The Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium

The Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium in Business History offers a small group of graduate students an opportunity to work intensively on their dissertations with distinguished Business History Conference–affiliated scholars, including at least two BHC officers. The personnel for the 2013 Colloquium are:

Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan, BHC Past-President
Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School, BHC Incoming President
Steve Tolliday, University of Leeds
Jennifer Delton, Skidmore College
Student Liaison:
Joseph Arena, Ohio State University

The 2013 Doctoral Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the Business History Conference annual meeting in Columbus. This prestigious workshop, sponsored by the BHC and generously funded by the Journals Division of Oxford University Press, will take place in Columbus at the conference site on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21. The Colloquium is limited to ten students. Participants will discuss dissertation proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and employment opportunities in business history. The Colloquium is intended for doctoral candidates in the early stages of their dissertation projects. If you are interested in being considered for the Colloquium, please submit

  • a statement of interest
  • a CV
  • a preliminary or final dissertation prospectus of 10-15 pages
  • a letter of support from your dissertation supervisor (or prospective supervisor)

to Roger Horowitz, Secretary-Treasurer, Business History Conference, P. O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807, USA. Phone: (302) 658-2400; fax: (302) 655-3188; or via email at by 1 December 2012.

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 2013.

Please direct questions about the Doctoral Colloquium to:

Pamela W. Laird, Ph.D.
BHC Doctoral Colloquium Director
Professor, History Department
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364 USA
Phone: 303/556-4497 • E-mail: