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CFP: International Congress of French Business History

An International Congress of French Business History will be held in Paris on September 11-13, 2019, with a theme of "What's New in French Business History?" The Congress will be held at the Paris-Dauphine University, the Sorbonne University, and at the ESCP Europe business school within the framework of its 200th anniversary. In addition, a doctoral seminar will be organized at the Paris-Dauphine University as part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations that will accommodate about 12 doctoral students. According to the organizers: In a spirit of intellectual and disciplinary openness, the Congress aims to bring together as many researchers from different branches of social and human sciences as possible, provided that their work adopts a historical perspective or addresses issues related to the historical dynamics of businesses. Besides stimulating discussion with French as well as foreign teachers and researchers, the objective of this Congress is also to foster dia

BHC 2019 Preliminary Program Available

The Business History Conference , holding its annual meeting on March 14-16, 2019, in Cartagena, Colombia, has posted the preliminary program . The theme is "Globalization and De-Globalization: Shifts of Power and Wealth." The very full program includes nine sessions per time slot, plus special sessions for the Krooss Prize dissertation competition, several workshops, and the annual Doctoral Colloquium. There will also be a roundtable discussion on "History beyond the Academy," and several sessions devoted to Latin American business history in honor of the meeting location.      Questions about the program should be addressed to ; more information about the meeting in genera, including registration and accommodation details, can be found on the meeting website .

Special Issues: [3 items]

The following items are published SI and Calls for Contributions for SI 1. CfP for Business History SI 2. Inaugural Issue of Sentio Journal 3. Recently published Business History SI The last day to send your proposal to contribute to Business History 's SI on "International Business, Multi-Nationals, and the Nationality of the Company" is January 15th . The announcement from the editors of the Issue calls for the following themes: "With the Special Issue we want to connect to the international business and strategy literature that indeed identifies different patterns of internationalisation over time but most often does not consider historical change of the political-economic environment (and of the company) as a particular object of analysis, whereas historians might be more strongly interested in how entrepreneurial activity was carried on, the circumstances under which it was constructed, how it developed and how practices, strategies and narratives changed

Not to be missed: CfP with approaching deadlines between January 5 - January 25 [4 items]

The following Calls for Papers for annual meetings have approaching deadlines. Coming up early in 2019 is the CfP deadline to attend   NYUAD's (New York University Abu Dhabi) Workshop on  Historical Political Economy . This workshop will be held in Abu Dabi, United Arab Emirates, on March 15-17, 2019. January 7th is the deadline to submit a proposal to attend a meeting that, as the conference organizers say, " aims to bring together scholars that use historical data to answer research questions in political economy, broadly defined."  Also soon ( January 11th ) is the deadline to submit proposals (in English, Portuguese, or Spanish) to participate at the Third Summer School on the History of Economic Thought in Latin America (HESSLA-III) . The event will take place at the Facultad de Económicas (Economics) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), February 13-16, 2019. From the event's website: "The topic of the school will once again bring t

CFP: CUNY Grad Student Conference on “Power and Democracy in Early America”

The CUNY Early American Republic Seminar  (EARS) invites proposals for papers focusing on the period ranging between the colonial period and the end of the Civil War for its upcoming conference on "Power and Democracy in Early America," to be held at the CUNY Graduate Center on May 10, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Andrew Shankman of Rutgers University, Camden.      Topics can include but are not limited to gender, material culture, religion, the Atlantic World, slavery, Native American history, politics, law, print culture, biography, immigration, urbanism, capitalism, and environmental history. Proposals that consider these topics from alternative disciplinary perspectives, including literature, political science, economics, legal studies, sexuality, urban studies, women, gender, and the digital humanities, are particularly welcome.     The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2019 has been extended to February 1, 2019 . Please send an abstract (300 words) and a

Fellowship: Heilbroner Fellowship in Capitalism Studies

The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research invites applications for the Heilbroner Fellowship in Capitalism Studies, to be held for one or both semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., conferred no later than 2015, but rank is open; the School seeks a scholar who will contribute significantly to the flourishing activities of the Center.     The responsibilities of the position include residence, teaching one graduate level course, organizing the work-in-progress series and annual symposium for graduate student fellows, participating in the faculty fellows’ work-in-progress group, and, in general, contributing to the life of the Center. Title, salary, and benefits will be commensurate with rank and experience.     Applications are encouraged from scholars working on the following themes: financialization, work and social reproduction, post-capitalism, sustainability, racial capitalism, emergent infrastru

CFP: “Women, Money and Markets, 1700-1900”

The "Women, Money and Markets" project is holding its third annual conference on June 13-14, 2019, at the University of Sussex, Brighton. To celebrate the first year of the AHRC-funded project, “Small bills and petty finance: co-creating the history of the Old Poor Law,” a joint investigation led by the Universities of Keele and Sussex, this year’s conference theme will be “Petty Finance.” According to the organizers: ‘Petty Finance’ not only refers to the perceived marginalisation of women's finances in traditional economic histories and literature and its historically ‘petty’ stature amongst academics, but also to the little-used records of female financial practice, including household bills, gambling records and so on. . . . Although we welcome submissions on a wide range of topics connected with women’s involvement in the marketplace and finance, of especial interest to the conference are women involved in the receipt or delivery of relief; volunteerism; working

Business Historians in the News: Fall 2018

Business historians in the news recently: Caitlin Rosenthal discussed her new book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management , in an interview entitled "Why Management History Needs To Reckon with Slavery" on HBR Ideacast . Both audio and a transcript of the interview are available. Kim Phillips-Fein wrote a review essay for The Nation on Capitalism in America: A History , by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge. The article is entitled "Atlas Weeps: Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge’s strange elegy for capitalism." The podcast "Who Makes Cents" recently published two interviews of interest: Louis Hyman on "The Gig Economy" and his book, Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary ; and Gavin Benke, on "Enron and the Neoliberal Era," discussing his book Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism . In his most recent articles for Bloomberg Opinion, Stephen Mi

CFP: ”Uses of the Past in International Economic History”

The group Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations (UPIER) has issued a call for papers  for a conference to be held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, on May 9-10, 2019. The organizers write: . . . how relevant is the past as a guide to the present, or even the future, and how is it used when policymakers, bankers and the public are faced with difficult economic challenges? The main objective of the conference is to build an understanding of how policymakers and economic actors have used the past as a foundation for their decisions, how they created and discriminated among different interpretations of the past according to their preconceptions, and how they were conditioned by the experiences of their predecessors. Ph.D. students, early career researchers, and confirmed researchers are invited to submit proposals. Applications should comprise a one-page abstract/summary and a short CV and should be sent to . The deadline for proposals is Janu

CFP: CHORD Workshop: “Retailing and Community”

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution  (CHORD) ­invites submissions for a workshop on "Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective," to be held on May 9, 2019, at the University of Wolverhampton's City Campus.     The call for papers indicates that the workshop will focus on "the social, activist and communal aspects of retail from a historical perspective." Papers focusing on any historical period, geographical area, or topic are welcome. Both experienced and new speakers, including speakers without an institutional affiliation, are encouraged. Individual papers are usually 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We also welcome shorter, 10-minute ‘work in progress’ presentations, also followed by 10 minutes for discussion.      To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words, specifying whether you are proposing a 10 or a 20 minute pre

Not to be missed: CfP and CfA with approaching deadlines between Dec. 10 and Jan. 4

Upcoming soon, three deadlines for two fellowship opportunities and two conferences, one in Finland and one in Argentina.  December 10 is the last day to submit proposals for the Baltin Connections: Conference in Social Science History at the University of Helsinki. The conference committee is looking for papers on topics like "trade, migration, comparative development, international political economy, and the diffusion and transplantation of institutions, ideas, and cultural influences." The CfP information can be found here . The conference will take place next March 21-23 in Helsinki, Finland, hosting three keynote speakers : James Robinson (University of Chicago), Mattias Morys (University of York) and Heli Valtonen (University of Jyvaskyla). December 15 is the last day to send a 2-page abstract and be considered to participate in the Economic History Conference to be hosted at the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA, in Buenos Aires, Argentina . T

BHC 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2019 annual meeting of the Business History Conference is now open! Please use the following link: . (Please note that the details in this post supersede prior emails that may have contained inaccurate information.)    Advance registration is available for the meeting until January 25, 2019 . Please remember that all presenters, chairs, and discussants must register for the meeting. The advance registration fee for regular BHC members will be $120, and for BHC members who are students registration is free. Non-members pay $160, and non-member-graduate students $35. More details can be found on the conference webpage .  After January 25, advance registration will close and registration will be available only in person at the annual meeting for an additional surcharge of $40 in all registration categories. Meal purchases also are available on the advance registration form.

Conference: “Money as a Democratic Medium”

"Money as a Democratic Medium" is a two-day conference, to be held at Harvard Law School on December 14-15, 2018; it is co-sponsored by the Harvard Program on the Study of Capitalism, the Institute for Global Law and Policy, the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, the Harvard Law Forum, and Harvard Law School. The organizers explain: Money, governance, and public welfare are intimately connected in the modern world. More particularly, the way political communities make money and allocate credit is an essential element of governance. . . . At the same time, those decisions about money and credit define key political structures, locating in particular hands the authority to mobilize resources, determining access to funds, and delegating power and privileges to private actors and organizations. Recognizing money and credit as public projects exposes issues of democratic purpose and possibility. In a novel focus, this conference makes those issues central.  The program