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New Collection available online: DeGolyer Library's Texas National Bank Note collection

New Collection Available Digitally DeGolyer Library's Texas National Bank Note collection The 972 National Bank Notes from the DeGolyer Library’s Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency are now available online. This “TexTreasures” digitization project was funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The largest known collection of paper currency specific to Texas, the Rowe-Barr Collection was assembled and donated to SMU’s DeGolyer Library by John N. Rowe III and B. B. Barr, brothers-in-law, business partners, and avid numismatists with differing collecting interests. Rowe’s portion of the collection comprising nearly 1500 examples of obsolete and canceled Texas currency produced from the 1830s to the end of the U. S. Civil War. Barr’s contribution consists of National Bank Notes dating from Reconstruction to the Great Depression. Every series of National Bank Note is represented: the origin

Call for Papers: Danger and Security in Business History - How did Enterprises Represent and Negotiate Threats?

Danger and Security in Business History - How did Enterprises Represent and Negotiate Threats? Date: 17 to 19 June 2020 Venue: Philipps University, Marburg an der Lahn Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2019 The relationship between the modern business enterprise and security is ambiguous. Business companies can protect or harm, provide relief or cause distress to their employees, their customers and populations in their vicinity. On the one hand, businesses are consumers and providers of security. Enterprises are vulnerable to natural, political, and technological threats and require secure environments for their existence and profitable operation. Goods and services are sold by enterprises to private and public customers with the promise to directly or indirectly provide a measure of security. On the other hand, enterprises themselves can become veritable sources of risks and dangers to society and environment. Their products and production processes can cause extreme po

[Kind reminder] Call for proposals BHC2020 ends October 1

Conference theme: Collaboration in Business and Business History Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference Charlotte Marriott City Center Charlotte, North Carolina March 12-14, 2020 Capitalist mythology continues to stress charismatic entrepreneurs and the value of incentive structures that reward individual merit.  But much recent scholarship has shown that business environments have always depended heavily on social networks and modes of cooperation, whether in the early modern world, amid industrialization, or during the recent decades of globalization.  Cooperative impulses suffused the efforts to coordinate behavior across commercial empires, within the modern corporation, among workers in a given industry, and inside the state-owned monopoly; such impulses have always animated the joint endeavors of guilds, urban boosters, rural agricultural reformers, trade associations, industry pressure groups, chaebol, self-regulatory organizations, and cartels.   In many

New job opening: Archivist at Madison Square Garden Company

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella

New books (14 titles) published in 2019 in business and economic history [Summer issue]

Dear subscribers of The Exchange, Below are newly published books since the Spring, and also titles that were not included then. I hope this list is right on time for your new syllabi or for your end of the summer break reading. For previous books of 2019 check Spring. Stephen W. Campbell's  The Bank War and the Partisan Press: Newspapers, Financial Institutions, and the Post Office in Jacksonian America , (University of Kansas Press, 9780700627448) came out at the beginning of 2019. Stephen Campbell was interviewed about his book  The Age of Jackson Podcast  last June 2019. The episode can be accessed here . And the University Press of Kansas blog featured Stephen Campbell's book and interviewed him in January. Click on  this link  to access the transcripts.  Graham D. Taylor's Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880 came out last April 2019. (University of Calgary; and the book is fully accessible here ) The blog T

Call for papers: 2020 Economic History Society Annual Conference, Oxford University, UK

The 2020 Annual Conference of the Economic History Society will be held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, Friday 17 - Sunday 19 April .  Registration, sessions, delegate accommodation, dining, and meetings will all be located in the College. Call for papers deadline: 2 September 2019 Call for posters deadline: 18 November 2019 More information can be found here . Which type of paper do you want to submit? OPEN - Academic Paper or Session The conference programme committee welcomes proposals on all aspects of economic and social history covering a wide range of periods and countries and, particularly, papers of an interdisciplinary nature. Preference may be given to scholars who did not present a paper at the previous year's conference. Those currently studying for, or who have recently completed, a PhD should submit a proposal to the New Researcher session. OPEN - New Researcher Paper The annual conference opens with papers presented by new researchers. They off

Call for applications: three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team for Business History

Business History (Routledge) invites applications for three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team. The deadline for applications is Friday 13th September 2019. The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2020, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion. About the Journal Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture. The Journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and e

Job position available: Business, Government and the International Economy: Tenure Track Position in History Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in history for a tenure-track position in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit.  While candidates may study any geographic region or time period, we are especially looking for scholars whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: business-government relations, economic development, democratic governance, international institutions and/or international relations, law, political economy, public policy, and trade.  Candidates may come directly from Ph.D. programs or from the faculties of other universities.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020. Requirements All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated potential for conducting outstanding research.  The School is particularly interested in applicants with interdisciplinary interests and a strong record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching.    Successful candidates will, at the outset,

Call for Papers International Workshop: Cold War East-West Divide: Conflict, Cooperation and Trade

The Call for Papers for the International Workshop Cold War East-West Divide: Conflict, Cooperation and Trade closes on August 10, 2019, at the University ‘Valahia’ of Târgoviște, Romania. Traditionally, the Cold War has been regarded as a political, ideological, military, economic, strategic or political conflict between the capitalist and democratic West, on the on hand, and the communist and non-democratic East, on the other. Benefiting from the opening of archives, both in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, an increasing body of literature has begun to notice and study more and more instances of cooperation and collaboration between the East and the West.         The aim of this event is to bring together established, senior and junior scholars and researchers from a variety of fields and perspectives (Cold War Studies, International relations, foreign policy, political sciences, history, economics, media studies etc.) to foster discussion on East-West contacts, whether they were ch

#BHC2020 #BHCCharlotte Doctoral Colloquium

The  2020 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 Charlotte Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12. 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. Applications are due by  15 November 2019  via email to  BHC@Hagley.org . Your application 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,  eballeis@duke.edu . All participants receive a stipend that partially defrays travel costs to the annual meeting.  Applicants will receive notification of the selection committee’s