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.
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Department of History, University of California, Davis
Research Interests: American women's history
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor is associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, where she focuses on American women's history and business and economic history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.