Research

vintage trade card for Ivory Soap, girl holding bookThe Business History Conference has had a long and active publications program, from the institutionalization of its annual proceedings volume, Business and Economic History, to its early participation in H-Net, via H-Business, to its founding of a quarterly scholarly journal, Enterprise & Society, to its entry into the blogosphere with The Exchange.

 

Publications

  • Enterprise & Society

    • In 1998 the Trustees of the Business History Conference voted to establish a new quarterly journal, Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History, which began publication in Spring 2000 in cooperation with Oxford University Press; in 2015 the journal began publication with Cambridge University Press. A subscription to Enterprise & Society is included with BHC membership.

  • Business and Economic History On-Line

    • Beginning in 2003, Business and Economic History On-Line replaced the printed proceedings volume of BHC annual meetings, which had been published since 1972. Meeting participants may choose to publish the full text of their papers in this venue.

  • Business and Economic History (Print Archives, 1972-1999)

    • Business and Economic History, as a proceedings volume of the BHC, was published in print form through 1999; our web site includes complete tables of contents and links to full-text articles for five early volumes and for all volumes, 1972-1999. A cumulative index by author is also provided.

Networks

  • The Exchange

    • A blog devoted to news of interest to the business and economic history community, founded in spring 2010 by Pat Denault.
  • Expertise Database

    • Helps members of the media identify a historian capable of delivering authoritative, nuanced understandings of the ways in which businesses have operated in their wider social, political, economic, and cultural worlds.
  • H-Business

    • One of the earliest H-Net lists, H-Business was founded in April 1994 by Austin Kerr and Jeremy Atack, who served as the first coeditors. Subscription is open to anyone with an interest in business history; it is not confined to BHC members, though they are encouraged to subscribe.
  • Interest Groups

Research Tools