Upcoming event (Sept 29): Symposium on Richard Langlois’s recent The Corporation and the Twentieth Century: The History of American Business Enterprise (Princeton, 2023).
On Friday, September 29th from 12:30pm through 4 pm, the Penn Economic History Forum will host a symposium on Richard Langlois’s recent The Corporation and the Twentieth Century: The History of American Business Enterprise (Princeton, 2023).
PDF files of the opening and closing chapters of the book will be available no later than the end of the summer via the PEHF webpage
and will be sent directly to everyone on the seminar list-serv and everyone outside the university who identifies themselves via a note to the organizer as firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the book itself, which is lengthy because detailed, can be conveniently obtained directly from the Princeton University Press via its website or from Amazon. Use code LANG30 for 30% off the list price on the Princeton website. (Amazon is offering 10% off on its US site as of this writing, though if you have Amazon Prime you would not have to pay for shipping.)
The plan on the day is for formal commentaries from Brian Cheffins (Cambridge University), Alexander Field (Santa Clara University), Patrick Fridenson (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale and Michigan), Laura Phillips Sawyer (Georgia), and, family obligations permitting, Mark Roe (Harvard), a brief response from the author, and then extended discussion from the audience.
The meeting will take place in the History Department Lounge (College Hall 209) on the Penn campus in Philadelphia. There will be a buffet lunch on offer from noon East Coast time and refreshments from time to time during the course of the event. All are welcome to attend (but please signal intent to email@example.com so that an accurate headcount for food [and chairs!] can be made). There will also be a Zoom link (but once again please signal intent so that sufficient capacity can be made available) and with it scope for asking and otherwise raising questions. NB that we intend to record the Zoom and make the recording accessible starting a few days after the event via the seminar website for anyone who is interested but with a conflict on the day.