Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC), which will be held jointly with the Society of Early Americanists (SEA), will take place in Chicago on June 18-21, 2015. The program has now been posted. Probably of most direct interest are Session 16, on the French Company of the Indies in the Atlantic world; Session 29, on "Commerce, Health, and Medical Knowledge in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World"; Session 35, "Smuggling almost with impunity"; and Session 37, "Doing Business in the Early Atlantic." Several other sessions include papers on areas such as property rights, slavery, gender, and material culture also of interest to business and economic historians.
For full information about the conference, please see the meeting website.