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Call for papers for the next WEHC2022

Below please find the upcoming schedule of the Hagley Seminar on Business, Culture, and Politics.

The Industry Studies Association (ISA) is pleased to invite nominations for its 2021 Annual Dissertation Award competition. The goal of the award is to recognize and reward outstanding doctoral research in the area of industry studies. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for first prize and a $250 honorarium for second prize.

The profession of business and economic history lost one of its most respected, admired, and beloved scholars when Paul J. Miranti, Jr. passed away in January as a result of a Covid-19 infection.  Paul was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he received a BA in history (1965) and then entered the school’s graduate program.  His graduate director at that time was Alfred D.

The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada completed during the preceding year. The 2022 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in La Crosse in September 2022.


Vertical Integration Is Making a Comeback at U.S. Companies

Nineteenth-century business innovators like Andrew Carnegie bought up suppliers and controlled all stages of production. Twentieth-century CEOs slimmed down. Then came Covid.

Read it here!

The ILR School of Cornell University is pleased to announce its first postdoctoral fellowship in U.S. Labor and Working-Class History. The fellowship is intended to support recent PhDs and, more generally, the field of Labor History.