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Publications of the Business History Conference

The Business History Conference has had a long and active publications program, from the institutionalization of its annual proceedings volume, Business and Economic History, to its early participation in H-Net, via H-Business, to its founding of a quarterly scholarly journal, Enterprise & Society, to its entry into the blogosphere with The Exchange.

Business and Economic History, as a proceedings volume of the BHC, was published in print form through 1999; our web site includes complete tables of contents and links to full-text articles for five early volumes and for all volumes, 1972-1999. A cumulative index by author is also provided.

In 1998 the Trustees of the Business History Conference voted to establish a new quarterly journal, Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History, which began publication in Spring 2000 in cooperation with Oxford University Press. A subscription to Enterprise & Society is included with BHC membership.

Beginning with the 2003 meeting, the program and paper abstracts are made available in the BHC's digital publication, Business and Economic History On-Line. Meeting participants may also choose to publish the full text of their papers in this venue; we provide a cumulative table of contents.

One of the earliest H-Net lists, H-Business was founded in April 1994 by Austin Kerr and Jeremy Atack, who served as the first coeditors. Subscription is open to anyone with an interest in business history; it is not confined to BHC members, though they are encouraged to subscribe.

The Exchange is a blog devoted to news of interest to the business and economic history community. It was founded in spring 2010.