FRESH: Frontier Research in Economic and Social History, is an international group based in the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. As the organizers explain, "the meetings build on the concept that scholars present their ongoing research at an early stage, i.e. before it becomes published as a working paper or the like, and certainly before it is published in journals or books. The main aim of the meetings is to gather researchers in a friendly and non-imposing environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers." Researchers in any field of economic or social history are welcome to register as members; there is no charge. Upcoming meetings will be held in Gothenberg, Antwerp, Montevideo, and Münster. The program for the most recent meeting in Moscow is available on the FRESH website, as are programs from other previous meetings.
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