The U.S. Business History Conference (BHC) will be holding its 2006 annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario at the Munk Centre for International Studies of the University of Toronto on June 8-10, 2006.
The Canadian Business History group is working with the Business History Conference to create sessions that will focus on the history of business in Canada. The theme of the conference is one of particular interest to Canadian historians: “Political Economy of Enterprise”. We encourage paper and session proposals that focus on the historical interaction of the state, business and society in Canada, or that highlight comparisons between scholarship on political economy in Canada and the United States. Proposals for papers or panels on other topics will be considered. We particularly encourage those who have contacts with historians in other countries to consider proposing panels on comparative or trans-national business history topics.
Potential presenters may submit proposals either for individual papers or entire panels. Individual papers proposals should include a one-page abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. 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, a one-page abstract and author’s cv for each proposed paper (up to three) and a list of preferred chairs and commentators with contact information.
The Canadian Business History group is an informal organization that has been holding occasional conferences for the last 20 years, its sixth took place most recently at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres in 2002. The group will consider applications to reimburse applicants for transportation and accommodation costs; priority will be given to doctoral students.
To facilitate the inclusion of Canadian business history papers and/or panels in the Business History Conference, please send proposals no later than September 17, 2005 to:
Dr. H. V. Nelles
L.R. Wilson Professor of Canadian History
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L9
Prof. Nelles is on the program committee for the Business History Conference.
Prof. H. V. Nelles
L.R. Wilson Professor of Canadian History, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
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