CFP: EBHA 2018

The European Business History Association (EBHA) will hold its next annual conference on September 6-8, 2018, in Ancona, Italy, hosted by the Università Politecnica delle Marche. The theme of the meeting will be "The Firm and The Sea: Chains, Flows and Connections."
    According to the call for papers,
The sea - whether considered as open ocean or as a mass of water bordered by land masses - is an enormous economic resource for mankind. Not only is it the principal way of transportation for goods and humans but it’s also a formidable source of food. Since we want to link the sea with the business unit (the firm, as well as other organizational units like clusters, networks and global value chains) the focus of the next EBHA conference will be on two units of analysis that are both extremely relevant for the sea as well as economic resources - ships and harbors. 
Topics without ties to the sea or the firm will be given consideration, "provided that the proposal demonstrates originality and that [the EBHA meeting] could be a useful place for further reflection."
Formats other than traditional papers, such as panels and roundtables, poster sessions for Ph.D. students, workshops aiming to start collaborative projects, and "toolkit sessions," are also welcome; such proposals should be directed to the paper committee as well.
     For much more detail about the conference theme, and information about the submission process, please see the full call for papers. The submission deadline is January 15, 2018 January 31, 2018. Questions may be directed to Veronica Binda or Roberto Giulianelli at