program features both lectures and seminars given by faculty and student presentations of their research projects. Each student will have 20 minutes maximum to present her/his project, stressing especially: research questions and goals, methodology, sources, challenges and provisional outcomes. After her/his presentation, each student will receive questions and comments from other students and from faculty members (approx 15-20 minutes).  

The organisers will cover all local costs (accommodation in a twin-bed room and food), but participants are expected to pay their own travel expenses. Participation will be limited to 15 PhD students.  


Call for Applications
Institute for Mediterranean Studies
Foundation of Research and Technology
Rethymno, Crete, Greece