Call for Papers

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42nd Annual Conference
Oklahoma City, OK
May 25-27, 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. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

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.

In addition to the sessions, there will be some activities that should be of interest to all participants. The Skirvin 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.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2017. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by March 1, 2017. Online registration will be available soon at www.ebhsoc.org.

Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at www.ebhsoc.org, by email to ebhs2017@ebhsoc.org.

If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Vincent Geloso, vincentgeloso@hotmail.com, or EBHS President Fred Gates, fred.gates@swosu.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 Oklahoma City!

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

Author Guidelines

Papers

The Economic and Business History Society welcomes proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic or business history. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

Panels

The Economic and Business History Society welcomes proposals for whole panels, typically of three presentations. Panel proposals should include a panel abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details of the authors. We hope that you upload the abstracts of the individual papers as supplementary files. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

How to Submit

When submitting a proposal with our online service, you are first guided through setting an account (in case you don't already have one). The accounts set up for previous conferences should work. Please include your postal and email addresses as well as telephone number there. This account is also used for registration after proposal is accepted. 

Next you are asked to fill out a submission preparation checklist and to read our copyright notice. You may also enter comments concerning your submission to the conference program chair.

You may then enter the authors, title, abstract and keywords of your proposal. Please do not add your contact details to the abstract field.

You may upload supplementary file or files (curriculum vitaes, abstracts of panel papers, full papers) in the next stage of the submission process.

If you are submitting a whole panel, you may upload all the abstracts and CVs of the participants as supplementary files.

Finally, you are asked to confirm your submission. You may modify your submission later.

Start here to submit a paper to this conference.
Step one of the submission process