Monday, April 30, 2018

CFP: Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History 2018

The Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES) has issued a call for papers for its next annual meeting, to be held at the University of Lisbon on November 16-17, 2018. The theme for the meeting will be gender in economic and social history. According to the call for papers:
Gender as an analytical tool has been increasingly used by historians in the last few decades in a wide range of domains. The aspects of social and economic history where the gender dimension is relevant are numerous: assessment of social functions, different patterns of insertion in the labour market, of wage levels, of access to property or wealth, of acquisition of human capital, or of participation in the life of firms are just a few examples. We invite scholars who wish to contribute to the debate on gender issues in economic and social history to present proposals for panels or individual papers. The submission of panel proposals and individual papers on any other topic in economic and social history is also welcome.
Paper proposals should include 4 keywords, an abstract (max. 500 words) indicating the topic, the aims, the theoretical approach and the empirical foundations; and a CV of no more than 400 words. Panel proposals should include the same information for each participant and paper; and should include three participants and a chair. Proposals and full texts should be sent to The submission deadline is May 16, 2018.
    For more information, please see the call for papers on the APHES conference website.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Reminder: WEHC Early Registration Deadline Approaching

The 18th World Economic History Congress (WEHC) meets this year in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 29-August 3. Early registration rates end on April 30 at midnight. The early standard rate is $325 and the early student rate is $125. Beginning May 1, rates will be $400 and $150, respectively. Online registration will close on July 15, 2018, after which registrants will need to pay a higher on-site rate.
     See for more information on the program, plenary sessions, traveling to Boston, accommodations, and excursions.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fellowship Announcements from HBS

The Business History Group at Harvard Business School announces the following fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year:
  • The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History To be awarded for twelve months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. This fellowship is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. This fellowships will also provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. This can take several forms. The fellow can research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. She or he might also organize a research conference under the auspices of the Business History Initiative, or assist the Initiative’s ongoing projects in other ways. Applicants should submit a CV, undergraduate transcript and graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also state the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf. The three letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the writers directly by October 1, 2018. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January. The Fellowship will begin July 1, 2019. Applications should be received no later than October 1 and submitted online to: Please direct your recommenders to visit:
  • Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship This award honors the work and contributions of Thomas K. McCraw (1940-2012), who was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School. The fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School. The main activities of the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will be to conduct research in the archives of Baker Library or in other Boston-area libraries, present his or her work at a seminar, and interact with HBS faculty. The Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,000 to cover travel and living expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of two months. Recipients of the fellowship will receive work space, an e-mail account, a phone, a computer, an ID card, and access to the University’s libraries and to the HBS Intranet for the duration of the appointment. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a two- to three-page research proposal to Walter A. Friedman via email to Applications for the fellowship should arrive no later than October 15, 2018. The applicant should also arrange for two letters of reference, sent directly by the recommender, to arrive at the above address by October 15, 2018. The recipient will be announced by the beginning of December. 
  • The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program invites established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard Business School. The Chandler International Visiting Scholar is expected to interact with faculty and researchers, present work at research seminars, and conduct business history research. Recipients will be given a $7,000 stipend (payable at the end of their visit), office space, an e-mail account, phone, computer, ID card, and access to the University’s libraries and the HBS Intranet. The program requires a two-month minimum length of stay. Scholars may stay up to a maximum of six months. Applicants should indicate when, during the calendar year, they would like to be in residence at the School. It is expected that the recipient will be actively engaged in the intellectual life of the business history group. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a two- to three-page research proposal to Walter A. Friedman via e-mail to Applications for the fellowship should arrive no later than October 15, 2018. The applicant should also arrange for two letters of reference, sent directly by the recommender, to arrive at the above address by October 15, 2018. The recipient will be announced by the beginning of December. 
  • The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships The purpose of this fellowship is to facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Three categories of applicants will be eligible for grants: 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, whose research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other universities, in the U.S. and abroad, whose research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; and 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields whose research requires travel away from Cambridge. To apply, send a CV, a summary of past academic research (of 1-2 pages), and a detailed description of the research you wish to undertake (of 2-3 pages). Applicants must indicate the amount of money requested (up to $3,000). Please also arrange to have one letter of reference sent independently of the application. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. All materials should be sent to Walter Friedman via e-mail to
For more information about all these fellowships, please visit the HBS Fellowships website:

Monday, April 23, 2018

CFP and PDWs: Special Issue, Journal of Business Ethics, on “Historic Corporate Social Responsibility”

The guest editors of the Journal of Business Ethics special issue on "Historic Corporate Social Responsibility: Its Extent, Limits, and Consequences" will arrange paper development workshops at several upcoming conferences: Academy of Management (10-14 August in Chicago), International Association for Business & Society (7-10 June in Hong Kong), and European Business History Association (6-8 September in Ancona, Italy).
    During the workshops, authors will present and discuss their papers and receive feedback from discussants and peers. Attendance at these workshops is NOT a precondition for submission to the Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue. Confirmed discussants at the Academy of Management in Chicago include Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School), Gabrielle Durepos (Mount Saint Vincent University), Paul C. Godfrey (Brigham Young University), Stefan Hielscher (University of Bath), Michael Rowlinson (University of Exeter), Sébastien Mena (Cass Business School), and Roy R. Suddaby (University of Victoria and Newcastle University).
    Scholars interested in one of the workshops are asked to contact the guest editors according to requirements for each conference. Please see the following for the key dates and contact information.
  • IABS conference: Elevator pitch format. Interested authors might wish to contact Rob Phillips ( prior to the conference.
  • AoM conference and EBHA conference: To be considered for a PDW at either AoM or EBHA, an abstract (no more than 2,000 words or 8 pages in all) should be submitted to the responsible guest editor (Judith Schrempf-Stirling for AoM; Christian Stutz for EBHA). The guest editors will then select promising abstracts and notify the authors. After acceptance, the authors are asked to submit a full paper (8,000-10,000 words).  
  • For the AoM, the deadline is May 15, 2018 (extended deadline), with submission of full paper by July 1, 2018. For the EBHA, the deadline is June 17, 2018, with submission of full paper by August 1, 2018. 
(The workshop proposal at the EBHA is currently under evaluation—to be confirmed.)
       Interested readers may also want to read the complete call for papers for this special issue.

Friday, April 20, 2018

BHC Prizes Awarded at 2018 Meeting

At the Business History Conference’s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5-7, 2018, officers announced the following recipients of BHC prizes and grants:

The Harold F. Williamson Prize is awarded every two years to a mid-career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of business history.
2018 recipient: Edward J. Balleisen, Duke University 
The Hagley Prize is awarded jointly by the Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History
Conference to the best book in business history (broadly defined).
2018 recipient: Kenda Mutongi, Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi (University of Chicago Press, 2017). 
The Ralph Gomory Prize, made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate.
2018 recipient: Edward J. Balleisen, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, 2017). 
The Herman E. Krooss Prize recognizes the best dissertation in business history written in English and completed in the three calendar years immediately prior to the annual meeting.
2018 recipient: Rachel Gross, “From Buckskin to Gore-Tex: Consumption as a Path to Mastery in Twentieth-Century American Wilderness Recreation” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017).
The Philip Scranton Best Article Prize recognizes the author of an article published in Enterprise & Society judged to be the best of those that have appeared in the volume previous to the year of the BHC annual meeting.
2018 recipients: David Higgins and Aashish Velkar, “’Spinning the yarn’: Institutions, law, and standards, c. 1880-1914,” Enterprise & Society 18 (3): 591-631.
Patricio Sáiz and Rafael Castro, “Foreign direct investment and intellectual property rights: International intangible assets in Spain over the long term,” Enterprise & Society 18 (4): 846-892.
The Mira Wilkins Prize, established in recognition of the path-breaking scholarship of Mira Wilkins, is awarded to the author of the best Enterprise & Society article pertaining to international and comparative business history published the volume previous to the year of the BHC annual meeting.
2018 recipient: Patricio Sáiz and Rafael Castro, “Foreign direct investment and intellectual property rights: International intangible assets in Spain over the long term,” Enterprise & Society 18 (4): 846-892. 
The K. Austin Kerr Prize recognizes the best first paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Business History Conference by a new scholar (doctoral student or those within three years of receiving their Ph.D.). It honors K. Austin Kerr, longtime professor of history at the Ohio State University and former president of the Business History Conference. 
2018 Recipient: Joan V. Flores-Villalobos (New York University), “’Cash fe’ sen’ back home:’ Banks, Compensation, and Women’s Financial Exchanges in Panama and Barbados.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CFP: 2nd World Congress on Business History

The 2nd World Congress on Business History, in conjunction with the 24th Congress of the European Business History Association (EBHA), will meet at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, on September 10-12, 2020. The theme will be “Business History in a Changing World.” The call for papers states:
Reflecting the ever-changing world of business, the discipline of Business History has been far from static. In recent decades there has been a dramatic diversification in both research topics and methods following on from the now classic works of Chandler et al. The emergence of research relating to alternative historical approaches and organizational science, and those which incorporate quantitative methods and/or embraces the “cultural turn”; the institutionalization of Business History research with the establishment of academic societies and academic journals; the internationalization of the field, etc., are all encouraging trends in the evidence of a vibrant research field. The program committee thus welcomes papers/panels from postgraduate, early career and established scholars on a wide-range of topics and various dimensions of “Business History in a Changing World.”
For a much fuller discussion of possible topics and other information, please see the complete call for papers.
     The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2020. Those interested in submitting proposals should use the Congress upload platform at

Monday, April 16, 2018

Position Announcement: Editor for the BHC's “Exchange” Blog

ABOUT THE POSITION The Blog Editor will compile information and announcements of interest to the business history community and post them to The Exchange approximately three times a week. The Exchange features calls for papers, conference announcements, grant listings, award winners, and links to blog posts elsewhere on the web of particular interest to business and economic historians. The new editor may wish to continue regular features of the Exchange such as Over the Counter, a compilation of links and short news items about business and economic history and historians; New Books of Interest; and Business Historians in the News, but is invited to shape the blog in new ways. The position will require approximately ten hours of work per month and includes a modest honorarium.

ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate is someone with broad interests in business
and economic history and related fields and should possess strong online, administrative, and organizational skills. The new Blog Editor must be available to start a training period guided by Pat Denault, the retiring editor, during fall 2018. The position will begin January 1, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY Please send a cover letter that outlines your interest and aptitude for the position together with a CV to Shennette Garrett-Scott, Chair, Electronic Media Oversight Committee, at by May 15, 2018. If you have questions, contact either Shennette at the above email address or Andrew Popp, BHC Secretary-Treasurer, at

Friday, April 13, 2018

Deadline Extended: EBHA Dissertation Prize

During the 22nd Annual Congress of European Business History Association, which will take place on September 6-8, 2018, in Ancona, Italy, the EBHA will award a prize for the best dissertation in business history submitted to a European university in the previous two years. The submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018.
     Note that eligible dissertations do not have to be in English, but may be in any European language; as a European association, the EBHA values cultural and linguistic diversity.
     Three finalists will be selected from the dissertations submitted for consideration, and the authors will be required to give a presentation based on their dissertations at a plenary session at the EBHA congress in Ancona. All three finalists will receive a certificate that they have been among the short-listed candidates and will be eligible for reimbursement of part of their travel costs.
      All candidates wishing to enter the prize competition must attach a 1-2 page summary of their dissertation to the application along with a printed copy of the dissertation itself. The candidate must document that the thesis has been accepted. For full entry procedures, please see the relevant section of the EBHA meeting website.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CFP: Business History Conference 2019, Cartagena

The 2019 annual meeting of the Business History Conference will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on March 14–16. The theme of the meeting will be “Globalization and De-Globalization: Shifts of Power and Wealth.” The recent phenomena of the spread of populist and economic nationalist regimes throughout North America, Europe, Asia and elsewhere taking positions against the major trading blocks and the free movement of people and goods make the topic of this conference very timely. The conference aims to concentrate on business history research agendas that enable a nuanced understanding of the phenomena of globalization and de-globalization.

The conference theme encourages contributions from a variety of approaches to business history research, covering a broad range of geographies and periods. The program committee of Marcelo Bucheli (co-chair), Andrea Lluch (co-chair), Takafumi Kurosawa, Espen Storli, Laura Sawyer, and Teresa da Silva Lopes (BHC president) invites paper proposals addressing the following topics, but not limited to:
  • the contribution of firms and the entrepreneurs to globalization and de-globalization
  • the role and responsibility of business in shifts of power, wealth and inequality
  • the rise of emerging markets and the globalization of firms from those markets
  • globalization and environmental and social sustainability
  • business and gender during waves of globalization and de-globalization
  • risk management during globalization waves 
While we encourage proposals to take up this theme, papers addressing all other topics will receive equal consideration by the program committee in accordance with BHC policy. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers or for entire panels. Each proposal should include a one-page abstract and one-page curriculum vitae (CV) for each participant. Panel proposals should have a cover letter containing a title, a one-paragraph panel description, and suggestions for a chair and commentator, with contact information for the panel organizer. To submit a proposal go to  and click on the link Submit a Paper/Panel Proposal. 

All sessions will take place at the Hilton Hotel Cartagena. Rooms (all suites) are $169/night single and $189/double occupancy (plus tax) and include a full breakfast. General questions regarding the BHC’s 2019 annual meeting may be sent to conference coordinator Roger Horowitz,

The K. Austin Kerr Prize will be awarded for the best first paper delivered by a new scholar at the annual meeting. A “new scholar” is defined as a doctoral candidate or a Ph. D. whose degree is less than three years old. You must nominate your paper for this prize on the proposal submission page where indicated. Please check the appropriate box if your proposal qualifies for inclusion in the Kerr Prize competition.

The deadline for receipt of all paper and panel proposals is October 1, 2018.

The BHC awards the Herman E. Krooss Prize for the best English-language dissertation in business history by a recent Ph.D. in history, economics, business administration, the history of science and technology, sociology, law, communications, and related fields. To be eligible, dissertations must be completed in the three calendar years immediately prior to the 2019 annual meeting, and may only be submitted once for the Krooss prize. After the Krooss committee has reviewed the proposals, it will ask semi-finalists to submit copies of their dissertations. Finalists will present summaries of their dissertations at a plenary session and will receive a partial subsidy of their travel costs to the meeting. Proposals accepted for the Krooss Prize are not eligible for the Kerr Prize. If you wish to apply for this prize please send a cover letter indicating you are applying for the Krooss prize along with a one-page CV and one-page (300 word) dissertation abstract via email to The deadline for proposals for the Krooss prize is 1 October 2018.

The BHC Doctoral Colloquium in Business History will be held in conjunction with the BHC annual meeting. This prestigious workshop, funded by Cambridge University Press, will take place in Cartagena on Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14. Typically limited to ten students, the colloquium is open to early-stage doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research within the broad field of business history, from any relevant discipline. Topics (see link for past examples) may range from the early modern era to the present, and explore societies across the globe. Participants work intensively with a distinguished group of BHC-affiliated scholars (including at least two BHC officers), discussing dissertation proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and career trajectories. Applications are due by November 1, 2018, via email to and should include: a statement of interest; CV; preliminary or final dissertation prospectus (10-15 pages); and a letter of support from your dissertation supervisor (or prospective supervisor). Questions about the colloquium should be sent to its director, Edward Balleisen, All participants receive a stipend that partially defrays travel costs to the annual meeting.

On the March 14, 2019, there will be a special workshop on ‘Latin American Business in a Global and Historical Perspective’ which will be in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and aims to attract papers by academics who prefer to present their research in their native languages. The deadline for submissions is October 1,  2018. For more details about the workshop and the submission process, contact Joaquin Viloria De la Hoz (Banco de la República / Central Bank of Colombia) at:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Post-Doctoral Position in Entrepreneurial History at USC

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar interested in entrepreneurial history. The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Professors Noam Wasserman and Christina Lubinski of the Greif Center and in conjunction with Professor Dan Wadhwani of the University of the Pacific. Professor Wasserman is the founding director of the Greif Center’s Founder Central initiative and Professor Lubinski leads its entrepreneurial-history activities. Founder Central’s new course on Entrepreneurial History will debut in the Spring of 2019. The position is for one year, with the potential of extending this to two years.
In addition to research, the postdoc will teach one entrepreneurship or general business course per year if qualified, and will receive mentoring in this teaching role. The Greif Center is among the nation's leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. Its faculty includes a diverse mix of researchers and practitioners.
Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or expect to complete the Ph.D. by September 2018) in history or should have engaged in historically oriented work in a related discipline (e.g., management, sociology, anthropology, law, economics). Candidates should be interested in historical perspectives on entrepreneurship and its role in socio-economic change. Experience with archival and primary source research is preferred. You will be expected to participate in at least one existing research project while also having time to continue developing your own research.
Qualified candidates should email the following documents to
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, specifying research, teaching, and work experience
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
Timing: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to start September 2018, although the start date is flexible. For questions about the position, please contact Christina Lubinski ( or Noam Wasserman (

For more information about the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, please go to: USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New and Forthcoming Books of Interest: Pre-Meeting Edition

New and forthcoming, April and May 2018 (plus a few we missed from March):
Cornelia Aust, The Jewish Economic Elite: Making Modern Europe (Indiana University Press, February 2018)

Gavin Benke, Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2018)

Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Véronique Pouillard, eds., European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry (Manchester University Press, March 2018)

Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Ben Wubs, eds., The Fashion Forecasters: A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction (Bloomsbury, March 2018)

John R. Bockstoce, White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century (Yale University Press, March 2018)

Chris Briggs and Jaco Zuijderduijn, eds., Land and Credit: Mortgages in the Medieval and Early Modern European Countryside (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018)

Richard Lyman Bushman, The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History (Yale University Press, May 2018)

John Butman and Simon Targett, New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers (Little, Brown, March 2018)

Rachel Corr, Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador's Textile Economy (University of Arizona Press, April 2018)

Joan DeJean, The Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis ( Bloomsbury, May 2018)

Joe Dobrow, Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P. T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing (University of Oklahoma Press, May 2018)

Steve Fraser, Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion (Yale University Press, March 2018)

C. Donald Johnson, The Wealth of a Nation: The History of Trade Politics in America (Oxford University Press, May 2018)

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie, Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815 (Cornell University Press, May 2018)

Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin, From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance (University of Toronto Press, March 2018)

J. G. Manning, The Open Sea: The Economic Life of the Ancient Mediterranean World from the Iron Age to the Rise of Rome (Princeton University Press, April 2018)

Nathan Marcus, Austrian Reconstruction and the Collapse of Global Finance, 1921-1931 (Harvard University Press, April 2018)

James W. Martin, Banana Cowboys: The United Fruit Company and the Culture of Corporate Colonialism (University of New Mexico Press, May 2018)

Rupali Mishra, A Business of State: Commerce, Politics, and the Birth of the East India Company (Harvard University Press, May 2018)

C. Roger Pellett, Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company {Wayne State University Press, May 2018)

Amanda Porterfield, Corporate Spirit: Religion and the Rise of the Modern Corporation (Oxford University Press, April 2018)

Anne Reinhardt, Navigating Semi-Colonialism: Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860–1937 (Harvard University Press [Harvard East Asian Monographs], April 2018)

Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past (Rutgers University Press, April 2018)

Priya Satia, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Randomhouse, April 2018)

James Schwoch, Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier (University of Illinois Press, April 2018)

Cesare Silla, The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880-1930 (Routledge, April 2018)

Richard Sylla and David J. Cowan, Alexander Hamilton on Finance, Credit, and Debt (Columbia University Press, March 2018)

Molly A. Warsh, American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 (University of North Carolina Press, April 2018)

Monday, April 2, 2018


The Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) will hold its 10th annual conference on November 6-7, 2018, at the University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia, hosted by the Business and Labour History Group there. Interested scholars are invited to submit papers addressing the conference theme, "Frontiers of Historical Research." According to the call for papers, the organizers are interested in
papers relating to accounting history, business history, economic history, labour history, management history, marketing history, tourism history, transport history and other areas of interest relating to historical research in business schools. We also invite papers/panel suggestions around teaching and pedagogy relating to business and labour history. We welcome papers from researchers outside business schools who have an interest in those fields. 
A 1,000-word abstract or a 6,000-word maximum paper is due by June 15, 2018.
     There is also a separate call for papers on the use of interdisciplinary approaches and history as a way to understand contemporary business issues. Papers accepted in response to this call will comprise a special session of the conference, with these papers also considered for inclusion (subject to normal refereeing) in a special issue of Accounting History Review. Submissions from scholars in all business disciplines are being encouraged for this session. These papers have an earlier deadline (April 30, 2018) and have different criteria for selection.
     Please contact Greg Patmore at or Mark Westcott at with any questions. For full details for both calls, please consult the AAHANZBS website.