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45th Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
May 28-30, 2020

The 45th Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown. Our general theme is Economic and Business History at the Crossroads. Here we would encourage reflections on ‘crossroads’, as sign of cultural and commercial interchange, geographic meeting places, exchanges and entrepots, and temporal and historical moments of divergence and contingency. However, individual proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic, business, or financial history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We also encourage submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

Atlanta is in many ways the capital city of the southern United States. It has a long history as a crossroads, either for railroads, highways, or airways–as well as being of critical importance in the Civil Rights Movement. The city boasts some of most iconic Civil Rights Era landmarks and museums, as well as being home to a number of major American corporations. Optional tours will be available at both the Civil Rights Museum, and the World of Coca-Cola. Atlanta also features a variety of sports, music, and restaurants that will interest conference participants. Our keynote address will by made by Professor Anne McCants who is the MacVicar Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at MIT.

Atlanta is well known for its wonderful music scene, collegiate and professional sports, and amazing food. The Conference will be headquartered at the Sheraton Atlanta, located in downtown Atlanta, close to the Peachtree Center and easily accessed by car or via MARTA mass transit system. The Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta international airport¬ is one of the busiest and best connected in the world, offering ease of access from all over the world.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is January 15, 2020. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by February 1, 2020. Online registration will be available soon after at www.ebhsoc.org. Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website or by email to the program chair and/or the President.

If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Craig McMahon (craig.mcmahon@villanova.edu) or EBHS 2020 President Simon Mollan (simon.mollan@york.ac.uk).

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta!

Author Guidelines

Papers

The Economic and Business History Society welcomes proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic or business history. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

Panels

The Economic and Business History Society welcomes proposals for whole panels, typically of three presentations. Panel proposals should include a panel abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details of the authors. We hope that you upload the abstracts of the individual papers as supplementary files. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

How to Submit

When submitting a proposal with our online service, you are first guided through setting an account (in case you don't already have one). The accounts set up for previous conferences should work. Please include your postal and email addresses as well as telephone number there. This account is also used for registration after proposal is accepted. 

Next you are asked to fill out a submission preparation checklist and to read our copyright notice. You may also enter comments concerning your submission to the conference program chair.

You may then enter the authors, title, abstract and keywords of your proposal. Please do not add your contact details to the abstract field.

You may upload supplementary file or files (curriculum vitaes, abstracts of panel papers, full papers) in the next stage of the submission process.

If you are submitting a whole panel, you may upload all the abstracts and CVs of the participants as supplementary files.

Finally, you are asked to confirm your submission. You may modify your submission later.

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Step one of the submission process