Skip to main content

CFP: “Managing the Past” ESRC Seminar at Aston Business School

As part of the ESRC Seminar Series on “Organizations and Society: Historicising the theory and practice of organization analysis,” Aston Business School in Birmingham, UK, will hold a seminar on “Managing the Past: The Role of Organisational Archives” on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Contributions are invited that reflect the general theme of the seminar, how the past is managed in organizations, and how the theory and practice of archiving reflects the organizational engagement with the past. Potential themes include, but are not limited to:
· Archives as organizational memory?
· Managing organizational pasts – assets and dark secrets
· Safeguarding organizational heritage – the Wedgwood Collection and beyond
· Heritage, brands and national identities 
· The professionalization of archivists and history managers
· Digital humanities and the organization 
Those wishing to present a paper at the seminar should submit a 500-word abstract to Stephanie Decker at by January 31, 2015.
    Registration is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact to register. Travel and accommodation should be covered by the participants. On campus accommodation is available; please see for further information.
    The keynote speaker will be Roy Suddaby, (University of Victoria and Newcastle Business School), on “The professionalization of the corporate archivist.” Guest speakers include Alistair McKinlay (Nottingham Business School) and Maria Sienkiwicz (Barclays Bank, Group Archivist). There will be a roundtable on “The Theory and Practice of Archiving,” organized by Michael Anson (Business Archives Council and Bank of England) and Margaret Procter (Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies). 

About the ESRC seminar series: The seminar series aims create a platform for European research on organizational analysis, heritage and reflective societies. All events revolve around three interlinked themes: archiving and archival research as resources for organizational analysis, organizational remembering as an alternative theoretical approach, and emerging methodologies that challenge organizational histories. During these one-day events there will be sufficient time to discuss ongoing research with leading scholars and journal editors from different disciplines. Further inquiries should be addressed to the organizing team:  Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School), Michael Rowlinson (Queen Mary University London), and John Hassard (Manchester Business School).

Popular posts from this blog

Call for Papers: #BHC2022MexicoCity

Business History in Times of Disruption: Embracing Complexity and Diversity Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference Sheraton Mexico City María Isabel Hotel Ciudad de México, México April 7-9, 2022 [ bookmark the CFP ] The Covid-19 crisis arrived with little warning, disrupting global business and trade. Industries as different as tourism, retail, and manufacturing were plunged into disarray by travel restrictions, broken supply chains, and quarantines. The pandemic also underscored the growing dangers posed by economic inequality and environmental degradation, hinting at a more tumultuous future. We have, it seems, entered into a new age of uncertainty. Informed by these developments, the 2022 Business History Conference will explore the diverse ways that entrepreneurs, firms, and organizations coped with complexity, uncertainty, and disruption over the long run. The Program Committee welcomes individual papers and session proposals that explore this theme. Submissions can a

Call for Submissions: Business History Collective and the webinar series

Call for Submissions: Business History Collective and the webinar series The network aims to promote scholarship in the fields of business history, management history, organizational history, corporate history, and other related fields. The network will launch the Spring 2021 webinar series to provide a space for the presentation and discussion of works in progress, dissertation chapters, or R&R manuscripts. The webinars are open to scholars primarily from a qualitative perspective, willing to engage in productive conversations by providing supportive and constructive comments to peers. We are currently looking for presenters and attendees to get things moving forward. We especially welcome submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of minority groups, scholars based in or working on under-represented geographies (such as Latin America, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia), and schola

AHA Virtual Seminar: Business History Today

Virtual AHA Seminar: Business History Today April 13th, 2021 2 pm  Colloquium--An assessment of the doing of business history at the beginning of the 21st century, sketching new trends and themes. Chair:  Philip B. Scranton , Rutgers University-Camden Presenters: Business History, Theory, and Globalization by Kenneth J. Lipartito , Florida International University Rethinking Chinese Economic Life and Business History by Philip Thai , Northeastern University Economic Life and the Margins of Business History by Alexia Yates , University of Manchester Histories of Business in Africa: Lessons from Ghana by Bianca Murillo , California State University, Dominguez Hills