Friday, February 22, 2013

CFP: Business and Politics in 20th-Century America

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Business and Politics in 20th-Century America," to be held on November 8, 2013. As the organizers state,
Over the past ten years there has been a surge of new scholarship on the relationship between business and American politics in the twentieth century. Much of this work examines the efforts by business and business people to influence politics, often in response to the growth of the American federal government that began with the Progressive Era and continued with the mid-century New Deal. Many of these finely grained studies draw on, and continue to use, the collections in the Hagley Library. It is fitting, then, to invite scholars working on this topic to come to Hagley to assess the state of knowledge, and discuss new work emerging from research.
Papers proposed for the conference should be based on original research and engage with current scholarship. For suggested topics and issues to be addressed, please see the full call for papers. Those interested should submit a 500-word abstract and a c.v. of no more than three pages. Proposals are due by April 30, 2013, and should be sent via email to Carol Lockman, Travel support will be available for presenters.