Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CFP: 2012 Business History Conference

Proposals are invited for presentations to the 2012 annual meeting of the Business History Conference (BHC), which will take place March 29-31 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing.

The theme for the conference is “Business and the State.” We are interested in substantive research on all aspects of business and the state. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: the regulation of business, state promotion of business and economic development, standards setting, government rules regarding the organization of businesses, and the interactions among businesses and consumers, citizens, and other businesses. We are interested in research on state-owned enterprises, mixed public-private entities, and nationalization and privatization. We are interested in legal history relevant to business, such as bankruptcy, corporate, labor, and patent law. We encourage submissions of research on the development of capacity within the state itself, including studies of particular agencies (or quasi-governmental organizations) and state projects. In keeping with longstanding BHC policy, the committee will also entertain submissions not directly related to the conference theme.

For complete information about proposing sessions and individual papers and about eligibility for BHC prizes and awards, please see the complete call for papers. The deadline for receipt of all proposals is October 1, 2011.