Monday, October 25, 2010

AHA Program 2011: Sessions of Interest to Business and Economic Historians

The just-announced program for the American Historical Association annual meeting, to be held January 6-9, 2011, in Boston, includes several sessions of direct interest to business and economic historians:
Session 28: Global Markets and Local Communities: Social Histories of International Business
Session 52: Local Markets/ Marketing the Local: American Retailing, 1920 to the Present
Session 106: Rethinking Advertising in the 1960s and 1970s: A Roundtable on African American Consumers and the Soul Market
Session 107: Advertising, Global Concepts of Hygiene, and the Making of Disciplined Consumers, 1918-45
Session 242: Making Capitalism Sacred: The Image of Business in the American Mind
EHA Session: Wealth, Poverty, and Empire in Global History: Reflections on Kenneth Pomeranz's The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
Also of interest are Session 140, Challenges in Transnational Research: A Conversation about Methods, chaired by Colleen Dunlavy, and Session 289, Technology and Agency: Objects, Spaces, and Bodies, for which the commentator is Philip Scranton. The session listings provide links to abstracts of the papers.