Doctoral Colloquium 2019: Cartagena, Colombia

The 2019 BHC Doctoral Colloquium in Business History will be held in conjunction with the BHC annual meeting. This prestigious workshop, funded by Cambridge University Press, will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Wednesday March 13 and Thursday March 14, 2019. 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. Topics (see below for past examples) may range from the early modern era to the present, and explore societies across the globe. Participants work intensively with a distinguished group of BHC-affiliated scholars (including at least two BHC officers), discussing dissertation proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and career trajectories. Applications are due by 15 November 2018 via email to Amy Feistel, amy.feistel@duke.edu, and should include: a statement of interest; CV; preliminary or final dissertation prospectus (10-15 pages); and a letter of support from your dissertation supervisor (or prospective supervisor). Questions about the colloquium should be sent to its director, Edward Balleisen, eballeis@duke.edu. All participants receive a stipend that partially defrays travel costs to the annual meeting. Applicants will receive notification of the selection committee’s decisions by 15 December 2018.

Colloquium Participants

Student Liaison


Alvaro Moreno

University of Virginia -- Colombian Business History

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Jacqueline Brandon

Princeton University

Free Trade: NAFTA and the Politics of Post-Cold War America

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Erin Cully

City University of New York Graduate Center

Banking on Change: The Politics of US Bank Consolidation

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Sean Delehanty

Johns Hopkins University

The Shareholder Value Revolution

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Elena Egawhary

Columbia University

Kroll Associates Inc. and The Business of Knowledge Production 1970 – 2017

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James Hollis

Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Pax Pecuniaria? Offshore Finance in the Twilight of the British Empire, 1922-1984

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Bastian Linneweh

University of Göttingen

The Anatomy of a Global Market in Transformation. Rubber, 1900-1960

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Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal

Queen Mary University of London / Universidad de los Andes

Financing varieties of capitalism. Firms in developing economies: from stand-alone to business groups. The case of Colombia after 1950

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Alastair Y. Su

Stanford University

Age of Opium: American Capital and the Making of the Modern Pacific, 1828-1882

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Joseph Wallace

Johns Hopkins University

The Architects of their Fortunes: The Rise of Financial Capitalism in Baltimore, 1760s-1840s

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Matthew Thomas Wormer

Stanford University

Opium in the Age of Liberal Reform: Classical Political Economy and the Remaking of the British Empire, 1783-1839

Faculty


Ann Carlos

Professor of Economics and History (courtesy), University of Colorado-Boulder -- Early Modern Empires/Trade in North America

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Paloma Fernandez-Perez

Professor of Economic and Business History, University of Barcelona Business School -- Spanish and Latin American Business History

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Takafumi Kurosawa

Professor of Economic Policy, Kyoto University -- European and Japanese Business History

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Kenda Mutongi

Williams College -- African Business History