Call for Papers: 48th Economic and Business History Society Conference, Porto, Portugal, May 24-27, 2023

Posted on: October 12th, 2022 by EBHS No Comments
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Building Bridges in Economic and Business History

The 48th Economic and Business History Society annual conference will be held in Porto, Portugal, on May 24-27, 2023, in partnership with the Arca Comunis Spanish Network of Fiscal History Projects and invites submissions to the conference committee on the theme of Building Bridges in Economic and Business History. At the most recent World Economic History Congress held in Paris, in July 2022, several strong appeals were made to foster interdisciplinary approaches with different areas and connect different historiographies. The organizing committee invites proposals that consider this theme. While the committee will give some preference to papers and panels that fit this theme, the conference committee will also take into consideration papers and panels that engage topics concerned with economic and business history widely construed, including financial and management history and history of economic thought.

Continuing from the success of the 2022 conference, and the particular success of the previous mentorship workshops, EBHS will again be organizing a Doctoral Workshop, which will be held the day before the conference begins. These will be available for any doctoral student who is undertaking a PhD in the fields of business history and economic history, broadly conceived. This includes management history, financial history, labor history, social history, the history of capitalism, as well as business history and economic history. Further news and a call for paper will be distributed at a later date. All papers proposed and accepted for the workshop will be accepted to the general EBHS program as well.

The conference venue is the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa, twice-awarded (2021 and 2022) as the “Travelers’ choice” by the referential website Tripadvisor. Accommodation will be available to delegates at the preferential conference rate of €160 per night. There will be two plenary lectures on the 24th and 26th of May, receptions, and other social events, in addition to the usual conference proceedings. The hotel rates are available for pre- and post-conference dates, if attendees would like to bring families and/or stay a little longer to enjoy Porto and the beautiful Douro River Valley.

The program chair is Dr. Jeremy Land (), and president is Dr. Rodrigo Dominguez (). Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details, and it can be submitted via the conference website (ebhsoc.org/conference) listed below, or via email to both the program chair and president. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2022. The Program Chair intends to send notifications of acceptance by the end of January.

Conference website and online submission

A Note to Edge Browser Users

Posted on: October 12th, 2022 by EBHS No Comments

EBHS Qualys SSL Test Results

For more than two weeks now (as of October 12, 2022) we have had problems with Microsoft Windows Defender and Edge browsers. For some reason, our site was flagged as suspected of phishing, first by both Windows Defender and Edge SmartScreen, and after Microsoft reacted to fix the false positive flag, still by Edge browser’s SmartScreen feature. Although Microsoft has reacted to fix the issue, currently Edge browsers still produce warnings on both our conference and journal page. The main site at ebhsoc.org is accessible without warnings, however.

Despite the warnings, the sites are safe to use. You can confirm our basic security settings by checking the results of Sucuri security and malware scanner and Qualys SSL settings test.

In Edge, you can access the conference and journal pages by continuing from the warning page to page content. If you want to help, you can report the site as safe to Microsoft. This too, you can do from the warning screen. Meanwhile, we will keep working to remove the warnings and to find the reason for Microsoft’s false positives.

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Salt Lake City 2022 – The First EBHS Live Conference Since 2019

Posted on: May 11th, 2022 by ollit No Comments

EBHS’ first live conference since the beginning of the global pandemic will kick off on Wednesday, May 18. After one cancellation and one online conference, the EBHS is happy to be back in business. The program for the 2022 conference is available here.