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

Thomas Haigh thaigh at computer.org
Fri May 20 08:58:59 PDT 2011

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.




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


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,  <http://www.thebhc.org/publications/BEHonline/beh.html>
Business and Economic History On-Line. 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. 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  <http://www.thebhc.org/annmeet/colloq.html> Oxford Journals Doctoral
Colloquium in Business History 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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