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New books (10 titles) published in 2019 in business and economic history [Winter issue]

New Books, Fall 2019 Ai Hisano's Visualizing Taste: How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat (Harvard University Press) is out. Elisabeth Köll's new book Railroads and the Transformation of China (Harvard University Press), is available.  Diebolt, Claude, Haupert, Michael (Eds.)  Handbook of Cliometrics  (Springer)  Adelman, Joseph M. Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789  (Johns Hopkins University Press) For an  interview with the author in the  Ben Franklin’s World 's show, click  here .  Parker, Traci.  Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s (University of North Carolina Press). Pérez, Louis A. Jr. Rice in the Time of Sugar. The Political Economy of Food in Cuba   (University of North Carolina Press) Lewis, Courtney. Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty   (

Call for proposals: AOM2020 Management History

AOM2020 Management History The Management History (MH) Division invites PDW, symposium, and paper submissions for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 7 – 11 August 2020 . You may send us your submissions through the AOM Submission Center until it closes on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time) . Conference Theme: This year’s conference theme is “20/20: Broadening our Sight” and encourages us to widen our view when examining our domain, practice and organizational phenomena. We encourage you to make connections to the theme wherever possible in preparing your submission. Our Domain: The Management History (MH) Division is a wide-ranging network of scholars interested in the antecedents of modern business practice and thought. We invite submissions of empirical and conceptual papers, as well as proposals for symposia (including panel discussions, debates, and roundtables), for consideration fo

Over the Counter No. 50

New issues in business and economic history journals Enterprise & Society , 20(4) 2019 . This issue contains the 2019 Krooss Prize Dissertation Summaries, including the winner of the 2019's prize, Ghassan Moazzin. The November issue of the Economic History Review , 72(4), is available here . The American Economic Review November and December issues, 109(11, 12), are available online. The December issue of the Australian Economic Review 52(4) can be accessed online. The latest issue of Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History , the December, 37(3) is out and can be accessed here . Readings of interest from across the web In the Jerusalem Post , Eytan Halon reported about the latest reparations by Krispy Kreme to Holocaust survivors. Read the article here . News at Hagley Museum and Library are available at . Read the latest post on the acquis

Call for papers: Uses of the Past – Perspectives, Forms and Concepts in Business History

Uses of the Past – Perspectives, Forms and Concepts in Business History CBS Paper Development Workshop In the past years, uses of the past has become a prominent research theme for business historians and organization scholars alike. Studies on the usefulness and appropriation of the past have appeared across diverse fields such as business history, organization studies, marketing, learning & education, and CSR. Uses of history is fashionable. But where will the field go in the future? In the CBSPDW we seek to focus on questions that have yet to asked, and we would like to explore the theories and methods that might take the field forward. The workshop offers an opportunity to get feedback and generate ideas of how to develop concrete paper drafts that deal, one way or the other, with uses of the past. In addition, the PDW will serve as a forum where we can discuss future directions and opportunities (and potential dead-ends) going forward with a ‘uses-of-the-past’ agen

New position available: Manager of Archival Processing, Estée Lauder Companies – Corporate Archives

Manager, Archival Processing at Estée Lauder Companies We are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25 brands sold in 150 countries. Infused throughout our organization is a passion for creativity and innovation — a desire to push the boundaries and invent the unexpected — as we continue the bold work of our founder Estée Lauder. The Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Archives promotes and preserves the corporate culture and the unique heritage of the company. Position Description The Manager of Archival Processing is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, accessioning, processing, and preserving of physical and digital archival material. This will include managing the Archives extensive collection of audiovisual material and ass

New position available: Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sidney

Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Sidney Located at our Camperdown /Darlington campus Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 6 January 2020 Continuing Academic Level B position and remuneration package $125,848 - $149,441 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation About the opportunity  The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) in the Department of Political Economy. This lectureship will further consolidate SSPS as a key centre for research and teaching in political economy. The successful appointee will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, pursue an independent research agenda while contributing to strategic research priorities, and play a role in initiating new strategic research and teaching initiatives within the school, faculty and University. Staff in the Department of Political Economy conduct research on globalisation, development, the environment, energy, labour, gende

The Consumer Reports Archives, now open for research at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Libraries

The Consumer Reports Archives at the Rubenstein Library (Duke University Libraries) cover the operations of the nonprofit organization starting in 1924 through 2015. The "massive collection" was acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in 2019. It is now open for research as archivists and catalogers continue to fully process the collection. The finding aid describes the collection in detail: "Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. The Consumer Reports Archive was first established in 1972 as the Center for the Study of Consumer Movements. Collection includes correspondence, forms, photographs, policy and procedure statements and other printed materials that pertain to the operation support activities of the Consumer Union Archives. Included are files relating to archival administration and records management for the organization,

Call for Papers: Workshop on Capitalism and Organisms

Call for Papers: Workshop on Capitalism and Organisms, Harvard, 27-28 April 2020 Workshop at the Weatherhead Center (Canada Program) Deadline:  1 January 2020 Animal Spirits: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Creatures of Capitalism ‘Even apart from the instability due to speculation, there is the instability due to the characteristic of human nature [...] our decisions to do something positive, the full consequences of which will be drawn out over many days to come, can only be taken as the result of animal spirits—a spontaneous urge to action rather than inaction [...]’ ~John Maynard Keynes (1936) Scope The Weatherhead Center at Harvard University invites submissions to a two-day workshop on the study of organisms within capitalism (and possibly post-capitalism). All disciplinary, geographical, and temporal specialties are welcome. We are especially interested in studies drawing on Marxism, anarchism, disability studies, heterodox economics, radical l

Call for applications: 10th EBHA DOCTORAL SUMMER SCHOOL

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 10th EBHA DOCTORAL SUMMER SCHOOL “CHALLENGES FOR BUSINESS HISTORY IN A CHANGING WORLD” Barcelona, July 8-11, 2020 Keynote Speaker : Albert Carreras (Pompeu Fabra University). Faculty Members : Adoración Álvaro Moya (CUNEF), Veronica Binda (Bocconi University), Andrea Colli (Bocconi University), Christina Lubinski (Copenhagen Business School) and Jari Ojala (University of Jyvaskyla). Local organizers : Paloma Fernández and Miquel Gutiérrez (University of Barcelona). The 10th edition of the EBHA (European Business History Association) Summer School will take place in Barcelona, from Wednesday, July 8th to Friday, July 10th, 2020. The school, titled  Challenges for Business History in a Changing World , aims to encourage a fresh and rigorous exchange of thoughts, ideas, and new research being done by doctoral students in early stages of their doctoral work, in fields closely related to Business History. It is organised jointly by the European Busines

Call for applications: History of Capitalism Summer Camp 2020

History of Capitalism Summer Camp 2020 Cornell University July 12-25, 2020 Application Deadline: January 30th, 2020 Workshop The workshop will run from 9 am to 6 pm every day during the middle two weeks of July, with a one-day break in the middle. Each half-day session will be broken into a mixture of lectures and hands-on labs, breaking the participants into small groups to solve problem sets and analyze data. The goal is to encourage participants to develop the intuition required to undertake quantitative analysis, and know when to ask for additional help from statistical consulting services at their university. The aim is to empower students to learn more even after the workshop ends. The goal of all the topics is to provide participants with the necessary skills in locating and interpreting data, and then to give the economic literacy to communicate those findings with a broader audience. More information: To apply visit:  http://hoc.i

Call for Papers, Posters, and Dissertations: Economic History Association Annual Meeting

Economic History Association Annual Meeting  September 10-13, 2020 The Lessons of Economic History” Call for Papers, Posters, and Dissertations EHA President Hugh Rockoff chose this year’s theme, “The Lessons of Economic History,” recalling the Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana who famously told us: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This aphorism crystallizes one of the principal missions of economic history. We study the past so that we can determine which policies are likely to work in the future, including which monetary and fiscal policies produce macroeconomic stability, which forms of social insurance protect human welfare, and which patent laws spur innovation. Not all economic historians study past policy interventions directly. Some create data sets or examine chains of causation that contribute indirectly to the mission of discovering which policies work. The program committee would like to honor Professor Rockoff by

Research Fellowships at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Research Fellowships at the Massachusetts Historical Society The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021, ranging from short-term support to long-term residency. The MHS collections primarily consist of manuscripts, as well as books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, graphics, photographs, works of art, and historical artifacts. In addition to receiving funding, MHS Research Fellows become part of a scholarly community that includes other current fellows, MHS staff, Boston-area scholars, and former fellows. They may participate in our Brown Bag Lunch Series, present their own research, attend seminars, and join MHS staff and other fellows for weekly collegial lunches. Questions?  See our FAQ or e-mail . MHS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships Deadline: January 15, 2020 The Society will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $5,000 per mo

Position available: Associate Archivist at The Coca-Cola Company archives

Associate Archivist at The Coca-Cola Company archives Location: Atlanta, GA - US Position Overview: The Coca-Cola Company archives is the sole repository of the Company and supports global associates and teams as well as external stakeholders with historical research, materials, and experiences. The Associate Archivist will work on processing a variety of collections of memorabilia and records maintained by the Archives department. This will include organizing, arranging and describing, appraising and preserving materials including packaging, paper and booklet collections, marketing and advertising, print, photography, memorabilia, and moving images. Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities: Arrange, describe, and process collections in accordance with established archival practices Support research inquiries from global associates and external requests by providing hands-on research assistance, answering reference questions, and providing access to materials As

Call for Papers: Fast x Slow Fashion: Experiences of Fashionable Consumption, 1720-2020

Fast x Slow Fashion: Experiences of Fashionable Consumption, 1720-2020 Call for Papers Symposium at the Leeds City Museum March 13, 2020 Shopping for fashion is about more than economic exchange and the acquisition of material goods. It is about the performance and negotiation of fashionable identity, sensory stimulation and visual pleasure. Fashion retailers provide spaces in which individuals can reinvent themselves and negotiate their relationships to wider society, and consumer desire provides an opportunity for business people to build retail empires that change the dressing habits of nations. Fashion retail is often at the forefront of social and economic change, with the way that publicity, merchandising and spectacle is used to sell fashion evolving in response to changing technologies of fashionable production and communication. Historically, there have been many different sites of fashionable consumption, from street markets to boutiques and spectac

Call for proposals: "Roots of Production: National Value, Design, and Technology in Historical Perspective" at MIT

[From Anne McCants, Valeria Pinchera, and Ellan Spero] Dear Colleagues, We invite you to participate in a workshop "Roots of Production: National Value, Design, and Technology in Historical Perspective" at MIT April 3-4, 2020 ( Deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2020 ).  This workshop is part of a larger collaborative project "Waves of Globalization, Between Tradition and Innovation" shared by Anne McCants, Ellan Spero (MIT), and Valeria Pinchera (University of Pisa). How does the value and associated narrative of “nation” take hold amidst the global challenges of industrialization? What factors (material/immaterial, value, and other differentiators) determine the emergence, consolidation, or even decline of nationally-branded industrial sectors? This workshop invites scholars interested in understanding the intersection of nation, manufacturing, design and technology, and the co-production of these narratives in shaping industrial sector

New position available: Business and Economic History On-Line Editor

Business and Economic History On-Line Editor Overview The Business and Economic History Online (BEH Online) is looking for a new Editor. The BEH Online ( ) is an online journal featuring a selection of papers presented at the Business History Conference’s (BHC) annual meeting. The Editor is responsible for the overall quality of the intellectual content of the journal; for overseeing, along with the Co-Editor, the review process to select papers that provide new, original, and important contributions to the field of business history; and upholding the mission and scope of the journal. The primary source of content for the journal is papers presented at the BHC annual meeting. This is an uncompensated position; there is no salary . The new editor can reside in any country. Duties The Editor oversees the mission and scope of the journal in consultation wit

New position available: Web Editor, the Business History Conference

The Business History Conference announces its search for a new Web Editor to oversee its online presence as an organization. The new editor will succeed the current editor, Shane Hamilton, who will be permanently stepping down as of March 2020. The new editor's term would officially start in December 2019 (running for four months concurrent with the current editor), runs for three years, and is renewable. The BHC is in a position to budget modest funds to support this position, preferably in conjunction with matching support from an institution. The new editor can reside in any country. The responsibilities of the Web Editor include the following: Posting annual meeting materials. This involves proactively contacting stakeholders for relevant information for the meeting program, and uploading information for attendees in advance of the meeting. These duties, running from approximately December to March, constitute

New position available: Assistant Professor in Economic History at Bocconi University

Job vacancy: Assistant Professor in Economic History at Bocconi University Deadline for applications is January 7th, 2020 The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Knowledge of Italian is not required.  Applicants should hold or expect a PhD in economic history, economics or equivalent before 1 September 2020. Terms of employment are competitive. The successful applicant will have to demonstrate strong potential in research, and an ability to publish in top international journals in business history and general economic history. Applications should be received by 7 January 2020 via the on-line form using PDF attachments here . Candidates may be invited to give a job talk at Bocconi. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit : a scientific curriculum vitae; titles, publications, and documents which the candidates intend to submit for this evaluation; the name of at least three highly-qualified academic referees.

Call for Papers: 36th EGOS Colloquium

Organizing for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal & Resistance University of Hamburg July 2–4, 2020 Hamburg, Germany Sub-theme 31: Intricacies of Organizational Stability and Change: Historical Imprints, Path Dependencies and Beyond Convenors: Christopher Marquis, Cornell University, USA, Georg Schreyögg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, & University of Graz, Austria, Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Call for Papers This sub-theme seeks to bring together researchers from all over the world who study how organizations deal with change when they are confronted with processes that promote stability, including imprinting, path dependence and inertia more generally. The aim is to foster exchange of fresh empirical insights and new theoretical ideas to further understand stabilizing and destabilizing mechanisms in organizations and inter-organizational relati

Call for Papers: LSE Graduate Economic History Seminars

Call for Papers – LSE Graduate Economic History Seminars  Deadline for proposals: Sunday 1st of December 2019 The Department of Economic History at LSE is now inviting external papers for its Graduate Economic History Seminars for the Lent and Summer Terms 2020 . The seminar runs weekly in term times on Wednesday from 1 to 2pm and is attended regularly by faculty and department research students. The format is a 30-minute presentation, usually on a paper at an advanced stage of research and preparation, with a minimum of 30 minutes for questions and discussion. The workshop is ideal for those in the final year of their PhD work who wish to expose their research to an audience of peers and senior academics and test ideas and methodologies prior to completion of their thesis. To apply to speak in Lent or Summer terms 2020 (Lent: Monday 20 January – Friday 3 April 2020 and Summer: Monday 4 May – Friday 19 June), please submit an abstract of your paper (approx. 500 words) with det

Call for Papers: 51st Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The 51st Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS) will take place in Toronto from April 23-25, 2020 , hosted by Adrian Shubert (York University). A welcoming reception will be held on Thursday evening, April 23, and panels will run Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday. The banquet will take place on Saturday, April 25th. The ASPHS invites proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers that cover any aspect of Iberian history, broadly defined. A typical panel session will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant (the chairperson may also double as the discussant). Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant's name and e-mail address along with any special requirements. All rooms come equipped with computers, standard software, and projectors. This year's

Ph.D. position available: Research Assistant (Ph.D. candidate, or part-time Postdoc at University of Tübingen

In the economic history working group at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences , a position as Research Assistant (Ph.D. candidate, or part-time Postdoc) is to be filled on 1st February 2020 or later. The length of employment is planned to be 3 years. We are looking for a junior researcher (called “research assistant” in German universities) with a background in economics (empirical economics, economic history, or econometrics), or -- under certain conditions -- similar fields. We expect • previous activities/courses in economic history or strong interest to move into this field • skills in econometrics/statistics (in addition, experience with databases is welcome) • experience with writing of texts in economics or history (a remarkably good master thesis, for example, or a seminar thesis) • good or very good undergraduate and graduate degree (preferably economics or economic history) • communicative skills (welcome is intercultural experience and writing skills in E

Research Fellowships available at the Wolfsonian Museum-Florida International University

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items. The Wolfsonian has strong holdings of British decorative arts and furniture from the late nineteenth century through the 1930s. Especially significant is the large collection of British Aesthetic movement and Arts and Crafts movement objects, which are complemented by rare books and journals on the subjects of decorative art, furniture, interior design, architect

Call for applications: MA or PhD, The Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture

Accepting Applications : The Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture The Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture at the University of Delaware invites applications for academic year 2020-21 by those wishing to pursue an M.A. or Ph.D. in history . Since 1954, this program has been training graduate students interested in industrialization, capitalism, science, technology, consumption, business, labor, and the environment, preparing them for both academic and non-academic professional positions. Many of our students develop an expertise in the study of material culture, and a large number earn a certificate in Museum Studies. Within the program, students pursue projects on a diverse range of subjects, from transportation and agriculture to marketing and mass media. Affiliated faculty members include a broad array of internationally recognized scholars, and the program has a close working relationship with the Hagley Museum and L

Over the Counter No. 49

OVER THE COUNTER N. 49 NEW ISSUES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS The American Economic Review , Vol 109; 2019 September and October issues online.  Business History 's latest issue (Vol 61(8)) is available here .  Business History Review 's latest issue on Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy . Vol 93(3).  September 2019 Vol 20(3) of Enterprise and Society is available online. The latest issue of Australian Economic Review (52(3)) is available here . Vol 72(4) of the Economic History Review is available online. Readings of interest from across the web Louis Hyman and Kwelina Thompson wrote on e-commerce for the New York Times  E-Commerce Promised the World. Are We Happy With Our Purchase?  in August of 2019. For the Economic History Society blog, The Long Run Gabriele Cappelli and Michelangelo Vasta wrote an entry on school reform,  Can school centralization foster human capital accumulation? A quasi-experiment from early twentieth-century Italy For the

Call for Papers: New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises

New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises Conference at the Paris School of Economics June 29, 2020, to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 The recent global financial crisis has sparked renewed interest in the interwar financial and banking crises, particularly those associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s. This new wave of research has been supported by an unprecedented increase in the digitisation of monetary and financial statistics as well as data on local economic activity and businesses. The digitisation of newspapers, central bank and parliamentary reports in several countries improves access to archival sources, opening new perspectives on the political economy of these crises. Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of domestic or international financial contagion (through interbank networks), as well as the real effects of banking crises. However, this new wave of research has remained little comparative, and most of the work has focused