CFP: Economic and Business History Society (EBHS)

22 01 2014

Call for Papers

39th Annual Conference

Manchester, UK

May 29-31, 2014

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 39th annual conference, to be held at the Chancellor’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Manchester. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels, typically of three presentations. 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. In addition, day-delegate rates will be available to allow registration for individual days of the conference.


The keynote speaker at the conference dinner on 29 May 2014 will be the leading international business and economic historian Professor Leslie Hannah.  By tradition, the second afternoon of the conference will feature an optional trip to a place of historical interest, the Quarry Bank Mill at Styal, Cheshire, a cotton mill in the care of the National Trust.


Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words, a brief CV, and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2014. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by no later than March 1, 2014. All conference participants must register by May 7, 2014. Failure to register will result in deletion of participation from the program. Online registration will be available soon at In addition, completed papers must be submitted to your panel chair and other panel members by no later than May 7, 2014.


Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at, by email to, or to the Program Chair by postal mail:


Mark Billings

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Business History

University of Exeter Business School

Streatham Court

Rennes Drive





If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Mark Billings,, or EBHS President Neil Forbes (Coventry University,


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,, to see our editorial board and policies, as well as back issues.




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