The Doctoral Colloquium was established in 2005 with funding from the Newcomen Society of the United States. The Colloquium was supported by the Journals Division of Oxford University Press through 2014 and now continues with the support of Cambridge University Press, which publishes the BHC's journal Enterprise & Society. The Colloquium annually offers a small group of graduate students an opportunity to work intensively on their dissertations with distinguished Business History Conference-affiliated scholars, including at least two BHC officers. The Colloquium is held each year in conjunction with the Business History Conference annual meeting. Participants, who are chosen through a competitive application process that is announced with the annual meeting call for papers, discuss dissertation proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and employment opportunities in business history.