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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Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Research Interests: Philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, the history of the corporation, the welfare state
Elizabeth Harmon is a doctoral candidate in the American Culture Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently finishing her dissertation, "The Dead Hand: Philanthropy and American Social Welfare Policy (1867-1917)." She uses scholarship on the history of the welfare...(read more)