Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Workshop, seminar › Academic
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Regional Studies Association, the RSA launched the Research Network on Regional Economic and Policy History (ReHi). Its func-tion is to connect social scientists and historians within the field of regional research, with the aim to facilitate a deeper understanding of the roles played by history to regional research in general, and to regional policy-making specifically.
The new network hosted an inaugural workshop in London 25-26th April 2017, with a focus on ‘stock-taking’ of the connections that already exist between history and regional studies, and to explore existing points of contact between historians and social scientists involved in regional studies, including geographers, political scientists, and sociologists. The two days were divided into the guiding themes of ideas, methodologies and case studies, with four panels exploring theory, conceptual developments, variations in measurements and regional policies.