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Annual EBHS Conference

Organized in 1975, The Economic and Business History Society encourages interdisciplinary scholarship in the areas of business and economic history and the application of historical perspectives to current issues. The Economic and Business History Society holds its three-day annual conference during late April or in May. Members and friends are invited to attend and participate through presenting papers, entering into discussions on a wide range of topics and joining tours of business or historical sights in the area. A prominent part of each conference is the annual banquet held Friday evening of each conference. Each year a widely recognized speaker is invited to present the address. The annual meeting also provides an opportunity for friends to informally discuss topics pertinent to their shared interests.

  • 42nd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

    May 25, 2017 – May 27, 2017

    Oklahoma City skyline at twilight (Wikimedia Commons)  

    The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 42nd Annual Conference, to be held at the historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Call for Papers is open until March 1, 2017. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

  • 41st Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

    May 26, 2016 – May 28, 2016

    La Crosse Confrence Program

    The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 41th Annual Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown Montreal (May 26-28, 2016).

    The EBHS conference offers participants the opportunity for intellectual interchange with an international, interdisciplinary, and collegial group of scholars. In addition to the sessions, we will be organizing some social activities that should be of interest to all participants.

    Further details of the conference will be posted here as well as to the EBHS mailing list.

    Registration Program

  • 40th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

    May 28, 2015 – May 30, 2015

    La Crosse Confrence Program

    Online video of Jeffrey G. Williamson's keynote address Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1774, given at the EBHS La Crosse conference, May 28–30, 2015.

    Final list of delegates with institutional affiliations and emails (PDF). 

    Updated Program, May 20 (pdf)   Arriving in La Crosse 

    The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) will hold its 40th annual conference at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

    The keynote speaker at the conference dinner will be Professor Jeffrey Williamson, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University.

    In addition to the sessions, we will be organizing some social activities that should be of interest to all participants. These include a riverboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi and a trip to the ballpark for dinner and a prime seat in the Lumberyard, home of the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League; for those interested in good minor league baseball, more information may be found at http://northwoodsleague.com/. Of course, in keeping with the collegial nature of EBHS, there will be ample opportunity for informal social activities, and La Crosse has no shortage of great options. 

    Further details of the conference will be posted here as well as on EBHS mailing list.

    Call for Papers and Online Submissions PDF

  • 39th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

    May 29, 2014 – May 31, 2014

    Manchester from Kersal Moor

    The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) held its 39th annual conference on May 29 - 31, 2014, at the Chancellor’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Manchester, UK.

    Program

    Presentations

    Thank you all and welcome to EBHS 2015 held at La Crosse, University of Wisconsin, May 28–30, 2015!

  • 38th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

    May 23, 2013 – May 25, 2013

    Baltimore Inner Harbor (By G. Edward Johnson, Wikimedia Commons)

    The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) will hold our 38th annual conference on May 23 - 25, 2013, at the Tremont Plaza Hotel and Grand Historic Venue in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The conference will include a keynote address by historian Louis Galambos and a guided tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Self-guided tours of the nearby Mount Vernon cultural and historic district are available, and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a short walk away. The sessions will take place in an opulent former Masonic temple that is connected to the hotel by walkway. The hotel is an award-winning boutique hotel with a kitchenette and free wireless Internet in every room.

    Call for Papers

    Online Submissions (closed)

    Registration

    Schedule & Program

    Transportation Tips

    GO Airport Shuttle: Special Fare Rates for EBHS Attendees & Guests

    Conference Photos