Friday, December 9, 2016

CFP: Association of Business Historians, 2017


The Association of Business Historians (ABH) will hold its next annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 29-July 1, 2017. The theme of the conference will be "The Human Factor in Business History." According to the call for papers:
Understanding the strategy and structure of firms forms a vital part of the discipline of business history, as does the deployment of essential tools such as typologies of company forms, theories of the firm and firm growth and so on. But it is vital, too, for business historians to recognise and investigate those who stand at the heart of business history: the people who create firms, those who own them and those who work for them in various capacities. . . .  Just as important, though, is the human impact of the firm and other organisations that employ people, not least because even today those employed spend a very large proportion of their time in the workplace. . . .  The firm is therefore a place not only for work, which itself involves considerable human interaction, but also a focus for social life and identity.
For a more extended discussion of the theme and possible papers topics, please see the full call for papers. The organizers will also consider proposals on toics not directly related to the conference theme.
     The program committee will consider both individual papers and entire panels. Individual paper proposals should include a one-page (up to 300 word) abstract and one-page curriculum vitae (CV). Panel proposals should include a cover letter stating the rationale for the panel and the name of its contact person; one-page (300 word) abstract and author’s CV for each paper; and a list of preferred panel chairs and commentators with contact information. The deadline for submissions is January 15 20, 2017.
     Proposals for the conference should come through the ABH online submission platform.
     The call for papers also contains information about the Coleman Prize and the Tony Slaven Workshop.