Doctoral Colloquia

As a result of the digital reconfiguration of the BHC annual meeting, the 2021 BHC Doctoral Colloquium in Business History will be held later in spring 2021. This prestigious workshop, funded by Cambridge University Press, will most likely also take place on a remote basis, over two days in either late May or early June.  We may spread the sessions out even more this year, given the likely need for digital interaction.

Typically limited to ten students, the colloquium is open to early stage doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research within the broad field of business history, from any relevant discipline.… Read more about this year's doctoral colloquium

Doctoral Colloquium Archives

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.

Also see our Alphabetical Listing of colloquium participants.