Join the BHC


Anonymous, The Joiner, c. 1880

The Business History Conference is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to encouraging all aspects of research, writing, and teaching about business history and the environment in which business operates. You will find the current bylaws, as well as a complete list of BHC presidents and of current trustees and officers in the About section of our site. Today, the organization is international in scope, with nearly 400 members, approximately 30 percent of whom reside outside North America. Members are automatically subscribed to the organization's quarterly scholarly journal, Enterprise & Society.

The Business History Conference welcomes new members, and particularly encourages graduate students, scholars outside the United States, and those practicing business history within areas of specialization outside history and economic history to join.

We urge members to subscribe to the organization's electronic discussion group, H-Business and our blog, The Exchange, for quick and easy ways to engage in conversation and to receive notices of events of interest.

Current membership fees are:

  • Regular: $60.00
  • Regular (annual income > $75,000): $75.00
  • Contributing: $125.00
  • Student: $30.00
  • Emeritus/a or Retired: $40.00

To join the BHC or renew your membership on-line, please go to our membership site at


Please direct inquiries to the Secretary-Treasurer