Deadline: September 30, 2021

Call for papers for a panel called Natural Disasters and Risk Management from a Global North-South Perspective. This panel is part of the conference History of Insurance in a Global Perspective, held at the University of Basel, Switzerland, July 20-22, 2022.

We invite scholars interested in participating to submit proposals for papers.

  • Paper proposals should include the title and abstract (maximum 1500 characters) of the paper.
  • New session proposals (with three to four presentations) are also considered.
  • A list of accepted sessions is available here.
  • All proposals should be submitted electronically by 30th of September, 2021.

Scholars are invited to propose papers within the broad thematic range described above. Papers can address topics encompassed in sessions that are already accepted by the conference Advisory Board (see the list here).

We particularly invite proposals for topics rarely explored in the history of insurance. They include, for example, the history of insurance in non-Western regions, such as Asia, Africa, Central and Latin America. Other fields underrepresented in the program include the history of joint-stock companies or the insurance of the slave trade since the early modern period.

Please submit you sessions through the following link:

You will find a tutorial on how to submit a paper proposal here. You will also find a tutorial on how to submit session proposal here.

Scholars will be informed about the selection of their proposal by the end of October 2021. The final decision about the conference program and the grouping of papers in sessions will be made by the conference organizers and the Advisory Board, after consultation with the session chairs.

For further information, please contact Martin Lengwiler, History Department, University of Basel,