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Summer School: Business beyond the Business Cycle: Crises, Resilience and Risk Management, c.1850-2000.

The call for applications to attend the fully funded Ph.D. summer school Business beyond the Business Cycle: Crises, Resilience and Risk Management, c.1850-2000 at the University of Glasgow, 26-28 August 2019, closes next June 10th.

Following on from 2017’s successful summer school at the University of Tuebingen, The Centre for Business History in Scotland (CBHS), at the University of Glasgow is delighted to announce funding for an intensive three-day event aimed at PhD students and early career Post-Docs (within 2 years of PhD submission) in history and affiliated fields working on any topic which overlaps with the theme of the workshop (see ‘further notes for applicants’ below). Participants will be hosted in Glasgow’s West End, and will present, debate and discuss their work-in-progress with leading international scholars within a world-class university.

The school aims to provide participants with an overview of relevant research and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of enquiry. It is organised by the CBHS with assistance from the Department of Modern History at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. It will take the form of presentations from students (c.25 minutes) and workshops hosted by established experts in the field. The aims of the school are:

1) To deepen participants’ understanding of current themes in historical research (and how this can inform their own work).
2) To enhance research skills.
3) To explore the main theoretical underpinnings particular to the topic.
4) To provide a welcoming and convivial environment in which to discuss their research with leading scholars and peers.

Participants will benefit from the experience of academics from Glasgow, Tübingen and beyond. We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Patrick Fridenson, a world-renowned scholar who has produced numerous books and articles on many different aspects of economic and business history. Other confirmed participants include Dr Niall Mackenzie (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow), Professor Andrew Perchard (University of Wolverhampton), and other members of the Centre for Business History in Scotland, including the centre’s director, Professor Ray Stokes. We hope to be able to confirm more speakers in the coming weeks and months.

Funding will cover flights and/or trains (up to an agreed limit, to be reimbursed after the school), accommodation within University residences, breakfasts and lunches, and the conference meal for up to ten participants. A further five may be eligible to receive part-funding.

Those interested in attending the summer school should send the documents listed below by e-mail to the organisers Dr. Christopher Miller ( and Dr Daniel Menning ( The deadline for applications is Monday 10 June 2019. A maximum of 15 funded applicants will be selected and notified by Friday 14 June, allowing the participants time to book travel to Glasgow.

1) a brief CV (max two pages)
2) a title and abstract for their desired presentation topic (max one page).

More information can be found here or by contacting Christopher Miller ( and Daniel Menning (

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