Visualizing Energy

Visualizing Energy is an open access, interdisciplinary science communication project that aims to increase actionable knowledge about a sustainable and just energy transition. It uses engaging visualizations coupled with accessible data stories to communicate in clear, concise, jargon-free language. It is highly interdisciplinary and uses energy as an organizing principle to reveal logical connections across disciplines. Visualizing Energy knits data analysis, visualizations, and the written word into stories that promote critical thinking and communication. Its initial focus is on three interconnected areas: the connection between energy and human well-being; the history of energy transitions; and equity issues surrounding energy transitions (energy justice, energy burden, energy poverty, energy insecurity).

Business history around the world

The database Business history around the world compiles information about business history associations around the world. If you would like to add more information, please contact the Business History Conference's web editor ( This is a work in progress, and more categories like journals and networks will soon be added to the database. 

Resources on Latin American Business History

The following resources could be of interest to scholars and researchers working on the history of banking in Latin America and Spain:

Also, this website contains information about sources and other references on the history of oil in Mexico:


Resources on the history of pandemics and COVID 19

Articles, seminars, and podcasts on the history of pandemics.


Creating Emerging Markets Project, with Geoffrey Jones

At a recent event in Kolkata, Michael Aldous had the pleasure of sitting down with Professor Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School, where we discussed his ongoing efforts to bring a greater focus in Business History to the study of emerging markets. As part of his trip to Kolkata he spent time interviewing leaders in both business and social enterprises.


Recasing the Case Method, with Sharon Ann Murphy

An interesting discussion with Sharon Ann Murphy, Professor of History at Providence College, on using the case method for undergraduates studying a range of majors.


Hitching (and Tweeting) across Business History, with Chinmay Tumbe

Exploring ways to think about reshaping the classroom experience, in particular considering the use of technology. In this interview Michael Aldous talked with Chinmay Tumbe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, about his use of online technologies to extend the reach of the classroom.


Hamilton, Business History, and Teaching General Surveys, with Susan V. Spellman

In this installment Michael Aldous discussed ways in which Business History is being used in History Departments which led to a very interesting exchange with Susan Spellman, Associate Professor at Miami University (Ohio), who has written extensively on US business and consumerism.


Humanities and the MBA, with Rolf Strom Olsen

Rolf Strom Olsen, Professor of Humanities at IE Business School, Madrid, is a historian who researches medieval state formation. This interview discusses how he came to teach management and how he uses his historical training to shape his teaching to be relevant for an MBA class.    


Visualizing the Past, with Paolo Quattrone

A conversation with Paolo Quattrone, Professor and Chair of Accounting, Governance and Social innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Paolo studies accounting and management techniques for their visual power and ability to engage the user rather than simply for their aid to rational decision making.


Rethinking Business History in the Classroom

On being asked to coordinate the teaching resources of the Business History Conference website, Michael Aldous wanted to find ways to proactively support the Business History Conference’s agenda of encouraging the use of Business History in teaching. In particular, to promote the excellent Teaching resources, whilst providing context, particularly for those not immersed in Business History, and offering insights and inspiration regarding their use.


Business History TV

Business History TV us a production of the Gies College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Want to know more about the field of business history? In this new digital project, renowned business historians explain and discuss business history around the world and key trends in business history scholarship. Each of the interviews are accompanied by a selected bibliography. Also, if you want to know more about the Business History Conference, listen to this interview with William Hausman.

All interviews have been conducted by Marcelo Bucheli.