Skip to main content

Over the Counter No.47




Dear subscribers and readers of The Exchange,

 This issue of "Over the Counter No. 47" contains news and information of interest to business historians from across the web: new journal issues, podcasts, and blog posts.


Journal issues published since February of 2019:
The Australian Economic History Review 59(1).
Enterprise &Society 20(2)
Business History 61(2)
The Economic History Review 72(2)
Noam Maggor's "Bringing (The History of) Capitalism Back In" in the journal Reviews in American History, should also be of interest.

In newspapers and other serials:
Contextualizing current debates in American politics, Louis Hyman wrote "The New Deal Wasn’t What You Think," for The Atlantic's series Ideas, on March 6th, 2019; and Chris Deutsch wrote "The only real solution to the border crisis" for The Washington Post's section Made by History last March 11th. Rebecca Spang, for History News Network, wrote "MMT and Why Historians Need to Reclaim Studying Money", sparking debate among scholars. Replying to Spang, Maxximilian Seijo published "A Response to Rebecca Spang's "MMT and Why Historians Need to Reclaim Studying Money"

Other reads of interest from history publications:
"Boeing Brings 100 Years Of History To Its Fight To Restore Its Reputation", contains both radio broadcast and an article.
And, many BHC members and business historians contributed to the Checkered History conversation on Senator's Chuck Schumer's comment on how "corporations used to care," also in History News Network.

And from blogs:
Andy Seal contributed to the Society for US Intellectual History's blog with the entry "Growth and Price: Douglass North vs. the New History of Capitalism" (March 4th, 2019).
In Bloomsbury's The Literary Hub, Rebecca Earl wrote "A Brief History of That Most Noble Tuber, the Potato" (March 28th, 2019).
Kasia Stempniak wrote "Benetton & Fashioning Controversy" from her experience doing research at Duke's Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History (April 8th, 2019).
Stephen Leccese contributed "Labor Reformer George Gunton and a Progressive Era Divorce Scandal" to the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era's blog (March 20th, 2019)

New episodes in our favorite podcasts:
[reposted from 2016] "The History of Ice and Refrigeration in the US" from the show In the Past Lane
The show Who Makes Cents published an episode on Amazon's recent withdrawal from New York City. To listen to it, follow the link "Juan de Lara on the Logistics and Urban Space".
The show BackStory had an episode on American industrial disasters and the history of capitalism: "Death on the Assembly Line, Industrial Tragedies in American History".



Popular posts from this blog

Call for Papers: #BHC2022MexicoCity

Business History in Times of Disruption: Embracing Complexity and Diversity Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference Sheraton Mexico City María Isabel Hotel Ciudad de México, México April 7-9, 2022 [ bookmark the CFP ] The Covid-19 crisis arrived with little warning, disrupting global business and trade. Industries as different as tourism, retail, and manufacturing were plunged into disarray by travel restrictions, broken supply chains, and quarantines. The pandemic also underscored the growing dangers posed by economic inequality and environmental degradation, hinting at a more tumultuous future. We have, it seems, entered into a new age of uncertainty. Informed by these developments, the 2022 Business History Conference will explore the diverse ways that entrepreneurs, firms, and organizations coped with complexity, uncertainty, and disruption over the long run. The Program Committee welcomes individual papers and session proposals that explore this theme. Submissions can a

Call for Submissions: Business History Collective and the webinar series

Call for Submissions: Business History Collective and the webinar series The network aims to promote scholarship in the fields of business history, management history, organizational history, corporate history, and other related fields. The network will launch the Spring 2021 webinar series to provide a space for the presentation and discussion of works in progress, dissertation chapters, or R&R manuscripts. The webinars are open to scholars primarily from a qualitative perspective, willing to engage in productive conversations by providing supportive and constructive comments to peers. We are currently looking for presenters and attendees to get things moving forward. We especially welcome submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of minority groups, scholars based in or working on under-represented geographies (such as Latin America, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia), and schola

AHA Virtual Seminar: Business History Today

Virtual AHA Seminar: Business History Today April 13th, 2021 2 pm  Colloquium--An assessment of the doing of business history at the beginning of the 21st century, sketching new trends and themes. Chair:  Philip B. Scranton , Rutgers University-Camden Presenters: Business History, Theory, and Globalization by Kenneth J. Lipartito , Florida International University Rethinking Chinese Economic Life and Business History by Philip Thai , Northeastern University Economic Life and the Margins of Business History by Alexia Yates , University of Manchester Histories of Business in Africa: Lessons from Ghana by Bianca Murillo , California State University, Dominguez Hills