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CFP: Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History 2018

The Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES) has issued a call for papers for its next annual meeting , to be held at the University of Lisbon on November 16-17, 2018. The theme for the meeting will be gender in economic and social history. According to the call for papers : Gender as an analytical tool has been increasingly used by historians in the last few decades in a wide range of domains. The aspects of social and economic history where the gender dimension is relevant are numerous: assessment of social functions, different patterns of insertion in the labour market, of wage levels, of access to property or wealth, of acquisition of human capital, or of participation in the life of firms are just a few examples. We invite scholars who wish to contribute to the debate on gender issues in economic and social history to present proposals for panels or individual papers. The submission of panel proposals and individual papers on any other topic in economic an

Reminder: WEHC Early Registration Deadline Approaching

The 18th World Economic History Congress (WEHC) meets this year in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 29-August 3. Early registration rates end on April 30 at midnight. The early standard rate is $325 and the early student rate is $125. Beginning May 1, rates will be $400 and $150, respectively. Online registration will close on July 15, 2018, after which registrants will need to pay a higher on-site rate.      See for more information on the program , plenary sessions, traveling to Boston, accommodations, and excursions.

Fellowship Announcements from HBS

The Business History Group at Harvard Business School announces the following fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year: The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History To be awarded for twelve months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. This fellowship is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. This fellowships will also provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. This can take several forms. The fellow can research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. She or he might also organize a research conference under the ausp

CFP and PDWs: Special Issue, Journal of Business Ethics, on “Historic Corporate Social Responsibility”

The guest editors of the Journal of Business Ethics  special issue on "Historic Corporate Social Responsibility: Its Extent, Limits, and Consequences" will arrange paper development workshops at several upcoming conferences: Academy of Management (10-14 August in Chicago), International Association for Business & Society (7-10 June in Hong Kong), and European Business History Association (6-8 September in Ancona, Italy).     During the workshops, authors will present and discuss their papers and receive feedback from discussants and peers. Attendance at these workshops is NOT a precondition for submission to the Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue. Confirmed discussants at the Academy of Management in Chicago include Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School), Gabrielle Durepos (Mount Saint Vincent University), Paul C. Godfrey (Brigham Young University), Stefan Hielscher (University of Bath), Michael Rowlinson (University of Exeter), Sébastien Mena (Cass Busine

BHC Prizes Awarded at 2018 Meeting

At the Business History Conference’s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5-7, 2018, officers announced the following recipients of BHC prizes and grants: The Harold F. Williamson Prize is awarded every two years to a mid-career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of business history. 2018 recipient: Edward J. Balleisen , Duke University  The Hagley Prize is awarded jointly by the Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History Conference to the best book in business history (broadly defined). 2018 recipient: Kenda Mutongi , Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi (University of Chicago Press, 2017).  The Ralph Gomory Prize , made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate. 2018 recipient: Edward J. Balleisen , Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Pres

CFP: 2nd World Congress on Business History

The 2nd World Congress on Business History , in conjunction with the 24th Congress of the European Business History Association (EBHA), will meet at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, on September 10-12, 2020. The theme will be “Business History in a Changing World.” The call for papers states: Reflecting the ever-changing world of business, the discipline of Business History has been far from static. In recent decades there has been a dramatic diversification in both research topics and methods following on from the now classic works of Chandler et al. The emergence of research relating to alternative historical approaches and organizational science, and those which incorporate quantitative methods and/or embraces the “cultural turn”; the institutionalization of Business History research with the establishment of academic societies and academic journals; the internationalization of the field, etc., are all encouraging trends in the evidence of a vibrant research field. The prog

Position Announcement: Editor for the BHC's “Exchange” Blog

ABOUT THE POSITION The Blog Editor will compile information and announcements of interest to the business history community and post them to The Exchange approximately three times a week. The Exchange features calls for papers, conference announcements, grant listings, award winners, and links to blog posts elsewhere on the web of particular interest to business and economic historians. The new editor may wish to continue regular features of the Exchange such as Over the Counter, a compilation of links and short news items about business and economic history and historians; New Books of Interest; and Business Historians in the News, but is invited to shape the blog in new ways. The position will require approximately ten hours of work per month and includes a modest honorarium. ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate is someone with broad interests in business and economic history and related fields and should possess strong online, administrative, and organizational skill

Deadline Extended: EBHA Dissertation Prize

During the 22nd Annual Congress of European Business History Association , which will take place on September 6-8, 2018, in Ancona, Italy, the EBHA will award a prize for the best dissertation in business history submitted to a European university in the previous two years. The submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018 .      Note that eligible dissertations do not have to be in English, but may be in any European language; as a European association, the EBHA values cultural and linguistic diversity.      Three finalists will be selected from the dissertations submitted for consideration, and the authors will be required to give a presentation based on their dissertations at a plenary session at the EBHA congress in Ancona. All three finalists will receive a certificate that they have been among the short-listed candidates and will be eligible for reimbursement of part of their travel costs.       All candidates wishing to enter the prize competition must attach a 1-

CFP: Business History Conference 2019, Cartagena

The 2019 annual meeting of the Business History Conference will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on March 14–16. The theme of the meeting will be “Globalization and De-Globalization: Shifts of Power and Wealth.” The recent phenomena of the spread of populist and economic nationalist regimes throughout North America, Europe, Asia and elsewhere taking positions against the major trading blocks and the free movement of people and goods make the topic of this conference very timely. The conference aims to concentrate on business history research agendas that enable a nuanced understanding of the phenomena of globalization and de-globalization. The conference theme encourages contributions from a variety of approaches to business history research, covering a broad range of geographies and periods. The program committee of Marcelo Bucheli (co-chair), Andrea Lluch (co-chair), Takafumi Kurosawa , Espen Storli , Laura Sawyer , and Teresa da Silva Lopes (BHC president) invites pa

Post-Doctoral Position in Entrepreneurial History at USC

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar interested in entrepreneurial history. The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Professors Noam Wasserman and Christina Lubinski of the Greif Center and in conjunction with Professor Dan Wadhwani of the University of the Pacific. Professor Wasserman is the founding director of the Greif Center’s Founder Central initiative and Professor Lubinski leads its entrepreneurial-history activities. Founder Central’s new course on Entrepreneurial History will debut in the Spring of 2019. The position is for one year, with the potential of extending this to two years.   In addition to research, the postdoc will teach one entrepreneurship or general business course per year if qualified, and will receive mentoring in this teaching role. The Greif Center is among the nation's leaders in entrepreneurship

New and Forthcoming Books of Interest: Pre-Meeting Edition

New and forthcoming, April and May 2018 (plus a few we missed from March): Cornelia Aust,  The Jewish Economic Elite: Making Modern Europe  (Indiana University Press, February 2018) Gavin Benke,  Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism  (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2018) Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Véronique Pouillard, eds., European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry (Manchester University Press, March 2018) Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Ben Wubs, eds.,  The Fashion Forecasters: A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction  (Bloomsbury, March 2018) John R. Bockstoce,  White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century  (Yale University Press, March 2018) Chris Briggs and Jaco Zuijderduijn, eds.,  Land and Credit: Mortgages in the Medieval and Early Modern European Countryside  (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018) Richard Lyman Bushman,  The American Farmer in the Eighteent


The Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) will hold its 10th annual conference on November 6-7, 2018, at the University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia, hosted by the Business and Labour History Group there. Interested scholars are invited to submit papers addressing the conference theme, "Frontiers of Historical Research." According to the call for papers , the organizers are interested in papers relating to accounting history, business history, economic history, labour history, management history, marketing history, tourism history, transport history and other areas of interest relating to historical research in business schools. We also invite papers/panel suggestions around teaching and pedagogy relating to business and labour history. We welcome papers from researchers outside business schools who have an interest in those fields.  A 1,000-word abstract or a 6,000-word maximum paper is due by June 15,