Third Canadian Business History Workshop

27 09 2013

The third Canadian Business History Workshop will feature presentation and discussion of two draft papers (circulated in advance). 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 the University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road, Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1 on Friday, 15 November 2013. 

We will start from noon onwards with lunch, which is kindly offered by the Department of History. Please make your way to the MacKinnon Building, Room 132 for both lunch and sessions.


The schedule is:

12:00-1:30 pm   LUNCH

1.30-2.30 pm     Jason Russell (Empire State College) “Making Canada’s Organization Men: Clarence Fraser, Bell Canada, and the Shaping of Modern Management”

2.30-3.00 pm     COFFEE BREAK

3.00-4.00 pm     Kristin Hall (University of Waterloo) “Business Men and Unmanly Practices: Trade Journals and The Gendered Challenges of Growth and Competition in the Late Nineteenth Century Canada.”


To facilitate planning, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to Andrew Ross ( by November 1st, 2013. 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 here