Vintage trade card, Clark's Mile-End Spool Cotton, 1893

BHC members Mark Rose and Francesca Polese initiated the Workshops at the 2012 BHC meeting in Philadelphia. Funded by a nominal registration fee, which provides for light refreshments, the Workshops provide meeting attendees with professional information of interest outside the format of the general meeting. The Workshops generally take place in the afternoon preceding the first meeting sessions. Anna Spadavecchia replaced Francesca Polese as the co-director after the 2014 meeting, and in 2015 Anne Murphy and Albert Churella joined as co-coordinators. In 2016 Christina Lubinski took over Anna Spadavecchia's role.

For 2017, two workshops will be held the afternoon of Thurdsay, March 31, before the start of the regular proceedings. The cost of each workshop is $15.00; size is limited to 30 participants. Interested attendees may select and pay for workshops as part of the registration process.


Editors and authors will share experiences regarding how to carve articles from dissertations as well as the process of submitting articles to journal editors and working with them toward publication.

Chair: Rowena Olegario, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Research Coordinator and Case Study Editor, Centre for Corporate Reputation
     Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School, Business History Review
     Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University, associate editor, Technology and Culture
     Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University, Essays in Economic and Business History
     Anne Murphy, University of Hertfordshire, Financial History Review and Economic History Review
     Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool, Enterprise & Society

Editors and authors will explain strategies for meeting editors and how to work with them toward a contract and publication.

Chair: Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California at Davis
     Vicki Howard, Hartwick College
     Philip Leventhal, Editor, Columbia University Press
     Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University, former editor, Enterprise & Society
     Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow, Co-editor, Routledge International Studies in Business History

Panel members will share recent experiences as they sought employment in and out of university settings.

Chair: Dominique Tobbell, University of Minnesota
     Xavier Duran Amorocho, Universidad de Los Andes
     Christy Chapin, University of Maryland Baltimore County
     Julia Ott, The New School
     Laura Phillips Sawyer, Harvard Business School
     Benjamin Schwantes, German Historical Institute

This workshop is aimed at those interested in teaching Latin America business history both in Latin America or other parts of the world to different audiences (undergraduate and graduate students).  Participants will share experiences and develop a common agenda for the development of teaching materials. 

Workshop leaders:
     Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois College of Business
     Geoff Jones, Harvard Business School
     Andrea Lluch, CONICET (Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council)