Annual Meeting Overview
ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW
Meet Us in the City of Steel September 2023
Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Its skyline showcases its industrial past, while its modern charm and innovation have transformed it into a must-visit destination.
Between meetings, immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage by exploring its world-class museums, such as the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum. Walk along the picturesque riverfronts and bridges offering breathtaking views of the cityscape.
A pandemic of catastrophic proportions unveils the paramount importance of care. However, despite the recent applause for caregivers, their significance and contributions are already fading from our economic consciousness. This realization prompts a deeper exploration of care’s importance, aiming to offer a complete understanding of everyday life and potentially challenge prevailing interpretations of economic history centered around wealth accumulation and rational allocation.
Pittsburgh, PA, known as the “Steel City,” provides an ideal backdrop for the meeting theme “Love and Toil, Care and Work.” Its rich industrial heritage and working-class ethos deeply intertwine labor and care. The city’s history reflects the struggles and resilience of workers, playing a pivotal role in the growth of the steel industry. Additionally, Pittsburgh’s revitalization efforts, community spirit, and commitment to care exemplify the intersection of love, care, and work. Hosting the meeting in Pittsburgh allows attendees to explore these themes in an inspiring setting that embodies their intricate relationship