Friday, January 13, 2017

BHC 2017 Program Now Available

The Business History Conference (BHC) will hold its 2017 meeting in Denver, Colorado, on March 30-April 1. The theme for the meeting is "Civilizations"; for a full discussion of that theme, please see the call for papers. The program committee consists of Susie Pak (chair), St. John's University; Walter Friedman (BHC president), Harvard Business School; Eric D. Hilt, Wellesley College; Jessica Burch, Tougaloo College; Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley; and Lars Heide, Copenhagen Business School.
      The preliminary program for this year's meeting has now been posted on the BHC website. In addition to many sessions of interest, it features two plenary sessions. The opening plenary is "The Cultures of a Business Civilization," chaired by Laura Phillips Sawyer with discussion by Caitlin Rosenthal; presenters are Naomi Lamoreaux, Andrew Popp, Louis Galambos, and Marc Levinson. The second is "Keywords in American Economic and Business History," chaired by Julia Ott, with commentary by Eric Hilt; speakers are Lawrence Glickman, Richard R. John, Richard White, and Daniel Scroop.
      The formal meeting will be preceded by the Doctoral Colloquium, organized by Ed Balleisen, and two workshops, contents of the latter TBA.
      Please check the meeting website soon for registration information, which will appear shortly, as well as for updates to the program and colloquium.