Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CFP: World Business History Conference 2014

WBHC  In summer 2012 representatives from the European Business History Association (EBHA) and the Business History Society of Japan (BHSJ) met colleagues from other regions of the world (Latin America, the United States, South Korea, Australia, and South Africa) to discuss the suggestion of creating a World Business History Congress. To further planning, they have set up an Academic Committee, which consists of Takeshi Abe (president, BHSJ), Carlos Davila (Colombia), Andrea Schneider (organizer of the Frankfurt meetings), Harm Schröter (president, EBHA), Grietjie Verhoef (president, International Economic History Association), and Andrew Godley, representing the Business History Conference.
    It was decided that a one-day World Business History Conference would be organized to meet in conjunction with the 2014 Business History Conference meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The two events will not be merged into one, but rather will be held one after another; the WBHC will meet on March 17, 2014 (preceded by a dinner on Sunday, March 16). A website has been set up and a call for papers issued. The theme for the sessions will be "State of the Art in World Business History: A First Review."
     Those interested in submitting a paper or session should send:
For single contributions:  one-page abstract; list of 2-4 keywords; half to single-page CV
For complete sessions: one-page of abstract on the aim of the whole session; one-page abstract for each contribution; half to single-page CV for each contributor. For whole sessions, commentator suggestions are appreciated; sessions cannot have more than five contributions.
Submissions should be sent to Dr. Andrea Schneider, at by October 1, 2013. For a more detailed explanation, please see the complete call for papers.
    A full-blown World Business History Congress will be organized to take place in June 2016 in Bergen, Norway.