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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University of Essex
Research Interests: Retailing, Consumer Culture, gender, food studies, policy
Vicki Howard is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Essex in the UK. Formerly, she was an Associate Professor of History at Hartwick College in the US, where she taught courses in twentieth-century American business history, women’s history, and consumer culture...(read more)