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IEHC 2006

XIV International Economic History Congress

Helsinki, Finland, 21 to 25 August 2006


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Unicafe restaurants & cafés

Lunch options

Childcare options

Book & journal exhibition




15.00 – 20.00 registration (Metsätalo building, Unioninkatu 40 B)

9.30 – 11.00 Opening Session (University Main Building, Unioninkatu 34)
11.00 – 11.30 coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 dissertation competition
13.00 – 14.30 lunch
14.30 – 16.00 sessions
16.00 – 16.30 coffee break
16.30 – 18.00 sessions
19.00 – reception hosted by the University of Helsinki

Tuesday – Friday
9.00 – 10.30 sessions
10.30 – 11.00 coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 sessions
12.30 – 14.00 lunch
14.00 – 15.30 sessions
15.30 – 16.00 coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 sessions

The official social programme includes two receptions hosted by the University of Helsinki (Monday evening, 21 August) and the City of Helsinki (Friday evening, 25 August). All congress participants, including accompanying persons, are cordially invited to both.

The information and registration desk is located at the Metsätalo building, Unioninkatu 40 B (collection of the registration packs at the entrance hall of the building).
Opening hours during the congress week:
Sunday 15.00 – 20.00
Monday  8.00 – 19.00
Tuesday to Friday 9.00 – 18.00
Congress assistants are on duty at the information desk.

The following facilities are also available at the congress office (Metsätalo building, 2nd floor):
- notice boards for messages and updates on the session schedules
- pigeon holes for participants' post and faxes
- telephone
- supervised storage space for bags/luggage
- information on Internet access and copying machines
- information on excursions in and around Helsinki

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The XIV International Economic History Congress is held at three locations in the City Centre Campus of the University of Helsinki: the Metsätalo/Forsthuset building, the Topelia building and the University Main Building, all situated along Unioninkatu.

The Metsätalo building (main entrance at Unioninkatu 40 B) is the centre of activities during the congress week. The registration and information desk and the congress office are located there. Unicafe on the basement level of the building serves coffee during the session breaks.

The University Main Building has two entrances, one from the Fabianinkatu side (the new part of the building) and one from the Unioninkatu (Senate Square) side (the old part). The opening session, the university reception and the closing session are held on the second floor of the Main Building on the Unioninkatu side. The session rooms are on the third and fourth floors: Auditoria (e.g., Aud XII) refer to rooms in the old part, whereas those in the new part are referred to simply as Rooms 1 to 14 (e.g., Room 8). Coffee is served on the second and fourth floors during the session breaks. The Unicafe restaurant is located on the first floor of the building.

Fringe meetings and a few sessions are held in the A and F buildings of the Topelia quarter (entrance through Unioninkatu 38). The Gustus & Vera's open-air restaurant and café area is situated in the inner courtyard.

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Congress venue floor plans



Area map Legend
1. University Main Building
Unioninkatu 34/Fabianinkatu 33
2. Metsätalo/Forsthuset building
Unioninkatu 40 B
3. The City Hall of the City of Helsinki
Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13
4. Helsinki City Tourist Information
Pohjoisesplanadi 19
5. Evening cruise departure
Halkolaituri/Vedkajen, North Harbour

The University of Helsinki City Centre Campus map.

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Congress participants may buy lunch at a reduced rate (please remember to show your name tag) in the Unicafe restaurants at the Main Building and at Metsätalo building.
Lunch hours: 11.00 – 14.00
Prices: from 5.30 – 5.70 EUR
The Gustus & Vera restaurant (Topelia building, Fabianinkatu 37/Unioninkatu 38) has an open-air section and a café area serving beverages, coffee/tea and snacks.
Opening times: 12.00 – 18.00
The Unicafe menu will be enclosed in the congress bag.

There is a range of meal options available in the city centre. A normal rate for lunch is around eight euros. Numerous cafés are situated along the Aleksanterinkatu and Pohjoisesplanadi, which ends to the picturesque Market Place worth visiting. There will be an opportunity to buy light lunch on the Market Place as well. In Kluuvi shopping mall at the corner of the Kluuvikatu and Aleksanterinkatu and Kaisaniemi metro train underpass (nearest entrances to the conference venues to be found at the corner of the Yliopistonkatu and Vuorikatu, and Vuorikatu and Kaisaniemenkatu) you will find various fast food restaurants.

For Finnish & Scandinavian food, try:
Safka Restaurant, Vironkatu 8
Restaurant Aino, Pohjoisesplanadi 21
Restaurant Kipinä, Vuorikatu 16
Restaurant Savotta, Aleksanterinkatu 22
Fishmarket, Pohjoisesplanadi 17
Restaurant Tervasaaren aitta, Tervasaarenkannas 3

Traditional cafés for coffee & cake, breakfast and light lunch:
Café Engel, Aleksanterinkatu 26
Café Fazer, Kluuvikatu 3
Café Esplanad, Pohjoisesplanadi 3
Café Strindberg, Pohjoisesplanadi 33
For special needs, kindly contact the conference office.

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There are several registered childcare providers available in the Helsinki area. For trained, English speaking childminders, we recommend:
- The Family Federation’s Child Care Service is a state-monitored private social service provider. You can reserve reliable and professional childminders for temporary need. Basic hourly fee: 13,50 euros (minimum working period charge: 4 hours), reservations: +358 (0)9 6126130
- The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare is the largest child welfare organisation in Finland. The Mannerheim League offers diverse services including short-term childcare services and longer-term special services such as homecare for disabled and chronically ill children. Basic hourly fee: 4,20 euros +travel expenses, reservations: +358 (0)75 3245430 (3-4 days in advance)
For further details please contact Congress Secretary Ms. Sini Kangas.

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The book exhibition is located at the Metsätalo building (Unioninkatu 40 B, 3rd floor), and is open from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August during congress opening times.

Brill Publisher
Cambridge University Press
The Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT)
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Pickering & Chatto Publishers
Taylor & Francis Scandinavia
Thomson Learning EMEA

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Scandinavian Economic History Review
New to Routledge for 2006
Special 25% Discount Offer on a Personal Subscription for IEHC 2006 delegates
Please visit our stand at IEHC 2006 - Taylor & Francis
- receive a free sample copy

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BRILL, a publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences
invites you to visit our exhibit and review our recent publications. We are pleased to offer attendees of IEHC2006 a 25% discount on the titles on display. For news on forthcoming publications and special offers subscribe to our HISTORY E-bulletin.

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Revista de Historia Económica
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
Presentation Number 1, Second Epoch Wednesday, 23 August 2006 at 18.00-19.00 (Topelia building, room 205)

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(United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research) undertakes applied research and policy analysis on global development and poverty issues. Please visit our stand at IEHC 2006.

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Oxford University Press
Special 20% conference discount available on all titles on display. Please visit our stand to claim your exclusive discount.

Cambridge journals
30% discount on leading Cambridge economic history journals
As an IEHC delegate we would like to offer you the opportunity to subscribe to any of the following journals at a 30% discount:
European Review of Economic History
Financial History Review
The Journal of Economic History
Journal of Global History – New in 2006
To take advantage of this fantastic offer simply email: journals@cambridge.org quoting IEHC06.

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Peter Lang - International Academic Publishers
Please visit our website www.peterlang.com
A brochure with selected titles will be inserted in the congress bags.

Springer - call for papers

Springer proudly announces the publication of Cliometrica
- Journal of Historical Economics and Econometric History (Begin of Publication: 2007 / Calling for papers).

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Australian Economic History Review
An Asia-Pacific Journal of Economic, Business & Social History
Published on behalf of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand
Edited by: Stephen Morgan and Martin Shanahan

Thomson Learning
Visit the Thomson Learning stand at the exhibition and discover
Making of the Modern World: the Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1460-1850'. Free access available to delegetes at http://access.gale.com/ieha/ until 31 August 2006.

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University of Helsinki
The Academy of Finland
The Finnish Cultural Foundation
City of Helsinki
Bank of Finland
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Alfred Kordelinin yleinen edistys- ja sivistysrahasto
The Roberto Cortés Conde fund
Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth foundation
Foundation for Economic Education
The Finnish Work Environment Fund
Nordic Investment Bank
OP Bank Group and OKO Bank

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Last updated on 6 September 2006