Joint Meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association

2015 BHC-EBHA Meeting Information

The 2015 joint meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association will be held in Miami, Florida, on June 24-27. The theme of the meeting will be “Inequalities: Winners and Losers in Business.”

Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century, will deliver the joint meeting's plenary address. The conference also will have several additional plenary sessions, receptions, and organized local activities in Miami; addresses by the BHC and EBHA presidents; lunch meetings for business historians in business schools and for women in business history; a meeting of the Alliance of Centres for Business History in Europe; a breakfast and reception for emerging scholars (graduate students and recent Ph.D.s); membership meetings for the BHC and EBHA; and a closing banquet with presentation of awards by the BHC and EBHA. This will be the fourth joint meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association.

The Program Committee includes Lucy Newton (chair), University of Reading; Mary Yeager (BHC president), University of California Los Angeles; Raymond Stokes (EBHA President), University of Glasgow; Juliette Levy, University of California, Riverside; Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia; Ben Wubs, Erasmus University, Rotterdam; and Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School. Most sessions will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, where a large bloc of lodging rooms has been reserved for $135/night. Mark Rose, of Florida Atlantic University, is handling local arrangements.

New this year is a "session organizer" site, which allows those seeking to form sessions to send in details and to solicit like-minded panelists. The BHC also has a new document that offers advice to potential panel organizers and presenters.

Please check back periodically; we will post additional information as it becomes available.