Monday, January 7, 2019

#BHC19: Workshops


As you make your plans and register to attend the Business History Conference in Cartagena, Colombia, consider the following sessions that the Workshops Committee has organized for Thursday, March 14, 2019.
  • Paper Development Workshop: “Histories of Business Knowledge” - 12:00-3:00 pm. 
  • Digital Archives and Other Electronic Resources for Business Historians - 2:00-3:00 pm. 
  • Interdisciplinarity: Risks and Opportunities for Navigating a Business History Career - 4:00-5:30pm
  • Empresariado en América Latina en Perspectiva Histórica y Global/Latin American Business in a Global and Historical Perspective

If you would like to discuss the paper that you are presenting at the conference or another work-in-progress consider attending the Paper Development Workshop sponsored by the Copenhagen Business School. The topic of the workshop is "Histories of Business Knowledge." Participants should send their proposal or idea, and a CV to Christina Lubinski (cl.mpp@cbs.dk) before February 8th. More information about this workshop can be found here. 

Interdisciplinarity: Risks and Opportunities for Navigating a Business History Career is a workshop that "will be an opportunity to learn about interdisciplinary research as well as discuss navigating early career in business history.” Send your questions to Karolina Hutkova (k.hutkova@lse.ac.uk).

At the Digital Archives and Other Electronic Resources for Business Historians, attendees will discuss "The rapid proliferation of electronic records has created both opportunities and challenges for business historians. How do we locate those resources?  How do we compensate for the ephemeral nature of electronic sources and the fact that so much written documentation has simply disappeared soon after its creation?  How should we acknowledge privacy concerns in the digital age?  What are the best practices for integrating electronic records into our scholarship and our teaching?." Participants are also encouraged to prepare questions and send them to Workshop Committee co-chair Albert Churella (achurell@kennesaw.edu) no later than February 15th. 

The panel of experts in Empresariado en América Latina en Perspectiva Histórica y Global will answer questions from the audience on general topics related to business history, historiography, and historical sources. The workshop will be in Spanish and Portuguese.