Joint Meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association

Panel Organizer for the 2015 BHC-EBHA Meeting

Those trying to organize panels for the upcoming BHC-EBHA meeting are invited to send information for posting on this site. Potential organizers are encouraged to read the "Meeting Roadmap," which offers general policies and guidelines for BHC meetings. To solicit colleagues to join a panel, please use the form or send the requested information to Pat Denault in an email.

Current postings of those seeking related proposals will be listed below. Individuals are responsible for making their own contacts from the information provided. If arrangements are made, please let Pat know so that she can remove your solicitation from the list. And please note that posting to this site does not constitute submission to the program committee, which must be done separately as described in the call for papers.



August 21, 2014: Looking for scholars who might contribute to a panel tentatively titled, "It's Personal, and It's Business," as a way to explore the persistence of the so-called "personal touch" in rationalized and bureaucratized exchanges. I'm seeking at least two more papers that cover any time period or place. My presentation will focus on why Americans still travel for business in light of communications and transportation advances initiated in the nineteenth century.

Please contact me as soon as possible, but no later than October 1, 2014.

Contact Information:

Susan Spellman
History Department
Miami University


August 12, 2014: Seeking scholars interested in exploring the links between Christianity and capitalism in the nineteenth century. America underwent a dynamic transformation during the nineteenth century; however, widespread secularization was not part of this story. How do we locate faith within American economic history? Currently need at least two additional papers—I am planning one focused on Sabbatarianism and business in the 1820s-1830s.

Please contact me as soon as possible, but no later than October 1, 2014.

Contact Information:

Joe Slaughter
History Department
University of Maryland


August 9, 2014: Anyone else interested in examining any of the post-chattel "new slaveries" (human trafficking, convict labor, debt peonage, etc.) from the standpoint of the business/slaver? Asking questions like "under what conditions do businesses prefer to use coercion/punishments instead positive incentives?" Would like to assemble a full panel in which I would present one of the papers or serve as chair/comment.

Please contact me as soon as possible, but no later than October 1, 2014.

Contact Information:

Robert Wright
Political Economy
Augustana College SD


June 18, 2014: We are looking for a third presenter to join a panel built around the theme "U.S. Credit Markets since the Great Society" (or "from the 1960s Onward"). The panel currently includes a paper that considers how regulation has affected the debt collection industry since the 1970s and a paper that focuses on the intersection of the Civil Rights Movement and housing and urban reinvestment legislation.

Please contact me as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2014.

Contact Information:

Jonathan S. Franklin
Department of History
University of Maryland