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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Assistant Professor of History, University of California-Berkeley
Research Interests: Numeracy
My research explores the history of numeracy and its relationship to American capitalism and democracy. Numeracy—which is to mathematics what literacy is to reading—includes all kinds of quantitative practices, from everyday arithmetic to sophisticated financial reporting, information technology...(read more)