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.”