The 2014 Business History Conference annual meeting will be held on March 13-15 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (GUG, Society for Business History) is handling local arrangements for the 2014 meeting. All sessions will take place at Goethe University in Frankfurt, and lodging will be in a number of area hotels.
The theme for the meeting will be "The Virtues and Vices of Business A Historical Perspective." The 2014 Program Committee consists of: Ed Balleisen, Duke University (chair); Chris McKenna, University of Oxford; Andrea Schneider, Gesellschafts für Unternehemensgeschichte (GUG); Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School (BHC President), and Jan-Otmar Hesse, Universität Bielefeld.
The preliminary program for the meeting has now been posted. Participants should check the program carefully and report any corrections to the web editor, Pat Denault. Substantive changes (withdrawals, conflicts, etc.) should be sent to Program Chair Ed Balleisen. Please note that changes submitted after February 21, 2014, will not be reflected in the printed program.
Paper presenters, including those in the Krooss Prize session, are reminded that they need to send an abstract of their papers for posting on the meeting website as soon as possible. These are not the abstracts submitted as part of the proposal process, but rather a short, c. 200-word paragraph about the main point(s) of the paper. Abstracts can most easily be submitted through the abstract submission form (linked from the navigation menu) or by sending the abstract as an email to Pat. Abstracts will be accepted until shortly before the meeting, but we hope to have them all posted by March 1. Papers may also be sent to Pat for posting; please send as email attachments, preferably in as a PDF.
If you have not yet reserved a room, please do so as soon as possible as there are competing events in Frankfurt and space is limited. We have identified a number of hotels for the meeting; contact information is available from the "Lodging" link on the menu.
Our on-line registration site is now open, and can be accessed from the link on the navigation menu. Everyone attending the conference is required to register. This includes all presenters, chairs, and commentators, as well as audience members without a place on this year's program. The registration fee covers costs associated with holding the conference, including room rental charges, coffee breaks, receptions, and audio-visual equipment. The deadline for on-line registration is March 6, 2014.
We will continue to update the site as more information becomes available; check back often!