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"Next, highlights of business-history related sessions:
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"
Session 73: "The Economics of Urban Life in 19th-Century Mexico and Brazil"Individual papers/roundtables of interest:
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"
Edward Balleisen is chairing the AHA Teaching Division session, "Where I Work: Historians and Our Institutions"Finally, a number of poster sessions are relevant here:
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)
Jessica Csoma,"Immigrant Entrepreneurs up Close and Digital: German American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present"Registration for the meeting is now open; for many more details, please consult the conference website.
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"