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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Department of History, Hartwick College
Research Interests: Retailing, Consumer Culture, gender
Vicki Howard is an Associate Professor of History at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, where she teaches courses in twentieth-century U.S. business history, women’s history, and consumer culture. She is the author of Brides, Inc. American Weddings and the Business of Tradition (...(read more)