Friday, November 20, 2015

CFP: “Cold War Business History”

The Institute for Economic and Business History Research (EHFF) at the Stockholm School of Economics invites proposals for papers to be presented at a conference/symposium on Cold War Business History, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 11, 2016. The symposium will focus on the participation of businesses (outside the defense industry) in the defense effort (or in preparedness or contingency planning) during the Cold War. This includes, but is not limited to, war production (including preparations for war production), contingency storage of raw materials and foodstuffs, planning for evacuation or relocation, and participation in government planning and information services.
    Proposals dealing with any of these aspects or related fields, regardless of country, are welcome. Proposals should include a one-page CV and an abstract not exceeding 250 words that addresses the research plan and the original contribution to historical knowledge the final product is expected to make.  The proposal deadline is November 30, 2015. Please submit all proposals by e-mail to erik.lakomaa@hhs.se. Final versions of accepted papers will be due by February 15, 2016.
    More information will be posted on the EHFF website as it becomes available.