Call for Papers: 42nd EBHS Conference
The Skirvin Hilton, Oklahoma City
May 25, 2017 – May 27, 2017
Extended Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 42nd Annual Conference, to be held at the historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels.
Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The extended deadline for submission of proposals is March 1, 2017.
Call for Papers Online Submission
The Skirvin Hotel is located next to the Bricktown section of Oklahoma City and is known for its unique shops and restaurants. Oklahoma City is also home to a world class zoo and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There is also the opportunity to see Bricktown Ball Park and perhaps to catch a minor league game.
Further details of the conference will be posted on the conference site as well as on the EBHS mailing list.
Accommodation details and Skirvin Hilton reservation link are available on the Accommodation page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Oklahoma City!
Clayman, Deacle, and Economopoulos’s Caught in the Headlights: Revising the Road Kill Hypothesis of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures, forthcoming in the May 2017 printed volume of Essays in Economic & Business History, is now available on-line.
Mary Jo Billiot, Randy McFerrin, and Douglas Wills’s Returns in the Western Range Cattle Industry: Reconstructing the Financial History of the Matador Land and Cattle Company, 1883-1920, forthcoming in the May 2017 printed volume of Essays in Economic & Business History, is now available on-line.
The 2016 James Soltow, Fred Bateman and Lynne Doti Awards were given to the following recipients at the EBHS 2016 conference banquet.
The $1,000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History in 2016 went to Brad Sturgill and Daniel Giedeman for “Factor Shares, Economic Growth, and the Industrial Revolution.”
The 2016 Fred Bateman Award for best paper at the annual EBHS Conference was awarded to Soudeh Mirghasemi for the paper “Philosopher’s Concrete: Dam Construction, Farmland Values and Agricultural Production in the Western U.S.,1890 – 1920.”
The 2016 Lynne Doti Award for best paper by a graduate student at the annual EBHS Conference was awarded to Fan Fei for the paper “Interwar Highways and the Demise of the General Store.”