Friday, August 5, 2011

Reminder: BHC Paper Proposals Due October 1

Before the new academic year overtakes most readers, it seems a good moment to remind everyone that the deadline for paper and session proposals for the 2012 Business History Conference meeting, which will be held in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 29-31, is October 1, 2011. The theme of the meeting is "Business and the State," as outlined in the call for papers:
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.
Please see the full call for papers for additional information.