Call for Papers: Association of Business Historians

30 09 2014

Call for Papers
Association of Business Historians
23rd Annual Conference, 3-4 July 2015,
University of Exeter Business School
Business and the Periphery
The Association of Business Historians 23rd Annual Conference will be held on 3-4  July 2015 at the University of Exeter Business School on the beautiful Streatham  campus.

The conference theme will be ‘Business and the Periphery’. The conference will  explore the boundaries of business history and the conference committee will interpret  this theme broadly to welcome paper and session proposals which address historical  themes relating, but not limited, to business operating on economic, financial,  geographical, social, political, religious, technological, legal, regulatory and other  peripheries.

The conference will feature a roundtable on ‘Business History after the Research  Excellence Framework (REF)’. The Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop will precede  the conference on 2-3 July 2015 and will be subject to a separate call, as will the
Coleman Prize for the best PhD thesis on business history completed on a British subject or at a British university.

The conference committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or complete research tracks of 90 minutes in length. Each individual paper proposal should include a short abstract, a list of 3 to 5 key words, and a brief CV of the presenter.
Proposals for research tracks should include a cover letter containing a session title and the rationale for the research track. The organisers also welcome research papers on any topic related to business history which are outside of the conference theme. If you have any questions, please contact the local organiser Mark Billings at:

The deadline for submissions is 27 February 2015. Notification of acceptance will be made by 20 April 2015. Please send proposals by email to: by post to:

Mark Billings
University of Exeter Business School
Streatham Court
Rennes Drive
United Kingdom



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