In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.
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Research Interests: Nonprofit Organizations, Cities, the American welfare state.
Claire Dunning is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University where she studies the social and political history of the United States in the twentieth century. Her dissertation on the role of nonprofit organizations in American cities between 1950-1990 addresses the persistence of poverty...(read more)