"Disasters! A Conference on Disasters in History" will take place on April 9, 2011, at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. The University of Delaware-Hagley Fellows Program invites scholars to join in a conversation about how disasters have shaped societies, cultures, and environments since 1700. What makes a disaster a disaster? Who decides? How have they been interpreted? What are the consequences of disasters? What can historians gain by studying disasters? Proposals for papers that explore how disasters can inform the histories of business, technology, consumption, the environment, work, and everyday life are particularly encouraged. Proposals by both graduate students and established scholars are welcome. Financial assistance for travel will be provided to all conference presenters.Please email a 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to the Hagley Fellows at email@example.com by December 31, 2010.
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