Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Books of Interest: Fall Edition

An incomplete list of books of interest to business and economic historians, published from September to December, plus a few we missed over the summer:
Scott W. Anderson, Auburn, New York: The Entrepreneurs' Frontier (Syracuse University Press, October 2015)

Bruce E. Baker and Barbara Hahn, Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans (Oxford University Press, November 2015)

Trevor Burnard, Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820 (University of Chicago Press, October 2015)

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell, Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence (Oxford University Press, September 2015)

Andrew Wender Cohen, Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century (W. W. Norton, August 2015)

 Robert DuPlessis, The Material Atlantic: Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650–1800 (Cambridge University Press, October 2015)

 Robert Fitzgerald, The Rise of the Global Company: Multinationals and the Making of the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, December 2015)

Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2015)

Victoria E. M. Gardner, The Business of News in England, 1760-1820 (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2015)

Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future (University of Chicago Press, September 2015)

Richard R. John and Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, eds., Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet (Oxford University Press, October 2015)

Adrian Leonard, ed., Marine Insurance: Origins and Institutions, 1300-1850 (Palgrave Macmillan, November 2015)

Andrea Lluch, ed., Las Manos Visibles del Mercado: Intermediaros y Consumidores en la Argentina (Prohistoria Ediciones, August 2015)

Lars Magnusson, The Political Economy of Mercantilism (Routledge, June 2015)

Chad Pearson, Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement (University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2015)

David Pennington, Going to Market: Women, Trade and Social Relations in Early Modern English Towns, c. 1550-1650 (Ashgate, October 2015)

Eric Rauchway, The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace (Basic Books, October 2015)

Sherene Seikaly, Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Stanford University Press, November 2015)

Alexia Yates, Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital
(Harvard University Press, October 2015)

For archival listings of the "New Books" series, see the BHC website.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dataset Resource: “The Magazine of Early American Datasets”

In coordination with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Scholarly Commons site of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, historians Andrew M. Schocket and Billy G. Smith have established the Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD). MEAD is an online repository of datasets compiled by historians of early North America. The project preserves and makes available these datasets in their original format and as comma-separated-value files (.csv). Each body of data is also accompanied by a codebook. Seven datasets are currently available, including "U.S. Corporate Development, 1790-1850," from Robert Wright, and "Stockholders in the Bank of Pennsylvania, 1790," from Andrew Schocket.
     Andrew M. Schocket, is professor of history and American culture studies and director of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University; Billy G. Smith is the Michael P. Malone Professor of History and Distinguished Professor of Letters and Science at Montana State University. Readers can find their invitation to historians to add databases to the repository at The Junto. Questions may be directed to them via email.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

CFP: World Congress on Business History, 2016

Ship with Bergen and Ulriken in the backgroundThe University of Bergen, in cooperation with the European Business History Association (EBHA), will host the 1st World Congress on Business History, which will be held in conjunction with the 20th Congress of the European Business History Association. The theme of the meeting, to be held August 25-27, 2016, in Bergen, Norway, will be “Business History around the World.”
    The call for papers states:
Today business and globalization are under fire. Both multinational and local businesses are challenged by a combination of an insecure macroeconomic environment and expectations about commerce’s social role. Recent economic data has called into question the inevitability of high growth rates in even the most dynamic emerging markets, such as China and Brazil, and raised questions about the viability of old and new business models. Much of Europe has not completely recovered from the 2008 Crisis and its aftershocks. In contrast to many other downturns, US growth does not seem large enough to compensate for weaknesses in other regions. Inconsistent financial flows to and from OECD countries have added to the volatility and extent of economic growth in developing countries. To what extent is business responsible? The historical origins of this development deserve revisiting existing theoretical frameworks and empirical research. Are the visible hands of enterprise responsible for “great leaps forward” as well as economic crisis?
Session proposals and single paper proposals can be submitted online through the Congress website or the EBHA website beginning on October 1. An explanation will guide applicants about the format of the proposals (length of abstract, cv, etc.). Please use that platform for submissions. Deadline of all proposals is December 31, 2015.

The program-committee consists of Andrea Lluch (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina,, Christopher Kobrak (EBHA / University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Canada,, Andrea H. Schneider (EBHA / GUG, Germany, and Takashi Shimizu (BHSJ / University of Tokyo, Japan,

For a more extensive description of possible topics and further information, please consult the full call for papers.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

CFP: Centre for Business History “Uses of the Past” Workshop

The Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School will host a paper development workshop (PDW) for scholars conducting research on "the uses of history and memory in organizations and organizing" on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The organizers welcome applications from scholars of all backgrounds conducting research on the question of why, how, and with what effects the past is used by managers and organizations. The goal of the PDW is, in part, to support the development of research and foster dialogue among scholars who may be interested in submitting papers to the Special Issue of Organization Studies devoted to the same topic, though neither application nor attendance at the workshop is required for full consideration of papers submitted for the special issue. More information about the Special Issue can be found here.
Limited funds may be available on a competitive basis for applicants who are unable to get funding from their home institutions.
To apply, those interested should email an abstract of between 300 and 500 words describing their research, along with a cv or bio to one the PDW organizers below. Applications should be sent by October 13, 2015 to receive full consideration. 
PDW Organizers:
Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School, mo.mpp@cbs.dkAndrew Popp, University of Liverpool, Suddaby, University of Victoria, rsuddaby@uvic.caDan Wadhwani, University of the Pacific,
A flyer about the PDW that contains more information is available here.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Conference Program: “Business History of India and South Asia”

The Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School will host a one-day meeting on October 30, 2015, on "The Business History of India and South Asia: Recent Trends in Research." According to the website,
This conference aims to survey recent scholarship on the history of business in India and South Asia. It will bring together faculty and students from a range of disciplines, including economic and business history, economics, political science, and strategy. The substance of the discussion, throughout the day, will include the nature of business-government relations; the role of families in business; the rise of corporate social responsibility; and the challenges and opportunities of globalization, including the role of the diaspora.The conference will also focus on the growing range of sources available for scholarly research, including oral histories.
The conference program is available here. The meeting will include discussion of Creating Emerging Markets, a major Business History Initiative project aimed at capturing and exploring the recent business history of fast growing emerging markets in South Asia and elsewhere.
    Please see the meeting website for additional information about registration, venue, and lodging.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Conference Program: Business History at the AHA

The 2016 American Historical Association (AHA) meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 7-10. The program has now been posted on-line at the meeting website. The theme of the meeting is "Global Migrations: Empires, Nations, and Neighbors." Many sessions are of direct interest to business and economic historians. (Links lead to session panels and abstracts.)
    First, there are the sessions and luncheon sponsored by the Business History Conference. The BHC luncheon theme this year is "Business and Borders: Capitalism." Sponsored sessions are:
Session 38: "New Histories of the Trade in Old Stuff: Re-Use and Resale in 20th-Century American Popular Culture"
Session 91: "War in the Western World: New Economic and Social Perspectives"
Session 119: "Labor Migration from and to Europe: Migrants as Job Seekers and Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs"
Session 155: "Pipe Dreams: Aspirations and Impacts of Oil Transport during the Cold War"
Next, highlights of business-history related sessions:
Session 73: "The Economics of Urban Life in 19th-Century Mexico and Brazil"
Session 90: "Modernizing Capitalism in the Antebellum American South"
Session 116: "Wealth and Social Welfare: Market-Based Reform and Anti-poverty Policies"
Session 131: "Teaching the History of Money"
Session 158: "New Ventures in African Economic History: Avenues toward a Broad Study of Historical Economic Life"
Session 243: "The Global Migration of Economic Expertise and the Origins of International Development"
Session 265, "New Approaches to Globalizing the History of American Capitalism"
Session 161: "Podcasting History: A Roundtable Discussion" (including the founders of "Who Makes Cents")
CLAH Session 19: "Markets and Consumerism in the 19th and 20th Centuries"
Central European History Society 8: "Lars Maischak’s German Merchants in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic"
Agricultural History Society: "Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control—Roundtable on Federalism, Regulation, Bureaucracy, Food Safety, and Public Health"
Individual papers/roundtables of interest:
Edward Balleisen is chairing the AHA Teaching Division session, "Where I Work: Historians and Our Institutions"
James L. Baughman, " 'That Voodoo That You Do': Reporting Reaganomics, 1980" (Session 233)
Kendra Boyd, " 'It Will Take Business to Complete the Emancipation of Lincoln': Migrant Entrepreneurs and the Development of Detroit’s Black Business Community" (Session 173)
Joshua Clark Davis, "Head Shops and Whole Foods: Countercultural Retailers of the 1960s and 1970s" (Session 181)
Torsten Feys, "Transatlantic Migration under the Neutral Flag in World War I: A Business Perspective" (Session 174)
Alejandro J. Gomez-del-Moral, "Consuming the Common Market: Self-Service Food Commerce and European Integration in Franco’s Spain, 1956–66" (Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Session 1)
Viviana L. Grieco, "A Spanish Merchant’s Challenge: Trade, Credit, and Consumption through Sebastian De Torres’ Books, 1790–1830s" (Session 14, CLAH)
Donna Guy, "The Economics of Shopping: Harrods and Gath y Chaves in Buenos Aires, 1883–1955"(Session 14, CLAH)
Nate Holdren, "Liability, Employability, and Disabled Workers’ Injury Lawsuits in the Early 20th-Century United States" (Session 64)
Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, "A Readiness for Violence: War Preparations in the Early-Republic United States" (Session 241)
Chantal Rodriguez, "Disability across Borders: Labor Law, Medicine, and the Pullman Company’s Transnational Operations between Mexico and the United States, 1920–34" (Session 64)
Michelle R. Scott, " 'These Ladies Do "Business" with a Capital B': Female Entrepreneurship in Early 20th-Century Black Theater" (Session 25)
Andrew Zonderman, "Foot Soldiers in the Empire of Goods: The German-Speaking Merchant Community of Colonial Philadelphia" (Session 61)
Finally, a number of poster sessions are relevant here:
Jessica Csoma,"Immigrant Entrepreneurs up Close and Digital: German American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present"
Sarah E. McCartney, "Mapping the Mathews’ Store: Commerce and Community in Virginia’s Revolutionary-Era Backcountry"
Anthony Charles Pratcher II, "The Retail Wars: The Built Suburban Environment and the Evolution of Community in Maryvale, Arizona, 1970–80"
Registration for the meeting is now open; for many more details, please consult the conference website.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fellowships for Business and Economic Historians

Links to some of the major grant and fellowship programs (primarily US) of interest to business and economic historians are provided below. [Please note that some programs do not yet have current application materials available; in those cases, the link goes to the last available information.]

Hagley Museum and Library
    Hagley Grants and Fellowships, overview
    Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship
    Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants
    Exploratory Research Grants
    Miller Center/Hagley Library Dissertation Fellowship in Business and Politics

Harvard Business School
    Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship in Business History
    Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholars in Business History Program
    Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Travel Fellowships

BAC Bursary for Business History Research
Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Grants
Centre for Business History in Scotland Seedcorn Grants
Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowships
Clark Research Grant Program, Benson Ford Research Center
EHA Research Fellowships
Economic History Society Grants
Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economic History, Brandeis University
Hartman Center Research Grants
History Project Research Grants
Lemelson Center Fellowships, at the National Museum of American History
Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowships
Pasold Research Fund, for research in textile history
PEAES Fellowships
Prize Fellowships in Economics, History, and Politics (Harvard)
Rockefeller Archive Center Grants
Rovensky Fellowship in U.S. Business or Economic History [last year's materials]
SHOT Fellowships
Virginia Historical Society, Betty Sams Christian Fellowships in Business History

Friday, September 18, 2015

“Doing Business Across Borders” Program Available

On November 6, 2015, the Hagley Museum and Library will host a conference on "Doing Business Across Borders," sponsored by the Hagley's Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society. The conference flyer is now available on the Hagley site. Session titles are:
  • Commodities and Networks
  • Knowledge and Control
  • Policing Borders
  • Contesting Globalization
There is no fee. but advance registration is required. Lunch on site can be purchased in advance for $15. Please contact Carol Lockman for program and registration information.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reminder: HBS Fellowship Deadlines Coming Up

A reminder that the deadlines for these two fellowships are fast approaching: the deadline for the Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship is October 15, 2015; for the Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships the deadline is November 2, 1015.

The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History
This Fellowship will be awarded for twelve months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. The second is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. The fellow is required to research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. The Fellowship will begin July 1.
     Applicants should submit a CV, undergraduate transcript and graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also state the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. Applications should be submitted online to:
Please direct recommenders to visit:
The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships
The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Applicants must be 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, whose research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other universities—US and abroad—whose research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; or 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields, research requires travel away from Cambridge. Please send a CV, a 1-2 page summary of past academic research, a 2-3 page research proposal (including amount of grant required), and one letter of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. E-mail: wfriedman@hbs. Recommender is to send letter of reference directly to the above address.
For more information on both fellowships, please visit the HBS Fellowships website:

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Reminder: BHC Meeting Proposal Deadline Is Approaching

A reminder that the deadline for paper proposals for the 2016 BHC annual meeting is 1 October 2015.
The 2016 Business History Conference Annual Meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon, on March 31-April 2, 2016. The theme of the meeting will be "Reinterpretation." All sessions will take place at the Embassy Suites Portland-Downtown, located in the historic Multnomah Hotel building.
     The Program Committee encourages panels and individual papers that answer the call to "Reinterpretation," expansively interpreted. Topics that examine the forces shaping our future by reinterpreting research related to the Pacific Rim are but one important example of numerous “settled” or incomplete bodies of business history scholarship from which reinterpretation promises to generate fresh constructs and new insights. In keeping with longstanding BHC policy the Program Committee will give equal consideration to submissions not directly related to the conference theme. A fuller exposition of the conference theme can be found in the complete call for papers.
    This year proposals are to be submitted electronically. To submit a proposal, follow the link "Submit a Paper/Panel Proposal" on the BHC 2016 meeting website.
    Graduate students should note that the deadline for applications to the Doctoral Colloquium is November 15, 2015; those proposals should be submitted via email as described in the call for papers. Questions about the Colloquium should be sent to its director, Edward Balleisen.
     General questions regarding the BHC’s 2016 annual meeting may be sent to Secretary-Treasurer Roger Horowitz.

Monday, September 14, 2015

“Taylor's World” Conference Program Available

On the centennial of his death, the Samuel C. Williams Library and the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology are holding a conference to celebrate the achievements and legacy of Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), a Stevens graduate. The conference, "Taylor's World," will be held September 24-25, 2015, at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey. The conference program is now available on-line.
    Those wishing to attend must register by September 22. For additional information, please consult the conference website.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Conference: “Denim on Stage”

"Denim on Stage: university meets industry at Denim City in Amsterdam" is a one-day conference to be held on October 30, 2015. The aim of this meeting is to "explore the evolution of denim from its origins in the French town of Nîmes, through the American invention of the modern blue jeans, to the contemporary global manufacturing and marketing of denim and jeans." The program brings together business historians, cultural historians, and industry practitioners to examine the history of denim as an industry and a cultural phenomenon. The full program is available on the conference website.
     The conference is free and open to anyone with an interest in the business history of fashion, but only a limited number of places are available; registration is required. Please check the conference website for more information.
     This conference is organized by Erasmus University Rotterdam on behalf of the "Enterprise of Culture" project. The event is hosted by House of Denim in Denim City, Amsterdam.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

World Bank Expands Open Archives

In April 2015, the World Bank Group launched its Archives Holdings website, part of a project to make declassified materials widely accessible. According to the World Bank blog "Voices,"
This is a state-of-the-art platform, which maximizes the public’s online access to a vast amount of original primary source material in the custody of the Archives. . . . The website delivers an increasing quantity of digitized records from the early 1940s onward, making them available for the first time to public users who cannot come to the Archives reading room in Washington, D.C.
Users should note that the project is ongoing; more records are being added regularly. There is a "How To Use Our Site" section that explains how to search and how to find digitized sources among search results.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Over the Counter: Issue No. 19

Paige Glotzer, working on a dissertation on "the history of suburban development in the United States between 1890 and 1960" at the Johns Hopkins University, was recently the AHA's Spotlight Member. She presented a paper on her work at the 2015 BHC meeting.

Many sites reported the recent death of Stanford economic historian Nathan Rosenberg, who published important work on the history of technological change. Stanford's remembrance is here;  Richard Langlois comments here. Patrick Fridenson has posted Joel Mokyr's remembrance from EH.Net here.

The Library at Villanova University is digitizing its collection of dime novels. The project is ongoing; first fruits are now available. There is also a web exhibit, "Paper for the People: Dime Novels and Early Mass Market Publishing."

JSTOR Daily reports on dismay among preservationists at the US Postal Service's decision to sell post office buildings, many containing murals and other artwork from the New Deal era, to private developers. Interested readers can find many examples of New Deal art and architecture at the Living New Deal Project.

Another recent issue of JStor Daily features Susannah Walker's article from the initial year of Enterprise & Society, "Black Is Profitable: The Commodification of the Afro, 1960-1975" (September 2000, 536-564).

The Wall Street Journal's reviewer, Edward Rothstein, takes issue with the "bottom up" approach of the Smithsonian's American Enterprise exhibit in his commentary on August 17.

A number of business-related poster and label collections have been featured on-line recently:
Vintage airline posters from the San Diego Air and Space Museum
Lobster labels from the Nova Scotia Archives
Political posters from the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Library is also hosting a new web exhibit, "The Reflection of Technology in Beer Brewing"

H-Environment published a roundtable review of Bartow Elmore's Citizen Coke. Commentators included Shane Hamilton, Edward Melillo, Gabriella Petrick, and Richard Tucker, with an introduction by Christopher Jones and a response from Elmore. On a related note, the University of West Virginia Press has announced a new book series on "Histories of Capitalism and the Environment," to be edited by Elmore.

The program for the McNeil Center graduate student conference, "Bustle &Stir: Movement and Exchange in Early America," is up on the MCEAS website.The meeting will be held October 8-10, 2015.

Germain Sicard's 1952 thesis, The Origins of Corporations: The Mills of Toulouse in the Middle Ages, published in English translation by Yale University Press in August, is featured in the Yale Press blog article, "The World's First Corporations."

The July 2015 issue of the Journal of Policy History is a special theme issue on "The Governance of International Communications: Business, Politics, and Standard-Setting in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"; authors include Richard R. John, Heidi Tworek, Simone Müller, Frank Beyersdorf, Hugh Slotten, and Craig Murphy and JoAnne Yates. (Articles require a subscription, but abstracts are freely available.)

The program for the Special Interest Group on Computers, Information, and Society (SIGCIS) workshop at the upcoming SHOT meeting is available on-line.

Louis Hyman has an essay in the Pacific Standard on "The Future of Work: The Second Industrious Revolution."

Morten Jerven's Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong (Zed, 2015) is reviewed by Alex de Waal for African Arguments in an essay entitled "Liberating African Economic History from the Tyranny of Econometrics." Interested readers can learn more about the book on Jerven's blog.

The Tjidschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis has published a special issue (2015, no. 2) ( in English) on "Escaping the Great Divergence? A discussion about and in response to Peer Vries's Escaping Poverty. The Origins of Modern Economic Growth." (Access requires a subscription, but contents are freely available after one year.)

Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 Fall Workshops and Seminars of Interest

As the new academic year begins, we again offer a round-up of ongoing workshops, forums, and discussion groups in business and economic history. Please check each website for more detailed information. Some groups, particularly those in non-US universities, may not yet have posted Fall 2015 information; in those cases, a link to the home site or last available listing is included.
     In addition to their value for those able to participate directly, these groups often maintain mailing lists and sometimes make speakers' papers freely available.
Business History Seminar, Harvard Business School (scroll down)
Business History @ Erasmus Seminars
Centre for Business History Seminar, Copenhagen Business School
Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society (Hagley) Research Seminars
Centre for Macroeconomics and the Historical Record (MEHR), University of Copenhagen
Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University [look for the "American Capitalism" entries]
Columbia University Seminar in Economic History
Economic History Seminar, LSE
Economic History Seminar Series, University of Pompeu Fabra

Economic and Social History of the Premodern World, IHR, University of London
Economic History Workshop, University of Michigan
Financial History Seminar Series, Stern School, NYU
FRESH Meeting schedule
Harvard Economic History Workshop
History and Economics Seminar, Harvard University
Newberry Seminar on the History of Capitalism
Northwestern Economic History Workshop
Paris School of Economics, Economic History Seminar
PEAES Fellows Colloquium and Seminars, Library Company of Philadelphia
Penn Economic History Forum
Program on the Study of Capitalism, Harvard University
Queen's University (Ontario) Economic History Workshop
Queen's University (Belfast) Centre for Economic History Workshop
Seminar in Economic History, Barnard College
Seminars in Economic and Social History, University of Cambridge
Vanderbilt University Economic History Workshop
Von Gremp Workshop in Economic and Entrepreneurial History, UCLA [select Fall 2015]
Washington (D.C.) Area Economic History Seminar
Workshop on the Cultural History of Capitalism, University of Georgia
Yale Economic History Workshop

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Recent Podcasts of Interest from the New Books Network

Over the summer, the podcast series, "New Books in . . . " interviewed a number of authors with books of interest. A partial listing:
Jonathan Coopersmith, on Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Christine Desan, on Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (Oxford University Press)
Kevin M. Kruse, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America (Basic Books)
Pedro Machado, Ocean of Trade: South Asian Merchants, Africa, and the Indian Ocean, c. 1750-1850 (Cambridge University Press)
Brian P. Murphy, on Building the Empire State: Political Economy in the Early Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015)
Suzanna Reiss, We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire (University of California Press) [reposted from "Who Makes Cents?"]
Brett Sheehan, Industrial Eden: A Chinese Capitalist Vision (Harvard University Press)
Jenifer Van Vleck, on Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy (Harvard University Press) [reposted from "Who Makes Cents?"]
Shellen Wu, on Empires of Coal: Fueling China's Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920 (Stanford University Press)
For the full History list, see here; for the complete listing of fields covered, see the New Books Network home page.