With these workshops, we seek to provide BHC members with an additional service. At the 2012 meeting in Philadelphia, we sponsored workshops focused on publishing and on jobs. This year, we shift our attention to the financial crisis and to job seeking, but from the vantage point of those interested in positions outside of the university. In 2014, with the meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, we will seek to create workshops of special value to our European members.
Workshop I: Thursday 1:30-3:15 p.m.
"The Financial Crisis of 2008-13: A Historical Perspective"
This workshop will examine some of the historical roots of the crises that have shaken the world economy over the past five years. Marc Levinson will explore the history of attempts to make financial systems safer and more stable through regulation. Against that background, Stephen Mihm will discuss the ongoing European financial crisis with emphasis on understanding why problems in relatively small economies pose a threat to the future of European integration.
Workshop II: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
"Business Historians in the Wild: Finding a Job beyond the Economics/History Department"
Panelists will include Jennifer Armiger (Educational Testing Service), Dalit Baranoff (ProQuest), Teresa da Silva Lopes (University of York Management School), and Josh Lauer (Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire). They will provide audience members with their experiences in finding jobs inside and out of the university. What types of skills and ideas, they ask, should historians and economists bring to interviews outside the "classical" history and economics departments?
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.
Francesca Polese, Bocconi University
Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University