Skip to main content


New issue of Over the Counter, the BHC newsletter

Recent posts

#BHC2021online Presidential Address

Professor Neil Rollings' (University of Glasgow) Presidential Address   "The Vast and Unsolved Enigma of Power": Business History and Business Power is now in the Business History Conference's YouTube channel:

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

Hybrid conference to take place in Murcia, Spain

The Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance (AEEFI) and the University of Murcia are pleased to announce that the 22nd Conference on International Economic s will take place in Murcia on June 17th and 18th, 2021. The keynote speakers are: Paul De Grauwe   (The London School of Economics and Political Science) Gabriel Pérez-Quirós   (European Central Bank) The conference will have a hybrid format with online sessions and in-person sessions (which will be also accessed remotely through the Zoom platform for those prevented from traveling by COVID-19 or any other cause). All authors who participate in the conference will have the opportunity to submit the papers presented to be considered for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Economics-The Open Access Open-Assessment E-Journal.  Topics: International Trade, International Capital Movements, International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Migration Flows, International Flows of Services, Trade and Firm B

Call for Papers: #Conference on Indian Business & Economic History

2nd International Conference on Indian Business & Economic History Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad August 24 (Tue), Aug 25 (Wed), Aug 26 (Thu), Aug 27 (Fri), 2021 The 2nd International Conference on Indian Business & Economic History will be hosted online, anchored by IIMA, on August 24-27, 2021. It will be a forum to host research papers, provide a workshop for Ph.D. students, and spark conversations on this subject. The conference will draw in leading scholars working in the field within and outside India. Conference Organizing Committee Chinmay Tumbe (IIM-Ahmedabad, India) Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics & Political Science) Medha Kudaisya (National University of Singapore) Bishnupriya Gupta (Warwick University) Chikayoshi Nomura (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo) Conference Timeline Submission Deadline : April 30, 2021 Notification to selected students and speakers by May 10, 2021 Conference Dates : August 24 (PhD Student Workshop), August 25, 26, 27

History of Capitalism Summer Camp

Cornell University History of Capitalism Summer Camp The application deadline is May 1, 2021. The form to submit your application is available here .

Virtual conference at Hagley

AVON: AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON ITS ARCHIVE In the 20 years since Avon Products, Inc., deposited its records at Hagley Library they have become one of our most popular research collections. A virtual event on May 7 will bring attention to their contribution to history. Avon Products, Inc., is one of the oldest direct selling companies in America. It traces its origins to 1886, when David H. McConnell bought the Union Publishing Company and started manufacturing perfumes to give away with his books. McConnell discovered that his customers were more interested in the fragrances than the books, so he decided to concentrate on selling perfumes. The business was renamed the California Perfume Company (CPC) in an effort to associate its products with the perceived beauty of the Golden State. From the beginning, CPC sold directly to the consumer through a national network of sales representatives, primarily women, who were looking for economic opportunity and flexible part-time employment. In