Workshops at the Annual Meeting
BHC members Mark Rose and Francesca Polese initiated the Workshops at the 2012 BHC meeting in Philadelphia. Funded by a nominal registration fee, which provides for light refreshments, the Workshops provide meeting attendees with information of interest outside the format of the general meeting. The Workshops generally take place in the afternoon preceding the first meeting sessions.
2013 Meeting Workshops
Workshop I: Thursday 1:30-3:15 p.m.
"the financial crisis of 2008-13: a historical perspective"
This workshop examined some of the historical roots of the crises that have shaken the world economy over the past five years. Marc Levinson explored the history of attempts to make financial systems safer and more stable through regulation. Against that background, Stephen Mihm discussed the ongoing European financial crisis with emphasis on understanding why problems in relatively small economies pose a threat to the future of European integration.
Workshop II: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
"business historians in the wild: finding a job beyond the economics/history department"
Jennifer Armiger, Educational Testing Service
Dalit Baranoff, ProQuest
Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York Management School
Josh Lauer, Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire
Panelists shared with audience members their experiences in finding jobs inside and out of the university. What types of skills and ideas, they asked, should historians and economists bring to interviews outside the "classical" history and economics departments?
2012 Meeting Workshops
Publishing Workshops, Thursday, 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
I. "how to publish in academic journals"
Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School, Business History Review
Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, Enterprise & Society
II. "how to convert a dissertation into a book"
Mansel Blackford, The Ohio State University
Vicki Howard, Hartwick College
Robert Lockhart, University of Pennsylvania Press