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.
Janis Thiessen
Associate Professor of History, University of Winnipeg
Research Interests: family business, privately held companies, oral history, labour history, Mennonite history, food history

I am an associate professor of history and associate director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg, where I teach Canadian, food, and business history. My research...

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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.