Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Workshop: Canadian Business and Environmental History

Jericho Diamond Mine pit, Nunavut, Canada
The Rotman School of Management in Toronto will be hosting a workshop on Canadian business and environmental history on May 22-23, 2014, organized by Andrew Smith and Jessica van Horssen. Funding has been provided by NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and Environment), the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, and  L.R. Wilson/R.J. Currie Chair in Canadian Business History. According to the organizers:
In 1999, Christine Rosen and Christopher Sellers called for the integration of business history and environmental history. . . . Since 1999, historians of other countries have made substantial progress in integrating business and environmental history. . . . In recent years, several works on business and the environment in Canadian history have appeared. . . . However, it is still true to say that historians of Canada have yet to fully undertake research that bridges business and environmental history. Our workshop and the resulting edited collection will be a contribution to the integration of these two sub-fields of history.
Papers presented at the workshop will cover a wide range of topics in Canadian business/environmental history, ranging from the history of environmental accounting in the HBC to the overseas operations of Canadian mining companies. For a full description of the background for the workshop, please see the NiCHE announcement.
     For more information about the workshop, please contact the organizers, Andrew Smith or Jessica van Horssen.