42nd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference

Call for Papers
42nd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference
Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK
May 25-27, 2017

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 42nd Annual Conference, to be held at the historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. 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 to the sessions, there will be some activities that should be of interest to all participants. The Skirvin is located next to the Bricktown section of Oklahoma City and is known for its unique shops and restaurants. Oklahoma City is also home to a world class zoo and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There is also the opportunity to see Bricktown Ball Park and perhaps to catch a minor league game.

Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2017. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by March 1, 2017. Online registration will be available soon at

Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at

If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Vincent Geloso, , or EBHS President Fred Gates, .

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Oklahoma City!

42nd Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference
Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK, May 25-27, 2017