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CFP: “Information Ecosystems” at AHMO

The 24th Colloquium in the History of Management and Organization s, organized by the French Association for the History of Management and Organizations (AHMO) and the Université Côte d’Azur - EDHEC Business School, and MSHS Sud-Est, will convene March 27-29, 2019, in Nice, France. The topic will be "Information Ecosystems." According to the organizers, the Colloquium "aims to generate a historical perspective to our understanding of the use of these different forms of information in organizations." Papers are particularly welcome on four subthemes: The evolution of the use of information for organisations The history of scientific knowledge and its diffusion in management and organisation studies  The account of information as an intangible asset in organisations  Digital transformation and new forms of value for information  Short papers (3000 words), written either in English or French, should be submitted no later than December 14, 2018 , to jhmo2019@gmai

Newly published academic journal issues

The  Scandinavian Economic History Review vol 66, no. 3 , with a focus on transport, has been published. The latest issue of Enterprise and Society  (Vol. 19, issue 4) was recently made available online. Business History Review 's latest issue is out as well. The list of research articles and other publications for the volume 92, issue 3, is available here .  Management and Organizational History 's current issue, with a forum on academic innovation and entrepreneurship, can be accessed here: This post will be published monthly. If you wish to include a journal in this list, please contact the (incoming) editor of The Exchange Titles in other languages and articles from business historians in other journals are welcomed, and they will be included in future posts. 

Not to be missed: CfP approaching deadlines

The Calls for Papers below have approaching deadlines in the months of December and January.  Coming up next week (December 1st) is the deadline to submit abstracts to participate at the  2019 Summer Workshop in the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia , which will be held at the University of Wisconson-Madis on, nex t  May 24-25, 2019 . To apply, send an  abstract and a 3–5-page paper summary to . The Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations will hold its annual meeting next June 20-22, 2019, and the deadline to send proposals to attend is also next week, on December 1st.   T he meeting of the  Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE), at the University of Bologna next April 11-13,  will be accepting proposals until December 15th .   The  24 th   Colloquium in the  History of Management and Organizations will be next  March 27 th -29 th  2019 in Nice and the CfP ends next December 17th .  Janu

CFP: Workshop on “Ports and People in Commodity History”

The Commodities of Empire British Academy Research Project and the University of Glasgow are jointly sponsoring a two-day workshop on "Ports and People in Commodity History," to take place at the University of Glasgow, September 5-6, 2019. According to the call for papers: Long gone seem the days when empires were described as political entities tightly controlled by metropolitan elites. . . .  Studies highlighting the role of individuals, families, diasporas, guilds, religions, and other social groups, in and across empires, have prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between ‘centres’ and ‘peripheries,’ causing some historians to speak of ‘decentred empires.’ Ports large and small, crucially including their hinterlands, have emerged as relatively autonomous nodes in global flows of people, goods, and ideas. These ports acted as centres of production, maintenance, supplies, financial intermediation, information flows, and knowledge exchange. A host of shippers, me

CFP: Berkshire Conference 2020

The next Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexualities ("Big Berks") will be held at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 21-23, 2020. The theme will be "Gendered Environments: Exploring Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Social, Political, and 'Natural' Worlds." According to the call for papers : Our aim is to hold conversations that think through the intricate interplays among gender and sexuality, social and legal systems of power and political representation, and the material realities of an interconnected world continually shaped by physical nature, the human and nonhuman animals, plants, and other beings that inhabit that nature. If Earth's history has indeed entered a new geological epoch termed the Anthropocene, where do the historical knowledges and experiences of women, people of diverse genders and sexualities, and people of color, along with environmental justice efforts in the

Recent Awards in Business and Economic History

At late summer and fall annual meetings, a number of prizes have recently been awarded to business and economic historians: Noam Maggor was awarded the 2018 William Nelson Cromwell Article Prize of the American Society of Legal Historians (ASLH) for his American Historical Review article "'To Coddle & Caress These Great Capitalists': Eastern Money, Frontier Populism, and the Politics of Market-Making in the American West." Fahad Ahmad Bishara received the 2018 ASLH Peter Gonville Stein book award for A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 (Cambridge University Press). Paul Cheney won the Gilbert Chinard Prize of the Society of French Historical Studies, for the best book in the  comparative history of France  and the Americas , for  Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint Domingue  (University of Chicago Press). Keri Leigh Merritt won two prizes for her book Masterless Men: Poor Whites and S

CFP for Grad Students: “Cultural Influences in Regulatory Capture”

The Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Scholarly Borderlands Initiative, in collaboration with the Tobin Project, seeks graduate student grant proposals that focus on how cultural factors may contribute to “regulatory capture” in the United States. According to the announcement, This project aims to facilitate new research investigating interactions between private industry representatives and government regulators outside of the formal procedures outlined by administrative law. Successful applicants will receive funding toward the completion of short-term, ethnographic research on “regulatory-adjacent spaces” or other promising projects that address how cultural influences may alter regulatory outcomes. The resulting research will investigate possible pathways of undue influence, as well as consider implications for efforts to prevent regulatory capture. To apply, please send a proposal of no more than five pages along with your curriculum vitae to scholarlyborderlands@ssrc.

Two Senior Positions of Interest in Business History

Two important openings for business historians: Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant full Professorship in History at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. The Department seeks applicants with excellent qualifications and expertise in business and/or economic history. The Professor will be affiliated with the Department’s Centre for Business History . Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who can demonstrate an interest in cultural and interdisciplinary approaches and who have a proven track record in developing new and innovative approaches and perspectives in the field. According to the announcement, "Successful applicants must have an international profile, a strong record of research publications, and teaching experience in history. They must be capable of providing dynamic leadership in the development of research and teaching, in securing external research funding, and in establishing strong ties with industry."

Edwin J. Perkins, 1939-2018

Edwin J. Perkins, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California (USC), died unexpectedly on October 20, 2018, at the age of 79. Ed was a fixture at BHC meetings until recently, serving as BHC president in 1994-1995 and as editor of Business and Economic History Online , 2010-2012. He was also for many years associate editor of the Pacific Historical Review .     Perkins earned his B.A. from William & Mary in 1961, his MBA at the University of Virginia in 1963, and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1972 under the guidance of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., and Louis Galambos. He joined the faculty at USC in 1973, retiring in 1997.     His major publications include Financing Anglo-American Trade: The House of Brown, 1800-1880 (1975), The Economy of Colonial America (1980), American Public Finance and Financial Services, 1700-1815 (1997), and Wall Street to Main Street: Charles Merrill and Middle-Class Investors (1999).      An obituary, prepared by Karen Maha

Over the Counter, No. 44

A sampling from around the web: The early Canadian history blog "Borealia" has produced a number of recent essays relating to land tenure in early Canada. First up was an essay by Allan Greer, "There Was No Seigneurial System" ; this led to "Beyond the 'system': The enduring legacy of seigneurial property," by Benoît Grenier and Alain Laberge--which in turn produced a "Reply" from Greer. And finally, the blog offers a review of Greer's book, Property and Dispossession: Natives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America (Cambridge University Press, 2018), on research for which his essay was based, by Gregory Kennedy. Back Story Radio recently produced a two-part episode on the whaling industry in America, "Thar She Blows," part 1 and part 2 . Written transcripts are available as well as audio. "Quartz at Work" published an interview with Todd Bridgman, one of the authors of a recent article arguing

Program: “Making a Republic Imperial”

The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) will hold a conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 28-29, 2019, on "Making a Republic Imperial." According to the conference website: Before the American Revolution, the colonies and the continent beyond them were spaces of contest, collaboration, and competition among European empires, Native American powers, and enslaved and free African Americans. The founding generation of the early republic added its own imperial ambitions to this mix, revealing competing visions for the new nation, intense debate in the new citizenry about whether and how quickly the republic should expand, what role it should play among international states, and what its character and purpose should be. . . . Yet . . . [b]y the 1840s, the United States had refined its tools for dispossessing Native peoples and asserted a political economy grounded in black enslavement. It had conquered an immense amount of territory and claimed the Paci

CFP: Economic History Association 2019

The 2019 meeting of the Economic History Association (EHA) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on September13-15. The theme of the meeting will be "Markets and Governments in Economic History." According to the call for papers, The interactions between markets and governments are central issues in the organization of economies. From the beginning of time, groups of people had to decide whether to let their members trade resources and the fruits of their efforts freely or whether to distribute them in alternative ways in which the group set up rules for use and distribution of resources and output. . . . The theme offers scholars a broad range of options for proposals. Papers on markets alone, governments alone, or other topics are also welcome. The Program Committe welcomes submissions on all subjects in economic history, though some preference will be given to papers that fit the theme of the conference. Papers should be submitted individually, but authors may suggest t

HBS Workshop: “Seeking the Unconventional in Forging Histories of Capitalism”

The Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School announces a two-day workshop to take place on May 9-10, 2019, on the topic "Seeking the Unconventional in Forging Histories of Capitalism."   Accordng to the website, the workshop brings together scholars in the fields of history, economics, and management to explore the unconventional as it relates to researching and writing about entrepreneurship and business. The goal is to critically assess frameworks and approaches that animate scholarship in business history, the history of capitalism, and the comparative study of markets and institutions both past and present. We envision three complementary areas of discussion, i.e. unconventional techniques, unconventional sources, and unconventional capitalisms. The program has not yet been finalized; more information will be forthcoming on the workshop website .