CfP open, submission system, registration and journal online again

Posted on: February 16th, 2020 by EBHS No Comments

Dear EBHS members and guests,

The Atlanta conference submission and registration systems are now open again after backend software updates of the conference and journal sections of our website. Please check the Atlanta conference site here. You can still send paper and panel proposals directly by email to Program Chair Craig McMahon ().

Our journal Essays in Economic & Business History has only the 2019 issue online. We are working to get our archives back online and are improving the website in the process. In the meantime, you can browse the archive metadata on our DOAJ site. Authors, you can find the new, improved submission page here.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Hope to see you in Atlanta!

45th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by EBHS No Comments
Downtown Atlanta by Evilarry at English Wikipedia(Original text:  David Selby) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Call for Papers Extended!

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 45th Annual Conference, to be held from May 28 to 30, 2020, at the Sheraton Atlanta, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Call for Papers is open until February 17, 2020. Our general theme is Economic and Business History at the Crossroads. Here we would encourage reflections on ‘crossroads’, as sign of cultural and commercial interchange, geographic meeting places, exchanges and entrepots, and temporal and historical moments of divergence and contingency. However, individual proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic, business, or financial history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We also encourage submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

Please send paper and panel proposals temporarily directly to Program Chair Craig McMahon ().

Essays in Economic & Business History, Vol 37, No 1 (2019)

Posted on: September 6th, 2019 by EBHS No Comments

The Journal of the Economic & Busines History Society
Published: 2019-06-30

Essays in Economic & Business History 2019

Front Matter

Title Page & Table of Contents
Mark Billings, Daniel Giedeman


Avoiding “Musty Mutton Chops”: The Network Narrative of an American Merchant in London, 1771-1774
John Haggerty, Sheryllynne Haggerty

Was the African American Great Migration Delayed by Outlawing Emigrant Agents?
Khayen Prentice, László Kónya, David Prentice

Microprocesses of Deregulation: The Swedish Experience of The Decentralisation of Education
Erik Lakomaa, Richard Wahlund

The Long-Run Effect of Geographically-Staggered Legalizations: Was There a First-Adopter Advantage for States That Legalized Beer More Quickly in 1933?
Eline Poelmans, Samuel Raisanen, Jason E. Taylor

Dynamics of Innovation in the Electronic Watch Industry: A Comparative Business History of Longines (Switzerland) and Seiko (Japan), 1960-1980
Pierre-Yves Donzé

Statistics: Spur to Productivity or Publicity Stunt? London Underground Railways 1913-32
James Fowler

George Scrope, Free Bankers, and The Bank Charter Act of 1833
Paul E. Orzechowski

The Language of the Emerging Financial Market and Early Eighteenth-Century English Plays
Laura Favero Carraro

Book Reviews

Gordon, Robert J. The Rise and Fall of American Growth: the US Standard of Living since the Civil War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.
Leslie Hannah

Taylor, Jason E. Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Louis Galambos

Bátiz-Lazo, Bernardo. Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Mark J Crowley

Goodman, Lizzy. Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011. New York: Harper Collins, 2017.
Clayton Trutor

Giffard, Hermione. Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Erik Benson257-260

Back Matter

Editor’s Notes & President’s Report
Mark Billings, Daniel Giedeman, Jari Eloranta, Olli Turunen