The organizers, Mark Rose and Francesca Polese, have arranged for two workshops, to be presented on the afternoon of Thursday, March 13, before the start of the regular proceedings. The cost of each workshop is $20.00; size is limited to 25 participants. Interested attendees may select and pay for either or both workshops as part of the registration process.
Workshop I: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Multilingual Business History: Past, Present, and Future
This workshop will consider issues of language in business history research and publishing and the challenges these issues present for both editors and authors, especially those for whom English is not their first language. Are English-language journals dominant in terms of prestige and, if so, what effect is this having on the development of the discipline? What challenges do young scholars without English as a first language face in getting published and read, and what strategies might they best adopt to overcome these as they seek to develop a career? What role do/should the journals have in shaping the language of business history?
Patrick Fridenson, Editor, Entreprises et Histoire, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS)
Andrew Popp, Incoming Editor, Enterprise & Society, University of Liverpool
Philip Scranton, Editor, Enterprise & Society, Rutgers University
Ray Stokes, former editor of the Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte/executive editor of Business History, University of Glasgow
Workshop II: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
The Promise and Perils of the Euro
This workshop focuses on the historical and contemporary relationship between currency (the Euro) and politics in Europe. Topics include experiences with earlier monetary coordination; Maastricht, the road to the Euro, and its early development; the ongoing Euro Crisis since 2009; and the political, banking, and supervisory options today.
Youssef Cassis, European University Institute
Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow
Mary O'Sullivan, University of Geneva
Karin Sagner-Kaiser, Banking and Financial Supervision, Deutsche Bundesbank