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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