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OAH 2022 hybrid conference: Call for presenters for a business history panel

OAH 2022 hybrid conference: Call for presenters for a business history panel  As an affiliate group, the Business History Conference has the opportunity to create a panel for the OAH conference in 2022 outside of the normal proposal system. Held in Boston, March 31-April 3, the conference will be a hybrid event with the option to present in person or in a digital session. Participants will need to choose one or the other format. We invite BHC members who did not submit a proposal through the regular process to submit a paper proposal (250-word abstract + 2-page CV) on a business history topic related to one or more of this year’s conference themes, which include Indigenous peoples, economic dislocation, and racial inequality. Please see the attached file for the OAH 2022 CFP. The deadline for our consideration is June 11. Please email your submissions to Lisa Jacobson . We will review submissions quickly to determine if they are a fit for this BHC panel.  Best, Lisa

Invitation to join a SHARP working group

Dear BHC members, Prof. Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl and I would like to invite interested BHC members to join a working group on "the business of books" as a late follow-up to conversations at the 2019 meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP).  You need not be a SHARP member to participate, so we hoped this would be of interest to some members of this organization as well.  Hosted primarily on Slack, we hope to assemble a collaborative community that cuts across periods, geographies, and topics but that shares a common interest in the literary marketplace and the economics of publishing, authorship, bookselling, and reading.  Anyone who is interested in thinking and learning about economic frameworks and the book trade can join. We anticipate 3-4 meetings/events per year, to include: Works-in-progress talks with a pre-circulated working paper Discussion groups, perhaps a "book club" format for book historical scholarly works

Book event: Big Business and Dictatorships in Latin America A Transnational History of Profits and Repression

  Big Business and Dictatorships in Latin America A Transnational History of Profits and Repression by Basualdo, Victoria, Berghoff, Hartmut, Bucheli, Marcelo (Eds.) Book presentation event on Thursday May 27 at the 3º Encontro Internacional – REDE DE PROCESSOS REPRESSIVOS, EMPRESAS, TRABALHADORAS/ES E SINDICATOS NA AMÉRICA LATINA

Call for panelist for #BHC2022MexicoCity

We are looking for an additional member to form a panel on twentieth-century regulation/consumer safety, especially in a medical context (US or non-US), for the 2022 BHC. We are especially interested in work that explores interactions between state and private interests in the form of regulation or public-private partnership. Currently, one presenter (a doctoral student at the University of Maryland) will present a paper on medical device regulation in the late twentieth century US – highlighting the agency of regulators and the impact of industry dynamics on regulatory action. The other panel member (a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University) will present on the history of domestic accidents, including midcentury efforts to “sell” safety to American corporations and households. If you are interested in joining this panel, please contact me (Brice Bowrey) at .  

CFP: The Newberry Seminar in the History of Capitalism

History of Capitalism Seminar  2021-2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS Submission Deadline: Friday, June 4, 2021 This seminar is a forum for works-in-progress in the history of capitalism, broadly defined. We seek proposals from junior, mid-career, and senior scholars as well as graduate students from a wide variety of sub-fields, including the history of race & racism, gender and feminist studies, intellectual history, political history, legal history, business history, the history of finance, labor history, cultural history, urban history, and agricultural history to name just a few. This seminar has and continues to welcome scholars working on a range of time periods and geographic areas, including global histories of commodities, like oil.   This seminar will be virtual and open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals at a stage in their research at which they

Virtual seminar: ‘The History of the Corporation’

The Yale Law School and CGCG are presenting a virtual workshop on ‘The History of the Corporation’ on 10 June 2021, beginning at 9:00 EDT.   The program follows.  All are welcome to register for the event by visiting the following website:    Introduction Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale University) Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School and ECGI) Shareholder Democracy under Autocracy:  Voting Rights and Corporate Performance in Imperial Russia   Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College), Steven Nafziger (Williams College) Legal Origins of Corporate Governance:  Choice of Company Law in Egypt, 1887-1913 Cihan Artunç (Middlebury College) Legal Transplants and Local Custom in China: The Struggle over Apportioned Liability for External Debt of Partnerships Madeleine Zelin (Columbia University) Corporate Ownership and Control in the Gilded Age Eric Hilt (Wellesley College) Managerial Failure and Corporate Ownership in Edwardian Britain Revisited Michael Aldous (Queen’s University, Belfast),

Deadline approaching: Economic History Association

Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association in Tucson, Arizona, October 29-31, 2021 Approaching Deadline: May 15th! The dissertation session, convened by Martha Olney (University of California, Berkeley) and Steven Nafziger (Williams College) will honor six dissertations completed during the 2020-2021 academic year. The submission deadline is May 15, 2021. The Allan Nevins and Alexander Gerschenkron prizes will be awarded to the best dissertations on North American and non-North American topics respectively. Dissertations must be submitted as a single PDF file. Files of less than 5 MB in size may be sent directly to the conveners as an email attachment. To submit a file over 5 MB, please supply a download link in an email message. The Nevins prize submissions should be sent to: and the Gerschenkron prize submissions to: . All submissions will be acknowledged by return email. The association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, regist

Upcoming events: Business History Collective

    Tuesday 11 th   May -   Twentieth-century Chinese business history (double feature)   -   Register   here Presenters:   Mengxing Yu   (Kyoto University)   and   Ghassan Moazzin   (University of Hong Kong) Chair:   Adam Nix   (De Montfort University) Tuesday 18 th   May -   Department stores and modernization of retail in socialist Yugoslavia, 1950s-1960s   -   Register   here Presenter:   Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek   (Central European University) Chair:   Nicholas Wong   (Northumbria University) Tuesday 25 th   May -   Appreciating the history of business education   -   Register   here Presenter:   JC Spender ( Kozminski University) Chair:   Nicholas Wong   (Northumbria University)

Over the Counter, the Business History Conference newsletter

  OVER THE COUNTER NO.5 9 The Business History Conference April newsletter includes New issues in academic journals Links to recent Interviews and Podcasts A new  MEET THE OFFICERS  interview with Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse #BHC2022 CFP Reach out to the editor  Paula A. de la Cruz-Fernández Help us amplify our audience by connecting with us and sharing this newsletter BHC LinkedIn Page H-Business BHC Twitter BHC blog  The Exchange

Fellowship opportunity: John E. Rovensky Fellowships

The John E. Rovensky Fellowships in U.S. Business or Economic History (2021-2022) See the announcement here:   Apply here: The University of Illinois Foundation announces the 2020-2021 John Rovensky Fellowships.  Two $10,200 fellowships will be awarded for doctoral students writing their dissertations in U.S. business or economic history.  The fellowships are available  largely through the generosity of the late John E. Rovensky and are administered by the University of Illinois Foundation.  Awardees may use the fellowship concurrently with other funding sources, including grants or teaching assignments.  Eligibility Applicants must be working toward a Ph.D. degree with U.S. business or economic history as the area of major interest. Fellowship recipients must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited college or university in the United States. Preference will be given to