Monday, February 1, 2016

Full 2016 OAH Program Now Available

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) will hold its 2016 annual meeting on April 7-10 in Providence, Rhode Island. The complete program brochure is now available on-line. We highlighted several business and economic history sessions in an earlier post, but the full program includes many other sessions of interest. [Note that the OAH program does not supply session numbers or links to abstracts, so the sessions are identified here by the page number on which they appear in the program.]
Sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by the BHC:
   p. 28: "Financial Leaders of the Early American Republic"
   p. 37: "Capitalism in the Countryside: Farmers, Families, and the Marketplace"
   p. 53: "Temporalities of Agriculture and Capitalism"
   p. 56: "Law, Finance, and Institutional Leadership: New Perspectives on the History of Financialization"
   p. 56: "The Business of Leadership"
   p. 63: "Who Remade the Modern American City? Private-Sector Civic Leadership and Urban Change, 1945–2000" [Note that this session has been moved from Friday to Sunday.]

Other economic history sessions:
   p. 28: "New Politics, New Economy: Redefining Leadership in Postindustrial America"
   p. 32: "New Directions in the Study of Paid Domestic Work: Race, State, and Struggle"
   p. 32: "Rhode Island and the China Trade"
   p. 32: "The Truly Advantaged: The Lending Class in High, Low, and Housing Finance"
   p. 40: "Open Question: What Is the Relation between Slavery and Capitalism?"
   p. 43: "Gender, Consumerism, and the Early South"
   p. 44: "Myths of the Market"
   p. 46: Plenary: "Can We Use History?" (Paul Krugman, with commentary by Naomi Lamoreaux and Eric Rauchway)
   p. 50: "No-Fault: Injury, Compensation, and the Shifting Rhetoric of Responsibility in Twentieth-Century America"
   p. 50: "Hippies, Business, and Technology: Rethinking Countercultural Community and Leadership in the 1960s and ’70s"
   p. 51: "Christianity and Capitalism in the Modern United States: Historians Respond to Kevin Kruse’s One Nation under God"
   p. 51: "History, Numbers, Numeracy: Opportunities and Obstacles in Quantitative and Digital History"
   p. 52: "Governing Bodies of Evidence: Labor, Citizenship, and Sensory Knowledge in the Gilded Age"
   p. 58: "Neoliberalism in the 1970s"

Individual papers in other sessions:
   p. 31: Brett Gadsden, "From Protest to Politics: Clifford Alexander and the Making of the Modern Black Executive"
   p. 33: Rebecca Kobrin, "A Credit to the Nation?: Immigrant Banking, New York State’s Banking Authorities, and the Reshaping of American Finance, 1914–1930"
   p. 38: Ai Hisano, "More “Natural” Than Nature: The Federal Policy and Corporate Enterprise of Food Coloring in the Progressive Era"
   p. 40: Jenna Healey, "Profit and Procreation: Regulating the American Fertility Industry"
   p. 39, Jessica Frazier, "Community Solutions: Women in the Fishing Industry"
   p. 41: Elizabeth De Wolfe, "Spies, Lies, and Type-Writers: Female Office Workers and the 1894 Breckinridge-Pollard Scandal"
   p. 52: Carl Zimring, "Environmental Racism in the Gilded Age: Soap Advertising and the Rhetoric of Clean and White"
   p. 52: Denise Khor, "Photography, Chinese Workers, and the Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad"
   p. 56: Ryan Acton, "The Meritocratic Ethos and the Spirit of Inequality: A Case Study of Harvard Business School"

And of course, many other sessions feature papers in related fields including the history of slavery and of gender and political, urban, and labor history.