Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Organization: Canadian Business History Association

A new organization for Canadian business history is being formed: the Canadian Business History Association/l’association Canadienne pour l’histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA). According to the group's new website,
Our specific aims include encouraging more studies of enterprise by Canadians and in Canada, helping build and maintain well-structured and open business archives, providing those who study business history a forum for discussing their research with those who practice business, encouraging research projects on relevant subjects and providing funding for such research,  and in general encouraging the study of business history in Canada.
The group is in its formative stages and has not yet opened to membership, but this step will occur in the near future. The CBHA/ACHA intends to hold its first general meeting in October 2015, when it will combine a symposium on business history associations in the world, business history in Canada, and its first annual meeting of members.
    The interim Steering Committee members are Dimitry Anastakis, professor of business history, Trent University; Mark S. Bonham, economist and investment manager with Bonham & Co., Inc.; Christopher Kobrak, Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a professor of finance at ESCP Europe, Paris; Joe Martin, director of the Canadian Business History Program, adjunct professor of strategy, and Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; J. Andrew Ross, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph; and M. Stephen Salmon, former business archivist at Library and Archives Canada.

Hat tip: Andrew Smith at The Past Speaks