Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CFP: ”Uses of the Past in International Economic History”

The group Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations (UPIER) has issued a call for papers for a conference to be held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, on May 9-10, 2019. The organizers write:
. . . how relevant is the past as a guide to the present, or even the future, and how is it used when policymakers, bankers and the public are faced with difficult economic challenges? The main objective of the conference is to build an understanding of how policymakers and economic actors have used the past as a foundation for their decisions, how they created and discriminated among different interpretations of the past according to their preconceptions, and how they were conditioned by the experiences of their predecessors.
Ph.D. students, early career researchers, and confirmed researchers are invited to submit proposals. Applications should comprise a one-page abstract/summary and a short CV and should be sent to The deadline for proposals is January 25, 2019.     
      The Conference Committee members are Catherine Schenk (University of Oxford); Mary O’Sullivan (Université de Genève); Mats Larsson (Uppsala University); Stefano Battilossi (Carlos III Madrid); and Emmanuel Mourlon-Druot (University of Glasgow). Questions may be addressed to Chloe Colchester at Please see the full call for papers for additional information.

Monday, December 10, 2018

CFP: CHORD Workshop: “Retailing and Community”

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) ­invites submissions for a workshop on "Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective," to be held on May 9, 2019, at the University of Wolverhampton's City Campus.
    The call for papers indicates that the workshop will focus on "the social, activist and communal aspects of retail from a historical perspective." Papers focusing on any historical period, geographical area, or topic are welcome. Both experienced and new speakers, including speakers without an institutional affiliation, are encouraged. Individual papers are usually 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We also welcome shorter, 10-minute ‘work in progress’ presentations, also followed by 10 minutes for discussion.
     To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words, specifying whether you are proposing a 10 or a 20 minute presentation, to Laura Ugolini, at by February 15, 2019. If you are unsure whether to submit a proposal or would like to discuss your ideas before submission, please e-mail Laura Ugolini. For a fuller discussion of possible paper topics, please see the complete call for papers.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Not to be missed: CfP and CfA with approaching deadlines between Dec. 10 and Jan. 4

Upcoming soon, three deadlines for two fellowship opportunities and two conferences, one in Finland and one in Argentina. 

December 10 is the last day to submit proposals for the Baltin Connections: Conference in Social Science History at the University of Helsinki. The conference committee is looking for papers on topics like "trade, migration, comparative development, international political economy, and the diffusion and transplantation of institutions, ideas, and cultural influences." The CfP information can be found here. The conference will take place next March 21-23 in Helsinki, Finland, hosting three keynote speakers: James Robinson (University of Chicago), Mattias Morys (University of York) and Heli Valtonen (University of Jyvaskyla).

December 15 is the last day to send a 2-page abstract and be considered to participate in the Economic History Conference to be hosted at the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference is scheduled for May 23-24, 2019, and has keynote speakers from Spain and the United States: Bob Margo (Boston University) and Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). The Program Committee, consisting of Mauricio Drelichman (UBC), Carola Frydman (Northwestern University), and Tommy Murphy (UdeSA) will have their decisions by the beginning of 2019, and they ask of participants to send their working papers by April 25th, 2019. 

A short-term research opportunity is open at the Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach, Florida. The museum's Fellowship Program is now accepting applications (and until December 31st), to conduct research in their collections. Awarded proposals will be funded a residency in Miami Beach for 3-5 weeks during the 2019-2020 academic year. "The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is "on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints, and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items." Applications are open to doctoral students and experienced scholars. For more information visit or email

Wadham College at the University of Oxford has an opening for a scholar in [pronoun] early career to undertake post-doctoral research in Economic History for a maximum of three years. The deadline to submit applications for the Junior Research Fellowship in Economic History, the David Richards Fellowship is January 4, 2019, and the successful candidate is expected to start in September 2019, with a salary of £28,660 p.a. (subject to an annual cost of living review).

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BHC 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2019 annual meeting of the Business History Conference is now open! Please use the following link: (Please note that the details in this post supersede prior emails that may have contained inaccurate information.)
   Advance registration is available for the meeting until January 25, 2019. Please remember that all presenters, chairs, and discussants must register for the meeting. The advance registration fee for regular BHC members will be $120, and for BHC members who are students registration is free. Non-members pay $160, and non-member-graduate students $35. More details can be found on the conference webpage.  After January 25, advance registration will close and registration will be available only in person at the annual meeting for an additional surcharge of $40 in all registration categories. Meal purchases also are available on the advance registration form. It may not be possible to purchase meals after advance registration closes.
    The registration fee schedule contains an incentive to join the BHC if you are not already a member. BHC membership includes a subscription to our scholarly journal, Enterprise & Society, and access to special membership benefits on our web site, including the option to upload information on publications and other scholarly activities. Of particulate value is our Expertise Database, where you can create a profile with your publications and research interests. Anyone going to our website can search this database, but only members can include a profile; it is particularly used by journalists seeking expertise on particular subjects.
    The conference will start with workshops on Thursday morning, March 14, and with a plenary session and reception on that evening. All papers will be included in sessions on Friday and Saturday. The awards banquet on Saturday evening will close the conference. There are no Sunday sessions.
     Please also remember to make your hotel reservation. The 2019 annual meeting will take place at the Hilton Hotel and Resort, Cartagena located at Avenida Almirante Brion, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia. Rooms (all suites) are $169/night single and $189/double occupancy (plus tax) and include a full breakfast. Lodging and other information can be found at the BHC 2019 webpage
     Please do not hesitate to contact the Program Committee at with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you at our 2019 meeting in Cartagena!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Conference: “Money as a Democratic Medium”

"Money as a Democratic Medium" is a two-day conference, to be held at Harvard Law School on December 14-15, 2018; it is co-sponsored by the Harvard Program on the Study of Capitalism, the Institute for Global Law and Policy, the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, the Harvard Law Forum, and Harvard Law School. The organizers explain:
Money, governance, and public welfare are intimately connected in the modern world. More particularly, the way political communities make money and allocate credit is an essential element of governance. . . . At the same time, those decisions about money and credit define key political structures, locating in particular hands the authority to mobilize resources, determining access to funds, and delegating power and privileges to private actors and organizations. Recognizing money and credit as public projects exposes issues of democratic purpose and possibility. In a novel focus, this conference makes those issues central. 
The program for the meeting is available online; the two keynote speakers will be Andrew Ross Sorkin, talking about "Payments Systems Accountability: The Case of Assault Gun Sales"; and Mehrsa Baradaran, who will speak on "The Color of Money: Banking and Racial Inequality."
    The Conference is organized to encourage sustained exchange among participants over the course of the two days. It is open to all students of money, the monetary system, and the modern economy, including the public. There is no fee, but registration is required. Please see the Conference website for links to registration and local arrangements.

Friday, November 30, 2018

CFP: “Information Ecosystems” at AHMO

The 24th Colloquium in the History of Management and Organizations, organized by the French Association for the History of Management and Organizations (AHMO) and the Université Côte d’Azur - EDHEC Business School, and MSHS Sud-Est, will convene March 27-29, 2019, in Nice, France. The topic will be "Information Ecosystems." According to the organizers, the Colloquium "aims to generate a historical perspective to our understanding of the use of these different forms of information in organizations." Papers are particularly welcome on four subthemes:
  • The evolution of the use of information for organisations
  • The history of scientific knowledge and its diffusion in management and organisation studies 
  • The account of information as an intangible asset in organisations 
  • Digital transformation and new forms of value for information 
Short papers (3000 words), written either in English or French, should be submitted no later than December 14, 2018, to The keynote speaker for the meeting will be James W. Cortada.

The Colloquium will start with a doctoral workshop on March 27 at EDHEC Business School, which provides students an opportunity to discuss dissertation proposals, literature reviews, research designs and career opportunities in business history. Ph.D. students who seek to present their work should send a ten-page document presenting research area (theme, research questions), theoretical framework, methodology, first results, and main bibliographical references. First- or second-year Ph.D. students or Ph.D. students incorporating a historical dimension in their dissertation in management are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more detailed information, please see the full call for papers.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Newly published academic journal issues

The Scandinavian Economic History Review vol 66, no. 3, with a focus on transport, has been published.

The latest issue of Enterprise and Society (Vol. 19, issue 4) was recently made available online.

Business History Review's latest issue is out as well. The list of research articles and other publications for the volume 92, issue 3, is available here

Management and Organizational History's current issue, with a forum on academic innovation and entrepreneurship, can be accessed here:

This post will be published monthly. If you wish to include a journal in this list, please contact the (incoming) editor of The Exchange Titles in other languages and articles from business historians in other journals are welcomed, and they will be included in future posts. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Not to be missed: CfP approaching deadlines

The Calls for Papers below have approaching deadlines in the months of December and January. 

Coming up next week (December 1st) is the deadline to submit abstracts to participate at the 2019 Summer Workshop in the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia, which will be held at the University of Wisconson-Madison, nexMay 24-25, 2019. To apply, send an abstract and a 3–5-page paper summary to The Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations will hold its annual meeting next June 20-22, 2019, and the deadline to send proposals to attend is also next week, on December 1st. 

The meeting of the Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE), at the University of Bologna next April 11-13, will be accepting proposals until December 15th. 

The 24th Colloquium in the History of Management and Organizations will be next March 27th-29th 2019 in Nice and the CfP ends next December 17th

January 1st, 2019, will be the last day to submit proposals for the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, which 50th Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

The European Historical Economics Society conference will be in Paris, France, between the 29th and the 31st of August 2019, and they are accepting proposals until the 31st of January, 2019. For more information, visit Also next January 31st, 2019, will be the deadline to submit abstracts to present at the Annual Conference of the European Business History (August 29-31), and to participate in the University of Glasgow's conference on European economies beyond indicators: Structures, systems, and institutions in Western Europe since 1945 that will be held next May 30-31, 2019. The University of Glasgow will also be hosting the 'Ports and People in Commodity History' workshop next September 5-6, 2019. To participate, send your proposal to Jelmer Vos before January 31st, 2019.  

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Friday, November 23, 2018

CFP: Workshop on “Ports and People in Commodity History”

The Commodities of Empire British Academy Research Project and the University of Glasgow are jointly sponsoring a two-day workshop on "Ports and People in Commodity History," to take place at the University of Glasgow, September 5-6, 2019. According to the call for papers:
Long gone seem the days when empires were described as political entities tightly controlled by metropolitan elites. . . . Studies highlighting the role of individuals, families, diasporas, guilds, religions, and other social groups, in and across empires, have prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between ‘centres’ and ‘peripheries,’ causing some historians to speak of ‘decentred empires.’ Ports large and small, crucially including their hinterlands, have emerged as relatively autonomous nodes in global flows of people, goods, and ideas. These ports acted as centres of production, maintenance, supplies, financial intermediation, information flows, and knowledge exchange. A host of shippers, merchants, brokers, dealers, commission agents, auctioneers, issuers of futures contracts, warehousers, clerks, accountants and the like all regulated inflows and outflows of commodities, in relation with an army of artisans, industrialists at all scales, workers, farmers, and consumers. 
In this two-day workshop, the organizers "aim to explore, through the prism of port cities and the agency of those connected to them, what these new approaches mean to the study of commodities that were mobilised within and between empires in the early modern and modern eras." For a fuller discussion of the workshop's goals and organization, please see the full call for papers.

Papers presented at the workshop may be considered for publication in the Commodities of Empire Working Papers series.

Please e-mail expressions of interest, with a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words, by January 31, 2019, to Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CFP: Berkshire Conference 2020

The next Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexualities ("Big Berks") will be held at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 21-23, 2020. The theme will be "Gendered Environments: Exploring Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Social, Political, and 'Natural' Worlds." According to the call for papers:
Our aim is to hold conversations that think through the intricate interplays among gender and sexuality, social and legal systems of power and political representation, and the material realities of an interconnected world continually shaped by physical nature, the human and nonhuman animals, plants, and other beings that inhabit that nature. If Earth's history has indeed entered a new geological epoch termed the Anthropocene, where do the historical knowledges and experiences of women, people of diverse genders and sexualities, and people of color, along with environmental justice efforts in the historical past, enter into our efforts to understand, theorize, contextualize, and meet these existential problems? . . . How can we use multi-sited histories of human and non-human animals as well as the relationships of communities to local and distant ecologies to rewrite gendered histories from long distance trade and exchange to the rise of global capitalism? How can scholars and activists collaborate to transform the pedagogical landscape in our ‘classrooms’ around environmental issues in the past and present? This conference is a call for collaboration and cooperation across many lines of difference.
The Conference organizers encourage submissions in a broad range of formats, including standard papers, art, performance, lightning rounds, posters, and workshops. For a fuller discussion of the Conference theme and submission instructions, please see the full call for papers. The submission deadline for all types is March 17, 2019.