2020 BHC Meeting


The 2020 BHC meeting took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 12-14, Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Although attendance at this meeting was severely disrupted by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, hybrid physical/virtual sessions were held via videoconferencing software. Contributions to cover the meeting's extra costs are welcome at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-bhc-annual-meeting-contribution-registration-100803931272.

The theme of the conference was "Collaboration in Business and Business History." 

The program committee was chaired by Benjamin Waterhouse (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and includes Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia), Xavier Duran (Universidad de los Andes, Bogota), Christina Lubinski (Copenhagen Business School), and Alexia Yates (University of Manchester), along with BHC President Edward J. Balleisen (Duke University). 

The Twitter hashtag for this conference was #BHCCharlotte.

The video of Prof Ed Balleisen's Presidential Address is available here.



The BHC thanks the following partners for their support of the 2020 annual meeting:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University
  • Duke University Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • The Winthrop Group
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Hagley Museum and Library
  • UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business
  • Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Duke University Libraries
  • Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
  • UNC Charlotte Department of History
  • Duke University Department of History


Photos from this annual meeting

BHC Members: submit your own photos from this meeting

Ashton Merck and Mandy Cooper watching Friday morning's panels remotely from Durham

Business Families in Mexico: Succession and Business Continuity, Virtual session. By Araceli Almaraz

Book Auction with Gloves to Avoid Viral Infection (photo by Mark Wilson)

"The Piketty Effect" session, with Jonathan Coopersmith, Ken Lipartito, and Richard John

Mandy Cooper "zooms" into the BHC from Durham

Coffee Break with Social Distancing (photo by Mark Wilson)