Doctoral Colloquium 2020: Charlotte, NC

The 2020 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 Charlotte Wednesday March 11 and Thursday March 12. 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 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 2019 via email to Amy Feistel <>
 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, 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 20 December 2019.

Colloquium Participants
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Edward Balleisen

Duke University

Gustavo Del Angel

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Susie J. Pak

St. John's University

Neil Rollings

University of Glasgow

Madeleine Zelin

Columbia University

Student Liaison
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Jacqueline Brandon

Princeton University