Monday, October 3, 2016

Business and Economic History at AHA 2017: Program Available

A few months before the BHC annual meeting in Denver, the American Historical Association will meet there, on January 5-8, 2017. The preliminary program has recently been posted on the AHA webs site.
     As in past years, the BHC, as an affiliated organization, is a session sponsor. A luncheon on Friday, January 6, will focus on a round table discussion of "A New Materialism? The Economic and Beyond," with speakers Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia), Robyn d'Avignon (New York University), Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), and Christine Rosen (University of California, Berkeley). Ken Lipartito (Florida International University) will chair the session. Tickets are required and can be purchased through the AHA registration portal. The BHC also is a sponsor of AHA Session 239, “Capitalistic Visions, Complicated Realities: Entrepreneurs, Consumers, and Commercial Culture in the Early Republic,” which will take place on January 7 at 1:30.
     Several other sessions will be of direct interest:
Session 7: "Family/Business: The Private Sides of Business and Empire in Antebellum America," Ellen Hartigan O'Connor, chair and commentator
CLAH Session 25: "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, and the Norms of Economic Exchange in 19th-Century Latin America"
CLAH Session 65: "Economic Development in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Latin America"
CLAH Session 74: "Banking, Consumption, and Natural Resources in South America"
FEEGI Session: "Economies of Worth in the Early Modern World"
Session 155: "The Black Worker: Land and Labor in the Late 19th-Century South"
Session 201, "Revolutionary Trade: US Commercial Networks in South America during the Age of Revolution"
Session 205: "Consumption, Rationing, Boycotting, and National Identity: Britain at War, 1939–45"
Session 222: "Money, Mints, and Debts: Coins as Image and Wealth from Rome to 20th-Century West Africa," chaired by Stephen Mihm
Session 231: "Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Competitors"
Session 235: "Scale in the Historical Study of 'Development' in Latin America"
Session 290:"Crossing Companies: Mobility and Cooperation between Early Modern National Monopoly Trading Companies"
Session 306: "New Directions in the Histories of Credit, Debt, and Financial Intermediaries"
Session 314: "State, Capital, and the Corporation: Ideological and Social Transformations of the Last Half Century"
Session 321: "Perspectives on the New History of Capitalism"
This list is by no means exhaustive; many other sessions of interest--on slavery, gender, or labor, for example-- can be found in the extensive program. The AHA provides a search page whereby one can search the sessions by keyword.