[We've previously noted the first "Workshop on Comparative Historical Approaches to Fiscal Sociology," held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. Here is the announcement of the second convening of the workshop.]
In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines have embarked on an innovative wave of multidisciplinary research on the social and historical sources and consequences of taxation. We invite interested graduate students from history, law, and the social sciences to participate in a one-day workshop on this “new fiscal sociology.” Students will read and discuss classic and contemporary essays that trace fundamental connections between tax institutions and macro-historical phenomena – wars, racial boundaries, religious traditions, gender regimes, labor systems, and more. Workshop participants will also have the option to present and discuss their own dissertation or pre-dissertation research.