[SIGCIS-Members] travel grant for doctoral students

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo bbatiz64 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 03:16:03 PDT 2012

Tony Slaven workshop for doctoral students at the annual conference of
the Association of Business Historians. Please note we have defined
the field very broadly.

The ABH is offering financial support to doctoral students. See
details below and on its website (http://www.abh-net.org/)

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Bernardo (Bangor, GB)

Association of Business Historians: New Tony Slaven doctoral workshop
in business history

This year ABH is holdings its first doctoral training workshop. This
will take place on 5th-6th July, immediately preceding the 2012 ABH
Annual Conference at Aston Business School. Participants will also be
welcome to attend the Annual Conference. We very much hope that this
will become an annual event and will provide an opportunity for
doctoral students to discuss their research with other research
students in business history-related disciplines in an informal

The workshop is open to all students undertaking research degrees in
business history-related topics and it is hoped that both students in
their initial year of registration and those at more advanced stages
of their thesis research will find it of benefit. In addition to
providing new researchers with an opportunity to discuss their work
with other research students in the same discipline, the workshop will
also include a session related to careers. Business history doctoral
work is spread over a large number of departments and institutions and
by bringing students from throughout the UK together for an annual
workshop, we hope to strengthen links between students working on
business history - related topics.

For the purposes of the workshop `business history’ is interpreted
broadly, and it is intended that students in areas such as financial
history, agricultural history, not for profit organisations,
government-industry relations, government policy towards trade and
industry, the history of international trade and investment,
accounting history, social studies of technology, and labour history
will find it of interest. Students undertaking topics with a
significant business history related element but in disciplines other
than economic and business history are also welcome. A limited number
of Tony Slaven scholarships are available, to contribute towards the
travel, accommodation, and registration costs of attending the
doctoral workshop and ABH conference. These will be awarded
competitively prior to the workshop.
First year students would be expected to present an overview of their
research (with around 20-30 minutes for the presentation and a roughly
equal time for discussion). Those at a more advanced stage of their
thesis might wish to present a draft chapter, or focus on one
particular section of their thesis. Participants would also be
expected to act as discussant for one of the other papers to be

Students interested in attending the workshop and those wishing to
apply for the Tony Slaven scholarship (for both the workshop and the
ABH conference) should contact Prof. Peter Scott, IBS, Henley Business
School at the University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UD
(p.m.scott at reading.ac.uk). The application should comprise a short cv
and an abstract (maximum four A4 sides of single-spaced typed text).
This should include the names of the student’s supervisors; the title
of their thesis; the university and department where they are
registered; the date of commencement of their thesis registration, and
an outline of their research. Students in their first year of
registration may wish to focus on their thesis literature review and
research plan. Students in subsequent years may also want to discuss
one particular chapter or section of their thesis that they would like
to present at the workshop.

 For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to
15th May 2012. For further information, please contact Peter Scott at
the above e-mail address.


Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, FRHistS
Athro Hanes Busnes ac Rheolaeth Bancio /
Professor of Business History and Bank Management
Ysgol Busnes Bangor Business School
Prifysgol Bangor University
Gwynedd LL57 2DG  (Cymru / Wales)

b.batiz-lazo [at] bangor.ac.uk    Twitter  @BatizLazo

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