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Business History Online Seminars

Upcoming virtual seminars by the Business History Collective  July 6th- Zoi Pittaki, Brunel University Negotiating for a ransom from the taxpayers’: Exploring the roots of systematic tax evasion and avoidance in Greece from an Institutional Perspective Host: Niall McKenzie, Glasgow University July 17th- Round table : How to navigate the process of writing your first post-Ph.D. publication Stephen Chambers (Winthrop Group and author), Gabriela Recio (Business History Group and author), Emily Buchnea (Northumbria University) , TBC Host: TBC For more information visit:

Announcement: H-Business seeks new editor

H-Business seeks new editor Overview   H-Business is looking for a new Network Editor-in-Chief. H-Business is the digital network for the Business History Conference, an international organization devoted to the study of business enterprise and organization and of all aspects of the interactions of business with society, government, and culture in a historical context. H-Business provides a forum for subscribers to exchange inquiries about their research, share news of archival holdings, post notices and programs of meetings, discuss issues relevant to the study of business history, and participate in H-Net Reviews. The new editor can reside in any country, but must be a member of the BHC. The editor will serve for a three-year term (with potential for renewal), to begin in late summer or early fall of 2020. No previous experience or technical knowledge is necessary; H-NET will train you how to use its content management system.  This is an uncompensated position.  The editor

Announcement: new website, Economics Observatory (ECO)

[An announcement from Professor John Turner] Dear economic historians I am writing to alert you to the Economics Observatory (ECO), a new website that is being launched this week to answer questions from policy-makers and the public about the economics of the Covid-19 crisis and the recovery . The initiative, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), draws on the expertise of economists from a wide range of universities and research institutions. It will gather and evaluate the best possible data and evidence and use these as the basis for Q&A briefings on the ECO website: Economic research is essential to understand and respond to this massive public health challenge and the global economic crisis. But it can be difficult for policy-makers and the public to interpret the key evidence and to understand where there is – and is not – consensus in the economic research community. We will explain where there is

New books: Spring 2020

NEW BOOKS IN BUSINESS HISTORY SPRING 2020 [reply to [ ] if you wish your book to be announced on  The Exchange ] Capitalism's Hidden Worlds, Edited by Kenneth Lipartito and Lisa Jacobson (University of Pennsylvania Press) Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America by Teresa A. Goddu (University of Pennsylvania Press) The Great American Housing Bubble: What Went Wrong and How We Can Protect Ourselves in the Future, by Adam J. Levitin and Susan M. Wachter (Harvard University Press) Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain (Liveright) The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes , by Zachary D. Carter Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic,  by Joshua R. Greenberg (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Call for papers: Banking & the State

Call for papers: Banking & the State 23 February 2021 Frankfurt am Main, Germany The eabh ( ), the Institute for Banking and Financial History ( ), and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE ( ) are jointly organizing a conference on ‘Banking & the State’ , which will be held in Frankfurt am Main on 23 February 2021. The strength of the public sector is a significant characteristic of the German banking market and has been much discussed since the 1960s, particularly from the competition angle. Although European regulation has weakened the position of public banks, the debate on the State’s involvement in banking has gained momentum since the financial crisis and the Covid-19 Crisis. Recent economic research has dealt with the increasing importance of the State’s involvement in the finance sector (in Germany: Sparkassen, Landesbanken, F√∂rderbanken), the reasons behind it and an evaluation of

Over the Counter No. 53

NO. 53 Dear Subscribers to The Exchange , In this issue of Over the Counter: New Issues in Academic Journals, Business Historians Digital Contributions, Readings and Resources from Across the Web, and Podcast Episodes of Interest. No. 53 of Over the Counter also includes a link to the list of BHC 2020 prize winners and a link to the BHC new list of online resources on pandemics. New Issues in Academic Journals The latest issue of Business History Review is focused on Italy and the Origins of Capitalism (Vol. 94 Issue 1 - Spring 2020) 2020 Issues from Economic History Review : Epidemics, Disease and Mortality in Economic History Tricentenary of the South Sea Bubble The latest issue of the Australian Economic History Review is available online . The latest articles (May) from the Scandinavian Economic History Review can be accessed here . Readings and Resources from Across the Web From the blog The Economic Historian (edited by Johnny Fulfer): Fight

Call for Submissions: Special Issue in Business History

Call for Submissions: Entrepreneurship and Transformations Special Issue in Business History Special Issue Editor(s) Christina Lubinski (Copenhagen Business School & University of Southern California) William B. Gartner (Babson College) Renee Rottner (University of California Santa Barbara) R. Daniel Wadhwani (University of Southern California & Copenhagen Business School) Deadline: 30 September 2020 Entrepreneurship and Transformations Research on entrepreneurship has flourished in recent years, and the public interest in it has arguably never been greater. Few would disagree that entrepreneurship is one of the primary drivers of industry dynamics, economic and societal change, and innovation. However, the rapidly growing field of entrepreneurship studies has not displayed great strength in capturing dynamics and evolutions over time, partly due to a lack of historical empirical work of the sort that Schumpeter (1939) has already called for several decades ago