The joint event aims at bridging the divide between economics and history, by revamping a methodological tradition of teaching and research, which desperately needs further development. Such tradition sees history as a fundamental instrument of economic analysis and the history of thought as a resource to draw upon in the discussion of both theoretical and policy oriented issues. The historical perspective in economics allows connecting the past and present plurality of approaches and is foundational to the advancement of new ideas and methods, tailored to the questions we want them to address.