Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop in Business History

23 10 2012

Association of Business Historians

The ABH is holding its second Tony Slaven doctoral training workshop on 27th and 28th June
2013. This is immediately preceding the 2013 ABH Annual Conference at the University of
Central Lancashire and participants will also be welcome to attend the Annual Conference.
This is an excellent opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their work with other research
students in business history-related disciplines in an informal and supportive environment.
Students at any stage of their doctoral career, whether first year or near submitting are
encouraged to attend. In addition to providing new researchers with an opportunity to discuss
their work with other research students in a related discipline, the workshop will also include
a session related to career development.

Business history doctoral work is spread over a large number of departments and institutions
and by bringing students from throughout the UK together for an annual workshop, we hope
to strengthen links between students working on business history and related topics. For the
purposes of the workshop `business history’ is therefore interpreted broadly, and it is
intended that students in areas such as (but not confined to) the history of international trade,
investment, financial history, agricultural history, not for profit organisations, governmentindustry
relations, government policy towards trade and industry, accounting history, social
studies of technology, and labour history will find it of interest. Students undertaking topics
with a significant business history related element but in disciplines other than economic and
business history are therefore also welcome. We would welcome papers from students
researching any era whether, modern, early modern or medieval.

A limited number of Tony Slaven scholarships are available, to contribute towards the travel,
accommodation and registration costs of attending the doctoral workshop and ABH
conference. These will be awarded competitively prior to the workshop.

Students will present for around 20-30 minutes, with roughly the same time for discussion.
Participants would also be expected to act as discussant for one of the other papers being
presented. First year students might with to present an overview of their project, including
research questions and methodology. Those at a more advanced stage of their thesis might
wish to present a draft chapter, or focus on one particular section or aspect of their thesis.

Students interested in attending the workshop should send their application to Dr Sheryllynne
Haggerty, Department of History, School of Humanities, University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Email
The application should be no more than 4 pages: a one-page CV; one page stating names of
the student’s supervisors, the title of their thesis, the university and department where they
are registered, the date of commencement of their thesis registration*; a two page abstract of
their paper.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to 12th April 2013.
*Students should clearly state if they wish to be considered for the Tony Slaven scholarships.
For further information, please contact Sheryllynne Haggerty at the above e-mail address.



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