Sunday, April 17, 2011

Call for Candidates: EBHA Doctoral Summer School

The 6th edition of the EBHA (European Business History Association) Summer School will take place in Italy from Saturday, August 27, to Thursday, September 1, 2011. The school aims to provide doctoral students with an overview of relevant research results and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of business history. It is organized jointly by the European Business History Association, the Istituto per la Cultura e la Storia d’Impresa Franco Momigliano (ICSIM) of Terni, and the Italian Association for Business History (ASSI). Students will be accommodated in the beautiful hills of Umbria (at San Gemini, Terni, approximately one hour from Rome by train), where they will debate and discuss their research with leading international scholars.

The topic of this year's summer school will be "Business History: Debates, Challenges, and Opportunities." The school will focus on theoretical, methodological, and practical issues of relevance for advanced research in business history. The main aim of the school is to provide students with a full understanding of the newest trends in research in the field and to provide a friendly atmosphere in which to discuss their preliminary findings with leading scholars as well as among their peers. The program features both lectures and seminars given by faculty and student presentations of their research projects. The organizers will cover all local costs
(accommodation and food), but participants are expected to pay their own travel expenses. Participation will be limited to 15-20 Ph.D. students.

Those interested in attending the summer school should send the following documents by e-mail to the academic organizer, Dr. Francesca Polese ( :
a brief CV (not exceeding one page);
a summary of their dissertation project, not exceeding three pages; and
(if possible) an example of their work in progress--for example, a draft chapter or a working paper (in any language).
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2011. A maximum of 20 participants will be selected from these applications and will be notified by June 15, 2011.