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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