Organization of American Historians' meeting in Washington, DC. In addition to specific single papers, several sessions in particular will be of interest: "State of the Field: The History of Capitalism," moderated by Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia, featured discussion by Sven Beckert, Harvard University; Colleen A. Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Seth Rockman, Brown University; and Julia Ott, New School University. "The Commerce of Social Change: Business, Consumer Culture, and American Politics, 1950-1980," included papers by Rob Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania; Nicolaas Mink, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Alex Cummings, Vassar College, and commentary by Susannah Walker, Virginia Wesleyan College.“Strive and Succeed”; Or, Taking Alternative Routes to American Respectability" was chaired by Pamela Laird, University of Colorado, Denver, with commentary provided by Scott Sandage, Carnegie Mellon University; presenters were Wendy Gamber, Indiana University; Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; and Will Cooley, Walsh University.
Business History in Times of Disruption: Embracing Complexity and Diversity Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference Sheraton Mexico City María Isabel Hotel Ciudad de México, México April 7-9, 2022 [ bookmark the CFP ] The Covid-19 crisis arrived with little warning, disrupting global business and trade. Industries as different as tourism, retail, and manufacturing were plunged into disarray by travel restrictions, broken supply chains, and quarantines. The pandemic also underscored the growing dangers posed by economic inequality and environmental degradation, hinting at a more tumultuous future. We have, it seems, entered into a new age of uncertainty. Informed by these developments, the 2022 Business History Conference will explore the diverse ways that entrepreneurs, firms, and organizations coped with complexity, uncertainty, and disruption over the long run. The Program Committee welcomes individual papers and session proposals that explore this theme. Submissions can a