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Tax History Conference 2024

Call for Papers

Notice is hereby given that the 12th biennial Tax Law History Conference organised by the Centre for Tax Law, University of Cambridge will take place in the Law Faculty on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July 2024. While Centre for Tax Law conferences of the past two years have been predominantly attended in person, for additional flexibility a hybrid format is again envisaged with both in person and online participants and presenters.

Accommodation is unlikely to be directly arranged by the Centre, but pointers as to possibilities will be provided in due course. We intend to continue the tradition of a conference dinner on the Monday evening. The optional pub dinner on the Sunday evening has become logistically difficult, but we will investigate possible alternatives in the new year.

The first purpose of this notice is to confirm that the event will take place and to let you have the dates. The second is to invite proposals for papers. As usual, there is no particular academic theme for the conference other than that proposals should have a tax law and historical focus.

Volunteers to give papers should please contact us at by Friday 31 December 2023 with a title and an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The pool of proposals will be assessed by a panel and volunteers will be notified early January 2024 of the outcome.

In order to progress arrangements, please let us know if you are:

  1. definitely wanting to attend in person and if so whether you would like to attend an informal meal on the Sunday evening
  2. definitely wanting to attend online
  3. definitely not wanting to attend
  4. not yet certain but would like to be emailed when registration becomes available, probably in April 2024

Despite the online avenue, we plan to restrict attendance (online and in person) in the usual manner. If we do not hear from you and the conference looks like it will be full, there will be no further email when registration becomes available. In selecting volunteers for papers, we will take into account the need for a minimum number of papers to be presented in person.

We hope to settle the conference fee before registration – it should be in line with the last conference. It is hoped that we will continue our tradition of publishing the conference papers in the 12th volume of Studies in the History of Tax Law with Hart Publishing, although this is not confirmed. A book proposal will be submitted early next year based on the proposals accepted.