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40th Annual Conference, La Crosse, WI
May 28-30, 2015

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 40th annual conference, to be held at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates.

The EBHS conference offers participants the opportunity for intellectual interchange with an international, interdisciplinary, and collegial group of scholars (typically about half our participants are from economics departments and half are from history or economic history departments). The EBHS prides itself on its openness to new members and we offer reduced conference fees for graduate students and early career researchers (four years or less since doctorate earned). Our regular registration fees are reasonable, as is the cost of accommodation at the conference venue.

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.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is March 2, 2015. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by March 15, 2015. Online registration will be available soon at www.ebhsoc.org.

Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at www.ebhsoc.org/conference/, or to the Program Chair by postal mail:

Mike Haupert
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
USA

If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Mike Haupert, mhaupert@uwlax.edu, or EBHS President Erik Benson, erik.benson@cornerstone.edu.

EBHS also operates a peer-reviewed open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History, edited by Jason Taylor (Central Michigan University). Conference papers and non-conference papers alike may be submitted to Essays for consideration. We invite you to visit our website, www.ebhsoc.org , to see our editorial board and policies, as well as back issues.

We look forward to welcoming you to La Crosse!

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 a brief curriculum vitae. 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 brief curriculum vitaes 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 and 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 upload the brief curriculum vitae(s) as a supplementary file 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.

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2015-03-03.