The blog History of Economics Playground began in November 2007. We were brought together as the youth of the history of economics. In a field that honors the discrete and collected elder, we wanted to brave new ground. We wanted to be serious about being playful. For 5 years, we debated, gossiped and expressed our feelings about life in scholarship. In 2011, we left the playground and went blogging @INET.
Nine years after, we’re hopefully still good-looking and enthusiastic, yet also swamped with deadlines. Some of us are writing habilitation theses, finishing a book, putting together some articles, preparing talks and lectures, applying for grants. This summer, we will be reading the same works and our topics will often intersect. We will research various protagonists embedded in the same context, yet we will disagree a good deal about what shaped economics as we know it today. We are therefore reopening our old playground for a couple of months, turning it into a summer bootcamp for historians with deadlines.
Pooling together for 2016 summer camp are Ivan Boldyrev, Beatrice Cherrier, Yann Giraud and Tiago Mata. Others may join us by the beach at some point. If you’re interested, send an email to any of us.