Fifth Canadian Business History Workshop

2 10 2014

Toronto Stock Exchange, 1878 Source: Wikimedia Commons

We are pleased to invite you to the Fifth Canadian Business History Workshop, which will feature presentation and discussion of two draft papers (circulated in advance) and a discussion of teaching business history.

The workshops have become a regular meeting of the network of Canadian scholars working on varied aspects of business history and we welcome all new participants.

This fall’s workshop will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario on1the afternoon of 14 November 2014. We are meeting in the Ernst & Yonge Boardroom (Room 3220 in the School of Business and Economics Building) on campus.

We will start from noon onwards with lunch, which is kindly offered by the School of Business and Economics, and the Faculty of Arts.

The schedule of the Workshop is:

Location: Ernst & Yonge Boardroom (School of Business and Economics, room 3220)

1200-1245h  LUNCH

1245-1345h  Keith Neilson (Royal Military College), “The Imperial Munitions Board (IMB) in the First World War”

1345-1400h   COFFEE BREAK

1400-1500h  Mark Sholdice (University of Guelph), “The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario and Conservation Debates in the United States, 1911-1921”

1500-1600h  Teaching Business History, Matthias Kipping (Schulich School of Business, York University), Joe Martin (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), David Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University)

To facilitate planning, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to David Smith (dasmith@wlu.caby 1 November 2014. Early notice would be appreciated.

If you cannot attend, but are interested in future events and news about Canadian business history, please join the Canadian Business History Group / Groupe d’historiens des affaires canadiens, accessible at



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