[SIGCIS-Members] CFP: Business History Conference. Deadline Oct 1. Philadelphia, March 2012

"Batiz-Lazo, Bernardo (shī fu)" bbatiz64 at gmail.com
Mon May 23 05:08:39 EDT 2011


Could anyone with a mild interest in computers and financial 
services/banking or the light let me know as we might put a panel forward.

Best
Bernardo
Bangor University (Wales)


  
  
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Technological Innovation in Retail Finance:
International Historical Perspectives
  
Edited by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, J. Carles Maixé-Altés, Paul Thomes
  
http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415880671/


On 20/05/2011 16:58, Thomas Haigh wrote:
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> Below is the Business History Conference call for papers. We’ve 
> organized sessions for these in the past, but not for the last couple 
> of years so it would be good to make a push to get some history of 
> computing onto the program. The conference is a good friendly size and 
> more open than you might think to social/cultural history. There’s 
> significant crossover with the history of technology, but you’d need 
> to frame the abstracts a little differently. Membership costs and 
> registration charges are usually surprisingly reasonable. Unusually 
> for history there is an online proceedings journal, which can be 
> beneficial for people whose publications are being counted.
>
> The theme “Business and the State” gives some obvious opportunities to 
> consider computing, particularly the governmental use of computing, 
> high tech R&D policy, role of the state in shaping IT industries, etc. 
> But BHC is not usually a strongly themed conference, so don’t be 
> scared to think of other topics.
>
> Note particularly the dissertation colloquium, which several SIGCIS 
> members have benefitted from before. Also the Koss Prize for the best 
> recent dissertation on business history, and small travel grants for 
> graduate student presenters.
>
> Philadelphia is a great city to visit, and the conference location is 
> on the riverfront very close to the colonial attractions, the 
> galleries of “Olde City” and lively restaurants and nightlife. It’s a 
> pleasant walk to the main shopping and business areas, and a short 
> subway ride from the train stations and Penn/Drexel campuses. If you 
> are considering a trip from overseas and are sketchy about US 
> geography, Philadelphia is between New York and Washington DC and is 
> easily reached by train from either. The climate is mild in spring, so 
> this should be a pleasant time of year to visit.
>
> If you are interested then let me know, or feel free to use the list 
> to advertise your ideas to potential panelists.
>
> Tom
>
> *From:*Carol Lockman [mailto:clockman at Hagley.org]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:52 PM
> *To:* Carol Lockman
> *Subject:* BHC call for papers
>
> Hi all:   Call for papers for the 2012 annual meeting below….Best, C.
>
> Carol Ressler Lockman
>
> BHC
>
> Hagley Center
>
> PO Box 3630
>
> Wilmington DE  19807
>
> *Call for Papers*
>
> *Business History Conference Annual Meeting*
>
> *Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
>
> *March 29 – 31, 2012*
>
> Proposals for presentations to the 2012 annual meeting of the Business 
> History Conference (BHC) are invited.  The conference will take place 
> March 29 – 31 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Hyatt Regency 
> Penn's Landing.
>
> The theme for the conference is *Business and the State*.  We are 
> interested in substantive research on all aspects of business and the 
> state.  Potential topics include, but are not limited to: the 
> regulation of business, state promotion of business and economic 
> development, standard setting, government rules regarding the 
> organization of businesses, and the interactions between businesses 
> with consumers, citizens, and other businesses.  We are interested in 
> research on state owned enterprises, mixed public-private entities, 
> and nationalization and privatization.  We are interested in legal 
> history relevant to business, such as bankruptcy, corporate, labor, 
> and patent law.  We encourage submissions of research on the 
> development of capacity within the state itself, including studies of 
> particular agencies (or quasi-governmental organizations) and state 
> projects.
>
> In keeping with longstanding BHC policy, the committee will also 
> entertain submissions not directly related to the conference theme.
>
> The BHC program committee for 2012 consists of David Weiman (chair), 
> Barnard College; Michele Alacevich, Harvard University; David Freund, 
> University of Maryland; Elisabeth Koll, Harvard Business School; 
> Margaret Levenstein (BHC President), University of Michigan.
>
> Potential presenters may submit proposals either for individual papers 
> or for entire panels.  Individual paper proposals should include a 
> one-page (300 word) abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae (CV).  
> The abstract should summarize the argument of the paper, the sources 
> on which it is based, and its relationship to existing scholarship.  
> Each panel proposal should include a cover letter stating the 
> rationale for the session and indicating the contact person for the 
> panel, a one-page abstract and author’s CV for each proposed paper (up 
> to three), and suggested chair and commentator with contact information.
>
> The BHC awards the Herman E. Krooss Prize 
> <http://www.thebhc.org/awards/krooswin.html> for the best dissertation 
> in business history by a recent Ph.D. in history, economics, business 
> administration, the history of science and technology, sociology, law, 
> communications, and related fields. A "recent Ph.D." is defined as a 
> Ph.D. whose degree is less than three years old. If you wish to apply 
> for this prize, please send a letter to the Krooss Prize Committee 
> expressing your interest along with a one-page CV and one-page 
> (300-word) dissertation abstract. After the Krooss committee has 
> reviewed the proposals, it will ask semi-finalists to submit copies of 
> their dissertations. Finalists will present summaries of their 
> dissertations at a plenary session of the 2012 BHC annual meeting in 
> Philadelphia.
>
> The K. Austin Kerr Prize <http://www.thebhc.org/awards/kerr.html> is 
> awarded for the best first paper delivered at the annual meeting of 
> the BHC. If you wish to participate in this competition, please notify 
> the BHC program committee in your proposal. Dissertations accepted for 
> the Krooss Prize are not eligible for the Kerr Prize.
>
> The Halloran Prize in the History of Corporate Responsibility 
> <http://www.thebhc.org/awards/halloran.html> is awarded for a paper 
> presented at the annual meeting of the BHC that makes a significant 
> contribution to the history of corporate responsibility. Corporate 
> responsibility is understood to embrace the many ways in which the 
> firm relates to the political realm and the wider society.
>
> The deadline for receipt of all proposals is *1 October 2011*. 
> Acceptance letters will be sent by 15 December 2011. Presenters are 
> expected to submit abstracts of their papers for posting on the BHC 
> website. In addition, presenters are encouraged to post electronic 
> versions of their papers prior to the meeting and to submit their 
> papers for inclusion in the BHC's on-line proceedings, /Business and 
> Economic History On-Line./ 
> <http://www.thebhc.org/publications/BEHonline/beh.html> To offset some 
> of the costs of attending the conference, the BHC offers modest 
> financial grants to graduate students who are presenting papers; 
> information will be distributed once the program has been set.
>
> Please send proposals for papers, panels, or the Krooss Prize to 
> _BHC2012 at Hagley.org <mailto:BHC2012 at Hagley.org>_. If you do not have 
> access to the Internet, you may send hard copies to Roger Horowitz, 
> Secretary-Treasurer, Business History Conference, P. O. Box 3630, 
> Wilmington, DE 19807, USA. Phone: (302) 658-2400; fax: (302) 655-3188.
>
> The *Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium in Business History* 
> <http://www.thebhc.org/annmeet/colloq.html> will be held in 
> conjunction with the BHC annual meeting. This prestigious workshop, 
> sponsored by the BHC and funded by Oxford University Press, will take 
> place at the conference site in Philadelphia beginning Wednesday 
> evening March 28, 2012 and all day Thursday March 29, 2012. The 
> colloquium is limited to ten students. Participants work intensively 
> with a distinguished group of BHC-affiliated scholars that includes at 
> least two BHC officers. The colloquium will discuss dissertation 
> proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and 
> employment opportunities in business history. This colloquium is 
> intended for doctoral candidates in the early stages of their 
> dissertation projects. If you are interested in being considered for 
> this colloquium, please submit to Roger Horowitz by *1 December 2011* 
> (at the address listed above) a statement of interest, a CV, a 
> preliminary or final dissertation prospectus of 10-15 pages, and a 
> letter of support from your dissertation supervisor (or prospective 
> supervisor). All participants receive a stipend that will partially 
> cover the costs of their attendance at the annual meeting. The 
> colloquium committee will notify all applicants of its decisions by 10 
> January 2012.
>
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