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Call for Proposals for Special Issue: ‘Agriculture and Economic Development’

Call for papers for a special issue of the Scandinavian Economic History Review on ‘Agriculture and Economic development’ The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2019. The Scandinavian Economic History Review invites submissions for a special issue on ‘Agriculture and Economic Development’. A full description of the topic and suggested areas for contributions is available here: . Potential contributors are encouraged to contact the editor responsible, Professor Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark, to discuss their topics and approach in advance of the deadline. Please note in addition, that the Scandinavian Economic History Review (SEHR) is offering the possibility for participants at the conference on ‘Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade, DEGIT – XXIV’ in Odense, Denmark from August 22–23, 2019 (see to submit their papers for fast track consi

Deadline approaching for two prizes in the history of computing

The Computer History Museum Prize is awarded to the author of an outstanding book in the history of computing broadly conceived, published during the prior three years. The prize of $1,000 is awarded by SIGCIS, the Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society. SIGCIS is part of the Society for the History of Technology. Deadline: April 30, 2019 . Books published in 2016-2018 are eligible for the 2019 award. Books in translation are eligible for three years following the date of their publication in English. Publishers, authors, and other interested members of the computer history community are invited to nominate books. Please note that books nominated in previous years may be nominated again, provided they have been published in the timeframes specified above. Send one copy of the nominated title to each of the committee members listed below, with a postmark no later than April 30, 2019. For more information, please contact the Committee Chair, Prof. Rebecca Slay

Business Historians in the News, Spring 2019

In the past few months, several business historians have appeared in the media: In January, Sean Adams (University of Florida) convened Richard John (Columbia University), Victoria Woeste (American Bar Association), and Matt Stoler (Open Markets Institute) to discuss the history and present of monopolies. The video of the roundtable that took place at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service of the University of Florida (Gainesville) was broadcasted as part of C-SPAN's series on American History . Caitlin Rosenthal (UC Berkeley) wrote "The perils of Big Data: How crunching numbers can lead to moral blunders" for the series Made by History of the Washington Post . In this article , she discusses business ethics in relation to recent news about McKinsey & Co. being "guilty by proximity" in the case of Purdue Pharma benefiting from opioid production and sale. Stephen Mihm contributed to Bloomberg's Opinion with a piece on the latest state of the unio

Call for Papers for Special Issue: 'Gender, Feminism, and Business History'

Reposting from Organizational History Network -- Business History welcomes proposals for a Special Issue Gender, Feminism, and Business History .  Deadline: January 15, 2020 Gender relations represent one of the most significant social issues of modernity, profoundly affecting both women and men’s educational, economic, and political lives. Feminist theory and activism during the last two centuries is the highest profile marker of this, shaping our understanding of gender relations by focusing on equality, social justice, discrimination, inclusion/exclusion, and latterly the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. The established territory of business history is the global north, after the mid-19th century, focusing on industrial production companies. Despite the changes provoked by feminism and greater recognition of the material and symbolic importance of gender relations, business history as a field maintains a largely gender-free and feminism-free centre. This s

Premiers tomorrow April 23 on PBS: Boss: The Black Experience in Business

'Boss: The Black Experience in Business' premieres Tuesday, April 23, 2019, on PBS. This production explores the History of African American Entrepreneurship in the United States. Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott is featured in this documentary. "The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the experiences of African Americans. From the country’s earliest days, African Americans have embodied the qualities of innovation, risk-taking and determination to forge a path toward a better life. The new two-hour documentary traces the lives of African American entrepreneurs over 150 years, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of million-dollar empires. Boss: The Black Experience in Business premieres nationwide Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), and PBS apps. Directed by Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are

Call for Proposals for Special Issue: 'South Sea Bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and Financial Revolution'

Special Issue on the South Sea Bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and Financial Revolution Send your idea by June 1st, 2019.  2020 marks the 300 th  anniversary of the crashing of the South Sea and Mississippi Bubbles, investment schemes – based on slavery, colonialism, and the need to fund standing militaries accompanying them through large-scale public borrowing – that caused a general international liquidity crisis, deflation, and depression.  This special issue of  Eighteenth-Century Studies  seeks submissions exploring not only the consequences to Europe of this financial crisis, but also its global effects, particularly as they relate to empires of trade and administration.  We are soliciting interdisciplinary papers that ask questions such as:  How are empire and militarism connected to finance?  In what ways were people as well as things financialized during this crisis?  Was the mode of capitalism put into motion by the Financial Revolution of the early eighteenth century f

New Job Openings [Two]: Contract Archivist Part-time at Knight Foundation and Archivist/Aerospace Historian at BOEING

The Knight Foundation seeks Contract Archivist on a Part-time Basis This is a corporate archivist position. It is temporary and the deadline for applications is May 3rd, 2019.  Re-posting from  Archives Gig . Knight Foundation, established in 1950, is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. Within the foundation’s Information Governance policies and practices, and under the direction of the VP/Administration and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, the Contract Archivist provides counsel, monitors and assists in the management of Knight Foundation’s records retention and archive activities. Visit the following link for more information about the requirements and eligibility for the position:

PhD position available

The Department of Economic History at Lund University, Sweden, announces one position for a Doctoral student in Economic History with a focus on Sustainable Development.   Deadline for applications is May 6th, 2019 This PhD position is linked to Lund University Agenda 2030 Research School. The graduate school is a university-wide initiative involving all faculties and at least twelve new PhD positions; it is the first of its kind globally. Lund University School of Economics and Management will host three of the PhD students in the research school and one of them will be enrolled at the Department of Economic History. As a PhD student in the Agenda 2030 Research School you will be associated with a specific research studies programme in Economic History, while simultaneously take part in the university-wide interdisciplinary research studies courses, developed on the basis of the issues defined by the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together the SDGs and Agenda 2030 c

PhD position available

The Department of Economic History at Lund University, Sweden, announces positions in our Ph.D. programme in Economic History. Two research projects are recruiting one Ph.D. candidate each. Both projects deal with long-term processes of economic change in Africa.  Deadline is April 29, 2019. African Elites: Wealth Accumulation and Persistence The primary focus is the analysis of the development of African elites in the informal (agrarian) sector. It is building on a previous project where we estimated income levels and groups size for income classes. Now we move forward explaining drivers of long-term trends of wealth accumulation, specifically the nexus between elites, colonial policies, and commercialization. We also pursue the issue of how the elites fared after independence and the extent to which they have continued to shape African economies. Is Africa growing out of poverty? A comparative historical inquiry Are current high economic growth rates in several African countri

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

International Conference on Indian Business & Economic History in Memory of Prof. Dwijendra Tripathi at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Deadline: April 30th, 2019. Conference/workshop: August 29-31, 2019 This is a 3-day conference; one day dedicated to a Ph.D. workshop (fully-funded for PhD students), and 2 days for discussion of research papers and other sessions. Conference Organizing Committee Chinmay Tumbe (IIMA, India) Gita Piramal (Oxford, UK) Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics, UK) Douglas Haynes (Dartmouth, USA) For more information visit the Call for Submissions site.

Open academic position

1 or 2 senior lecturers in economic history to work at the Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline for applications is May 8th, 2019. The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research. The Unit of Economic History conducts research in relation to economic development from a long-term perspective. Issues of globalization, environment, migration and gender area from an economic-historical perspective, as well as classic issues of economic growth and distribution,  are core fields. Another important area of research is business history. The department offers postgraduate education as well as independent courses at the undergraduate and advanced l

Open academic positions

Consider applying for these positions with upcoming deadlines: Lectureship in British economic history at King's College London Deadline: 28 April 2019 ; Visiting Assistant Professor of Economic Thought at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University (NYU) Deadline: 24 May 2019 ; Lecturer, U.S. Business and Economic History  at Monmouth University Deadline: open until filled;

Call for Papers: 7th international meeting of the Asociación Uruguaya de Historia Económica

The Call for Papers to attend the 7th international meeting of the Asociación Uruguaya de Historia Económica is open until May 31st . Conference dates, 4-5 of December , in Montevideo, Uruguay. We hope that this new edition of the Uruguayan Economic History Conference will constitute, just as in earlier editions, a space for meeting, discussion, reflection and collaboration that reinforces the links that unite the community of Uruguayan Economic Historians with colleagues in other countries, as well as in other Social Science disciplines. We thus extend this call with the conviction that Economic History, in dialogue and reciprocal fertilization with other disciplinary traditions, increases its potential as a suitable tool for reconstructing the past and searching for explanations of the problems of economic and social development. The Conference will include ten symposiums: The symposiums will focus on the following topics:  ·         SYMPOSIUM 1. Análisis y métodos del des