ESTER International Program

Research Design Course 2016, Pisa (Italy)

ESTER announces its annual Research Design Course for PhD students in Economic and Social History on 19-21 October 2016 in Pisa, Italy. The Research Design Course of 2016 will be organized in close cooperation with Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa and Dr. Ilaria Pavan of Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.


ESTER (European Graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research) is a European platform for postgraduate teaching.

Research Design Course (RDC) - General Information

The ESTER Research Design Course is a three or four-day workshop concentrating upon the research projects of the individual participants. Here you can read all the important information: general information, criteria for admission, a protocol for admission and application and information on the organization of the course.

RDC papers 2014

The papers for the ESTER Research Design Course, Frankfurt, 14-17 October 2014 are now available.

Advanced Seminars

In Advanced Seminars, PhD-students are trained and prepared for the international academic debate in a specific field of economic and social history.

Working Papers Datini - ESTER Advanced Seminar

This working paper series presents research conducted by young researchers (PhD students or early postdocs) who participated in the Advanced Seminar sponsored by the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica "F. Datini" and by the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER).