Call For Papers

ABH Glasgow: The Human Factor in Business History

Understanding the strategy and structure of firms forms a vital part of the discipline
of business history, as does the deployment of essential tools such as typologies of
company forms, theories of the firm and firm growth and so on. But it is vital, too, for
business historians to recognise and investigate those who stand at the heart of
business history: the people who create firms, those who own them and those who
work for them in various capacities (whether in head offices, in back offices or on the

New Frontiers in Asian Economic History

“New Frontiers in Asian Economic History”


The AAS is pleased to invite applications to participate in the first workshop in its new workshop series  “Emerging Fields in the Study of Asia” supported by the Luce Foundation.   The first workshop, entitled “New Frontiers in Asian Economic History,” will take place on May 11-15, 2017 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.   


CfP: Workshop on Commodity Trading Companies in the First Global Economy, 1870-1914

Industrialisation and economic liberalism caused a steep growth of the international trade in commodities during the First Global Economy. Trading companies shaped the emergent global value chains of commodities ranging from iron ore to metals to food stuffs and other agricultural commodities. At this highpoint of Britain’s economic dominance, British commodity trading companies were front runners. However, rapid growth and a growing need for raw materials and natural resources in the US, Germany and Japan opened up new trading opportunities and markets.

Business in Circulation

“Business in Circulation”


The BHC Liaison Committee will sponsor a panel for the 2017 meeting of the Organization of American Historians, to be held April 6-9 in New Orleans (  We invite BHC members to propose original research papers for a panel that relates to the OAH theme of circulation. Members may also submit proposals for complete panels for consideration.


2015 OAH Panel on Taboo Business

An accepted panel to the 2015 Organization of American Historians conference has lost panel members and is looking to add in panelists for this year's meeting in St. Louis. Our panel is composed of Americanists who examine a taboo business or taboo business practices, but we are quite open to those studying other regions. If you are interested in presenting with us, please send a title, 250 word abstract and 500 words (or less) biography to:

BHC/EBHA Workshop "Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Theory & Research"

[Please note that  this workshop is taking place immediately before the joint BHC/EBHA meeting in Miami and at the same location; those accepted for the workshop are welcome to register for and attend that meeting, but this workshop is organized separately under different auspices. Those interested in applying for the Paper Development Workshop should contact the organizers listed below, not the BHC or EBHA.]

Paper Development Workshop on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Noon-5pm, Hyatt Regency Miami