Annual Meetings

The Business History Conference has been meeting annually since the inception of the organization in 1954. By the mid-1990s, single sessions had been replaced by multiple concurrent sessions. Attendance continues to grow, as does the variety of meeting activities. The BHC has adopted policies governing the annual meeting.


The BHC 2021 annual meeting will be a virtual meeting.

The Call for Papers is available here, and the deadline for the submission of proposals is 14 November 2020.

The program committee is chaired by Lucy Newton (University of Reading) and includes Paula de la Cruz Fernández (University of Florida), Marina Moskowitz (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Susie Pak (St. John’s University), Dan Wadhwani (University of Southern California and Copenhagen Business School), along with BHC President Neil Rollings (University of Glasgow).

Future Meetings
Previous Meetings
2020 BHC Meeting (Charlotte, North Carolina)
2019 BHC Meeting (Cartagena, Colombia)
2018 BHC Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland)
2017 BHC Meeting (Denver, Colorado)
2016 BHC Meeting (Portland, Oregon)

The archives of previous BHC annual meetings include various items of interest. Meetings held since the 1990s include online versions of the annual meeting programs and CFPs. Also available are: