From the Expertise Database

Our members are here to help journalists and other non-specialists deliver authoritative, nuanced understandings of the ways in which businesses have operated in their wider social, political, economic, and cultural worlds.
Shannon Perry
De Montfort University
Research Interests: business and consumption, 19th century, Commodities, Consumer Culture

Consumer culture and business history of the photogrpahic industry; Eastman Kodak Company; commodification and commoditization of photography and 'Kodak' in the late 19th centuray and early 20th century; globalization of the photographic industry.

Interest Groups of the BHC

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.