All BHC Meetings

 

The 2021 meeting will take place March 11th-14th at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in downtown Detroit.

The theme of the conference is "The Ubiquity of Business."

 

The 2020 BHC meeting took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 12-14, Charlotte Marriott City Center.

Although attendance at this meeting was severely disrupted by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, hybrid physical/virtual sessions were held via videoconferencing software. Contributions to cover the meeting's extra costs are welcome at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-bhc-annual-meeting-contribution-registration-100803931272.

The 2019 annual meeting of the Business History Conference took place at the Hilton Cartagena, in Cartagena de Indias, a World Heritage Site.

The theme of the conference was "Globalization and De-Globalization: Shifts of Power and Wealth." The archived version of the call for papers is available here.

The BHC will held its 2018 annual meeting at the Baltimore Embassy Suites Inner Harbor in Maryland. The theme of the meeting was "Money, Finance, and Capital." The deadline for submissions has now passed, but the Call for Papers is archived here.

"Civilizations" was the theme of the 2017 meeting of the Business History Conference, which took place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown.

The program committee consisted of Susie Pak (chair), Eric Hilt, Caitlin Rosenthal, Lars Heide, Jessica Burch, and Walter Friedman (BHC president).

The deadline for paper and panel proposals has passed (see archived Call for Papers).

The 2016 Business History Conference Annual Meeting was held in Portland, Oregon, on March 31-April 2, 2016. The theme of the meeting was "Reinterpretation." The program committee for 2016 consisted of Rowena Olegario (Chair), Peter Coclanis, Marcelo Bucheli, Julia Yongue, and Margaret Graham (BHC President). See the archived call for papers for further details.

The 2015 joint meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association was held in Miami, Florida, on June 24-27. The theme of the meeting was “Inequalities: Winners and Losers in Business.” The BHC and the EBHA are grateful to the UCLA History Department and the Social Sciences Division and to UCLA's Anderson School of Management for their generous support of this annual meeting.

Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century, delivered the joint meeting's plenary address.

The 2014 Program Committee consisted of: Ed Balleisen, Duke University (chair); Chris McKenna, University of Oxford; Andrea Schneider, Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (Society for Business History) (Germany); Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School (BHC President), and Jan-Otmar Hesse, Universität Bielefeld. Local arrangements in Frankfurt were provided by the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte.

The BHC program committee for 2013 consisted of Kolleen Guy (chair), University of Texas, San Antonio; Morris Bian, Auburn University; Julia Ott, The New School; Susie Pak, St. John's University;and Kenneth Lipartito (BHC President), Florida International University. Local arrangements were in the care of William Childs and Joseph Arena, both of the Ohio State University.

The BHC program committee for 2012 consisted of David Weiman (chair), Barnard College; Michele Alacevich, Columbia University; David Freund, University of Maryland; Elisabeth Koll, Harvard Business School; and Margaret Levenstein (BHC President), University of Michigan. Local arrangements will be chaired by Daniel Raff, the Wharton School, with Wendy Woloson, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton College. Ronald Brashear managed arrangements with the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

The members of the program committee for the 2011 meeting were Mark R. Wilson (chair), Teresa da Silva Lopes, Matthias Kipping, Jocelyn Wills, and Richard R. John (BHC President). The members of the local arrangements committee were Matthew Sherman (chair), David B. Robertson, and Jeffrey T. Manuel.

The program committee was: Jeff Fear (chair), University of Redlands; Sally Clarke, University of Texas; Tracey Deutsch, University of Minnesota; Robert Weems, University of Missouri; Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia; and Steven Tolliday (BHC President-elect), University of Leeds.

"Fashions: Business Practices in Historical Perspective"

Joint with the European Business History Association

"Expanding Connections for Business History"

The 2007 annual meeting of the Business History Conference (BHC) took place Friday and Saturday June 1-2 in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.

The program committee consists of Pamela Laird (co-chair), University of Colorado-Denver; Margaret Levenstein (co-chair), University of Michigan; Gary Previts, Case Western Reserve University; Matthias Kipping, York University, Canada; Christine Rosen, University of California, Berkeley; and William J. Hausman (BHC president-elect, 2005-06), College of William & Mary.

"Political Economy of Enterprise"

The 2006 annual meeting of the Business History Conference (BHC) will take place June 8-10 in Toronto, Canada, at the Munk Centre for International Studies of the University of Toronto.

The program committee: Mark Rose (chair), Florida Atlantic University; Rick Halpern, University of Toronto; Pamela Laird, University of Colorado-Denver; H. V. Nelles, McMaster University; Rowena Olegario, Vanderbilt University; and Richard Sylla (BHC president-elect, 2004-5), New York University.

"Reinvention and Renewal"

Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference
In Conjunction with the Académie François Bourdon
18-20 June 2004, Le Creusot, France
"Networks"

Joint Meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association
"Regions, Nations and Globalization"
June 26-29, 2003, Lowell Massachusetts

On June 26-29, 2003 in Lowell, Massashusetts the Business History Conference and European Business History Association will hold their annual meetings together around the theme "Regions, Nations, and Globalization."

"Corporate Governance"

Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference
Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
April 19-21, 2002

Services and the Global Economy

Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference
Miami, Florida April 20-22, 2001

"ENTERPRISE IN SOCIETY" - MARCH 10-12, 2000
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BUSINESS HISTORY CONFERENCE

To celebrate the launching of its new journal, Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History, the Business History Conference will organize its next meeting around the theme "Enterprise in Society." This conference will meet from March 10 to 12, 2000, in Palo Alto, California.

"The Virtues of Business; the Business of Virtue"

The 1998 BHC will be held March 13-15 at College Park, Maryland.  Hosting will be the University of Maryland and Archives II; Friday afternoon and Sunday morning sessions will take place at the University of Maryland conference center, and all Saturday sessions will be held at Archives II. Papers are invited on any topic of business history, but the theme of the meeting will be  "The Business of Government and the Government of Business" so papers that emphasize issues broadly related to that topic will be particularly welcome.

The BHC president-elect, Jeremy Atack, will serve as program chair.

The 1997 meeting will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.   This will be the first time the conference has met outside  North America, and will be held jointly with the Association of British Historians and the Business Archives Council of the UK.

The meeting was hosted by Ohio State University.

Held in conjunction with Florida Atlantic University

Held in conjunction with the College of William and Mary

Held in conjunction with Harvard Business School

Held in conjunction with The Huntington Library

Held in conjunction with Ryerson Polytechnic Institute

Held in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University

Held in conjunction with Harvard Business School

Held in conjunction with Georgia Institute of Technology

Held in conjunction with the Hagley Museum and Library

Held in conjunction with The Ohio State University

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Held in conjunction with University of Connecticut and Trinity University

Held in conjunction with Bradley University

Held in conjunction with James J. Hill Reference Library

Held in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Held in conjunction with Lehigh University

Held in conjunction with  Tulane University

Held in conjunction with Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation

Held in conjunction with  The Ohio State University

Held in conjunction with John Deere and Company

Held in conjunction with Northwestern University

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Held in conjunction with Texas Christian University

Held in conjunction with Loyola University

Held in conjunction with Oberlin College

Held in conjunction with The University of Iowa

Held in conjunction with the University of Nebraska

Held in conjunction with the University of Illinois

Held in conjunction with the University of Western Ontario

Held in conjunction with Southern Methodist University

Held in conjunction with Kent State University

Held in conjunction with Indiana University

Held in conjunction with Northwestern University

Held in conjunction with Michigan State University

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Held in conjunction with Purdue University

Held in conjunction with Marquette University

Held in conjunction with the University of Illinois

Held in conjunction with The State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Held in conjunction with Indiana University

Held in conjunction with the University of Michigan

Held in conjunction with Northwestern University