EBHS 2015 Call for Papers

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by EBHS No Comments

40th Annual Conference
La Crosse, Wisconsin
May 28-30, 2015

La Crosse, Wis. 1873. Geo. H. Ellsbury, del. Milwaukee Lith. & Eng. Co. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4124l.pm010370 The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 40th annual conference, to be held at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

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The EBHS conference offers participants the opportunity for intellectual interchange with an international, interdisciplinary, and collegial group of scholars (typically about half our participants are from economics departments and half are from history or economic history departments). The EBHS prides itself on its openness to new members and we offer reduced conference fees for graduate students and early career researchers (four years or less since doctorate earned). Our regular registration fees are reasonable, as is the cost of accommodation at the conference venue.

The keynote speaker at the conference dinner will be Professor Jeffrey Williamson, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University.

In addition to the sessions, we will be organizing some social activities that should be of interest to all participants. These include a riverboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi and a trip to the ballpark for dinner and a prime seat in the Lumberyard, home of the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League; for those interested in good minor league baseball, more information may be found at http://northwoodsleague.com/. Of course, in keeping with the collegial nature of EBHS, there will be ample opportunity for informal social activities, and La Crosse has no shortage of great options.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2015. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by March 1, 2015. Online registration will be available soon at www.ebhsoc.org.

Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at www.ebhsoc.org, or to the Program Chair by postal mail:

Mike Haupert
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
USA

If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Mike Haupert, mhaupert@uwlax.edu, or EBHS President Erik Benson, erik.benson@cornerstone.edu.

EBHS also operates a peer-reviewed open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History, edited by Jason Taylor (Central Michigan University). Conference papers and non-conference papers alike may be submitted to Essays for consideration. We invite you to visit our website, www.ebhsoc.org, to see our editorial board and policies, as well as back issues.

We look forward to welcoming you to La Crosse!

Call for Papers (PDF)

Soltow Award 2014

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by EBHS No Comments

James Soltow Award for Best Paper in EEBH in 2014

The $1,000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History in 2014 was shared by two outstanding papers:

John A. Dove (Troy University), Gary M. Pecquet (Central Michigan University), and Clifford F. Thies (Shenandoah University) for THE MICHIGAN FREE BANK EXPERIENCE: WILD CAT BANKING OR INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACT?

and

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo (Bangor University), Tobias Karlsson (Lund University), and Björn Thodenius (Stockholm School of Economics) for THE ORIGINS OF THE CASHLESS SOCIETY: CASH DISPENSERS, DIRECT-TO-ACCOUNT PAYMENTS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ON-LINE REAL-TIME NETWORKS, C.1965-1985.

Congratulations for the winners!

Essays in Economic & Business History Vol. 32 (2014) Available Online

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Essays in Economic & Business History

Table of Contents

EEBH 2014 Cover

The Journal of the Economic & Business History Society

Posted on: July 12th, 2012 by EBHS

Essays in Economic & Business History

Essays in Economic & Business HistoryCurrently in its 32nd year of publication, Essays in Economic Business History is currently edited and printed at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA. Articles for the journal are selected by double blind review process.

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Manchester 2014

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Thank you and welcome to EBHS 2015 held at La Crosse, University of Wisconsin, May 28–30, 2015!

Dear All,

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone for participating in this year’s EBHS conference in Manchester. We were delighted to see you all and sincerely hope that you enjoyed the conference and found the sessions stimulating, the facilities suitable and the company convivial!

Please remember that Jason Taylor is keen to receive papers presented at the conference with a view to publishing them in the Society’s journal - Essays in Business & Economic History. 

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference which will be held at La Crosse, at the University of Wisconsin, from May 28 – 30, 2015. Updates will be provided on the EBHS website (www.ebhsoc.org) and by email.

Best wishes, Mark and Neil

EEBH In Press: The Origins of the Cashless Society: Cash Dispensers, Direct to Account Payments and the Development of On-line Real-time Networks, C.1965-1985

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Bátiz-Lazo, Karlsson and Thodenius’s The Origins of the Cashless Society: Cash Dispensers, Direct to Account Payments and the Development of On-line Real-time Networks, C.1965-1985, forthcoming in the May 2014 printed volume of Essays in Economic & Business History, is now available on-line.

EEBH In Press: Is This a Decisive Moment for the History of Business, Economic History, and the History of Capitalism?

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by EBHS No Comments

Keynote address given by Lou Galambos at the 38th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference, Baltimore, 2013, forthcoming in the May 2014 printed volume of Essays in Economic & Business History, is now available on-line.

EEBH In Press: The Michigan Free Bank Experience: Wild Cat Banking or Interference with Contract?

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Dove, Pecquet and Thies’s The Michigan Free Bank Experience: Wild Cat Banking or Interference with Contract?, forthcoming in the May 2014 printed volume of Essays in Economic & Business History, is now available on-line.

The EBHS Announces $1000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by EBHS No Comments

The Economic & Business History Society and Essays in Economic & Business History are pleased to announce the creation of the James Soltow Award for Best Paper in honor of the founder and first editor of Essays in Economic and Business History. The Soltow Award will provide a $1,000 cash award to the author(s) of the best paper published in Essays each year.

EBHS 2014 in Manchester, England, May 29-31

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Program and Presentations

Manchester from Kersal Moor (1857). By William Wylde [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Conference Website

Program

Presentations 

38th Annual EBHS Conference: Baltimore, Maryland, USA May 23-25, 2013

Posted on: May 26th, 2013 by EBHS

Inner HarborThanks to all who helped make EBHS 2013 Baltimore a roaring success, with numerous excellent panels and presentations, a terrific keynote address by Lou Galambos, a beautiful venue in the Tremont Grand, a tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and more. We look forward to seeing you at EBHS 2014 Manchester, May 29-31. Details forthcoming on this site.

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