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Call for Papers: GDPR & Historical Archives

EABH and the European Central Bank are calling for papers for their joint workshop: GDPR & Historical Archives 23 March 2020 European Central Bank Sonnemannstrasse 20 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Deadline for submissions is October 11, 2019 This workshop aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector. Amongst others, the following questions will be addressed at the workshop: What is new for historical archives under the GDPR regime? Has the GDPR drastically changed the handling of personal information in archives? How shall we balance data protection with other significant areas relevant for archives, in particular, public access to records (transparency) and freedom of science? Can we identify particular data protection requirements in the financial sector (public institutions as well as private banks)? How shall the GDPR be further developed in the f

New online exhibit: the story of Royal Dutch Shell

[Posted in H-Business] Shell Oil’s Deepwater Mission to Mars , by Tyler Priest Announcing a new multi-media website, devoted to documenting and narrating the story of Royal Dutch Shell’s pioneering development of the Mars basin in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (3,000 feet of water). The story of deepwater oil in the Gulf of Mexico can be told through the story of Mars, historically the largest single source of crude oil in American waters.  It was one of the earliest prospects to be drilled and developed on some of the first federal deepwater leases offered in the early 1980s.  In the late 2010s, thirty-five years later, it remains one of the most productive basins in the Gulf at the cutting edge of technology. More than any other project in the Gulf of Mexico, Mars (and the development of its adjacent fields, Ursa, Europa, Deimos, and West Boreas) documents the wide-ranging innovations that have propelled the industry into ever-d

#BHCCharlotte Call for Proposals is closing soon

The #BHCCharlotte #BHC2020 call for proposals closes October 1st . To submit your panel or proposal visit: The following call for panelists was posted in H-Business this weekend. My apologies for the crossposting: Searching for BHC Session Panelists: "Markets, Monetary and Financial Uses of Silver in North America (17-19th centuries)," 2020 BHC Annual Meeting (Charlotte, NC, March 2020) by Manuel Bautista Jane Knodell (University of Vermont) and Manuel A. Bautista Gonzalez (Columbia University) are interested in assembling a session on markets, the monetary and financial uses of silver, and the actors involved in its intermediation in North America (17th-19th centuries), for the 2020 annual meeting of the Business History Conference (Charlotte, NC, March 12-14, 2020). - Jane would like to present a paper about how the colony of Massachusetts handled silver money during and after the establishment of its mint (1650-1720), wi

New position available at the University of Vienna: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Social and Economic History

The Department of Economic and Social History at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna conducts research and teaching in the fields of economic and social history at a local, regional, national and global scale from the Middle Ages up to the present day. The Department invites applications for the position of a post-doctoral researcher (“Universitätsassistent/in post doc”) in 19th and 20th century economic and social history at the candidate’s earliest convenience for a duration of 6 years. Duration of employment: 6 year/s The extent of employment: 40 hours/week . Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement ( §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade. Job Description - Developing and strengthening your independent research profile - International publications and prese

Call for papers: Special Issue on ‘Agriculture and Economic development' in the Scandinavian Economic History Review

Call for papers for a special issue of the Scandinavian Economic History Review on ‘Agriculture and Economic development’ The special issue will consist of five to six individual papers, subjected to blind peer review and will also be edited by Paul Sharp . All contributions should be based on original new research and will be subject to normal peer-review process. Papers submitted by November 30, 2019 to the SEHR online submission platform ( ) will receive initial decisions by the end of February 2020. Please note in your cover letter than you presented at the DEGIT XXIV conference, and wish to be considered for the fast track. Agriculture and Economic development Agriculture plays a central role in economic history, and in fact it is only very recently that most of the world population has lived in cities. It is often assigned a rather passive role for development, however. For example, Lewis ( 1954 Lewis,  A. W.  ( 1954 ).  Economic d

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 Business

#BHCCharlotte Session Organizer Tool

Dear Subscribers to The Exchange , Please forgive the typo in my original post. The  Session Organizer Tool  has been created to help presenters find colleagues to assemble a panel for the 2020  Business History Conference . The deadline for proposal submission is October 1st.

New Ph.D. position: Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG), University of Southern Denmark

Ph.D. scholarship at the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG), University of Southern Denmark Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, to be filled by January 1, 2020 . The deadline for applying is October 15, 2019. The PhD candidate will be part of the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG). Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative economic history. More information about HEDG can be found at: Job description  The PhD position is funded by the Danish Research Council. The project is entitled “Conflict and Development” and aims to investigate how conflict can impact on econo

New job opportunity: tenure-track position in Economic and Business History at Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru

The Humanities Department at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru is calling for applications for a teaching and research tenure track position in Economic and Business History to start in February of 2020. Responsabilidades Dictar al menos una sección del curso de Historia económica y empresarial y un curso electivo en el pregrado. La carga lectiva es de 8 créditos por semestre. Realizar y publicar investigaciones de manera periódica en revistas académicas de historia de alto impacto. Participar en las actividades y el desarrollo institucional del Departamento Académico de Humanidades y de la Universidad del Pacífico. Los requisitos que deben cumplir los candidatos son los siguientes: Grado de Doctor en Historia (se aceptarán grados en otras disciplinas siempre y cuando demuestren que su trabajo está orientado al perfil solicitado). El diploma de doctorado debe haber sido expedido por una universidad peruana o extranjera de reconocido prestigio. Publicaciones: por l