Monday, March 11, 2013

CFP: 2014 Business History Conference Meeting

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The 2014 meeting of the Business History Conference will be held on March 13-15 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (Society for Business History). The theme of the meeting will be "The Virtues and Vices of Business--A Historical Perspective." The call for papers states:
Is business good or bad, or both? Does business serve private or public interests, or both? A variety of theories from the social sciences furnish different answers to these questions and, by implication, different ideas about the role of the state in creating the good society. The 2014 BHC annual meeting aims to address these issues from a historical and empirical perspective by exploring the virtues and vices of business across societies from the early modern period to the present.
Proposals should be sent to no later than September 15, 2013. Please see the complete call for papers for a fuller description of the meeting theme and for information on relevant grants and prizes.
    The Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium in Business History will be held in conjunction with the BHC annual meeting. This prestigious workshop, sponsored by the BHC and funded by the Journals Division of Oxford University Press, will take place in Frankfurt on Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13. The colloquium is limited to ten students, who will work intensively with a distinguished group of BHC-affiliated scholars that includes at least two BHC officers. The colloquium will discuss dissertation proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and employment opportunities in business history. This colloquium is intended for doctoral candidates in the early stages of their dissertation projects. If you are interested in being considered for this colloquium, please submit to Roger Horowitz by 15 November 2013 to a statement of interest, a CV, a preliminary or final dissertation prospectus of 10-15 pages, and a letter of support from the dissertation supervisor (or prospective supervisor). Questions about the colloquium should be sent to its director, Pamela Laird,