From the Expertise Database

Our members are here to help journalists and other non-specialists deliver authoritative, nuanced understandings of the ways in which businesses have operated in their wider social, political, economic, and cultural worlds.
Ashton Merck
PhD Candidate, Duke University
Research Interests: 20th century, United States, Regulatory policy, Trade, Agriculture, Business fraud, Consumer protection

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Duke University.  My dissertation analyzes the evolving scientific, technical, and legal challenges in food safety regulation and international trade. Through an investigation of the development of transnational, private, and global standards...

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Interest Groups of the BHC

In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.