Business History—The Virtues and Vices of Business—Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The 2014 Business History Conference annual meeting will be held on March 13-15, 2014, in Frankfurt, Germany. The Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (GUG, Society for Business History) is handling local arrangements. Prizes are awarded for the best dissertation in business history (Krooss Prize), best first paper delivered by a new scholar, and best paper in the history of corporate responsibility.

The theme for the meeting will be “The Virtues and Vices of Business — A Historical Perspective.” The organizers invite papers and session proposals that address both the micro and macro levels of the virtues and vices of business in historical perspective. In keeping with longstanding BHC policy, submissions need not be directly related to the conference theme.

The deadline for receipt of all proposals (papers, panels, and Krooss Prize competition) is Sept. 15, 2013.

The Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium in Business History will be held in conjunction with the BHC annual meeting. This prestigious workshop, sponsored by BHC and funded by the Journals Division of Oxford University Press, will take place in Frankfurt on Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13. The colloquium is limited to ten students. Participants work intensively with a distinguished group of BHC-affiliated scholars that includes at least two BHC officers. The colloquium will discuss dissertation proposals, relevant literatures and research strategies, and employment opportunities in business history. This colloquium is intended for doctoral candidates in the early stages of their dissertation projects.

The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2013.