OAP Workshop online sessions

Interested in joining us online for the 13th OAP workshop on history, historicity and historical process in Management and Organization Studies (MOS)? While there are no more places for in-person attendance for the workshop jointly organized by ESADE, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL and ESSEC on 8th and 9th June in Barcelona, you can join us online for the hybrid events! Register on EventBrite for free: Remote access to OAP 2023 Historicity & OS Tickets| Eventbrite. The fantastic Keynotes by Profs Bill Foster and Paloma Fernandez Perez will be online!

Online sessions:

8 June

3 PM-4.15 PM CET (Hybrid mode)

Keynote lecture 1 by William Foster (University of Alberta) “Organizational Memory Work: The promise of the past”

9 June

11.30-12.30 CET

LIVE STREAMING YOUTUBE – Panel 1 – History in the making: historicizing memory with and for MOS. With Stéphanie Decker (Birmingham University), Laura Lucia Parolin (University of Southern Denmark) and Pierre Labardin (Université de la Rochelle). Animation: Daniel Arenas (ESADE) 

17.00-18.00 CET

STREAMING YOUTUBE – Keynote lecture 3 by Paloma Fernandez Perez (UB)  “Hybrid actors and networks and the history of global scientific and technological businesses.”

BRIDGE research grant for “Historical Perspectives on De-globalization and Geopolitics”

Profs Stephanie Decker (BBS) and Marcelo Bucheli (UIUC) were awarded a BRIDGE seedcorn funding for their research project on “De-globalization and geopolitics – the impact of economic nationalism and economic security on business diplomacy, and corporate political activity” (DeGEO). The geopolitical environment of international business has significantly changed n response to increased nationalism globally. Yet the current trend for de-globalization should be seen in the context of varying appetites for international integration across the 20th century. The joint University of Birmingham – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BRIDGE project will study the political and diplomatic strategies developed by multinational corporations in times of deglobalization.  In the present times, hostility to globalization and renewed calls for protectionism have created a challenging political environment for multinational corporations.  How multinationals have adapted to deglobalization and nationalism in the past can provide insights into current deglobalization trends. The project builds on previous collaboration by the investigators and will focus on developing high-quality publications and a publicly accessible short-form book on the history of multinationals.

The “Birmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, Engagement and Education” (BRIDGE) was signed in March 2014 by the University of Birmingham’s Vice-Chancellor and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Chancellor at the University of Illinois. The BRIDGE agreement establishes a framework for creative knowledge exchange across disciplines through frequent, purposeful, face-to-face meetings between faculty, staff and students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. What makes the BRIDGE partnership so distinctive is that it is genuinely multi-disciplinary, with over 70 cross-faculty links spanning Biosciences, Economic and Physical Geography, Psychology, Neuroscience, Environmental Genomics, Railway Engineering, Maths, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, American & Canadian Studies, Classics, History of Art, African Studies, Cultural Heritage and Education.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Birmingham jointly established the BRIDGE Seed Fund of $200,000 to stimulate wider academic engagement between the two universities. The BRIDGE framework aims to deepen these existing collaborations and develop wider faculty networks to: build cognate research areas; expand educational exchange opportunities; and strengthen strategic aspirations for institutional engagement.

Event: Origins & evolution of professional football clubs

Register now for this in person event on The origins and evolution of professional football clubs from a business, management, and organizational history perspective taking place on the 22nd – 23rd June at Birkbeck, University of London. 

Professional football provides fertile ground for historians interested in exploring continuity and change. It has undergone considerable change and evolution in terms of its identification as an industry – historically football identified as a representative competition between locales, and in many countries profit or even turnover were not considered significant in the purpose of clubs. The entry of broadcasting and the opportunities for related entrepreneurship and licensing in the context of the game have created the opportunity for much of the change that the game has undergone, with a considerable increase the problem of “appropriability” (Buchanan, 1965; Demsetz, 1970; Coase, 1988), in which club owners have struggled to capture the benefits of these innovations, although they have often pushed to exploit them. Many of the benefits have flowed to players, who have seen increased status through the “economics of superstars” (Rosen, 1981) where highly talented played have seen their bargaining powers increase.

 We invite papers looking at club football from a management and business history perspective, especially those drawing on archival or oral history research.  Papers should seek to contribute to a developing stream of research including Dizin et al (2004), Walters and Hamil (2013), Gillett and Tennent (2017) and Fernández-de-Sevilla (2021). Secondly, following Gillett and Tennent (2020) we aim to broaden the realm of business and management history by providing opportunities to look at theoretical and empirical themes related to the professional football industry such as project-based enterprise, hybridity, or the role of not-for-profit organisations in business.

Benefits of attending 
  • Receive critical feedback on and review of in-progress academic work
  • Network with academics and practitioners in the field with the potential to encourage impact collaboration
  • Understand the current state of academic work on management and business in the football industry
  • Professor Geoff Walters, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Sean Hamil, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Dr Kevin Tennent, University of York
  • Dr Alex Gillett, University of York

Venue details:

  • School of Business, Economics and Infomatics
  • Birkbeck College
  • Malet St,
  • London
  • WC1E 7HX
Event Fee 
  • BAM Members: £10
  • BAM Student Members : Free (10 places available)
  • Non -BAM Members : £20
If you are booking multiple paid events as a Non-Member, it may be cheaper for you to purchase a BAM Membership as nearly all BAM Events are free or at a discounted rate for Members.

For more information, please visit BAM Membership

To register please login to your account and proceed with the registration for the event by pressing the “book now” button on the top right side of the workshop page. Please complete the registration by the 23.59 UK time on the 8th June.

Please contact us via e-mail at eventsofficer@bam.ac.uk should you have any queries. 


The programme for the Email Archiving Symposium is out now:

The keynote is by Nicole Hemmer

Image of keynote speaker Nicole Hemmer.


As historians begin tackling the work of analyzing the 1990s and early 21st century, they are learning that the traditional paper trail — the memos, records, and correspondences that make up so much of the historian’s craft — peters out, and that a world of born-digital sources takes its place. Few historians have been trained to tackle these new archives; even locating emails, videos, and websites remains a monumental task. Nicole Hemmer, a historian of the near-past, will talk about her experiences working with born-digital sources and the challenges the profession must overcome as it reaches the end of the paper-trail era.


Nicole Hemmer is director of the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Center for the American Presidency and associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University. She is author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics and Partisan: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s. She co-hosts the podcasts Past Present and This Day in Esoteric Political History, and is a columnist at CNN.

To register click here.

CfP Archives of Economic Life

Archives of Economic Life

A Researching Event for Historians of Capitalism and Corporate Archivists

The Centre for Economic Cultures at the University of Manchester invites submissions for a two-day networking workshop for historians of economic life in the UK, to be held on June 8 and 9, 2023. The workshop will bring together early- and mid-career researchers in the history of capitalism, business, and economic life to discuss research interests and reflect on the history of capitalism in the UK. Scholars will not only engage with each other but will also work with archivists from some of the leading corporate collections in the UK, exploring opportunities for collaboration and research development.

The organizers are keen to identify scholars in the UK pursuing the history of global capitalism and interested in the possibilities that corporate archives might provide in terms of knowledge mobilization and impact agendas. The history of capitalism is understood capaciously – including the history of economic life, business, political economy, consumption, labour, and economic thought – as well as transnationally, and a variety of methodological approaches are welcome. Proceedings will include small-group workshops to discuss shared challenges, presentations of research agendas/works in progress, and panel discussions. The emphasis will be on meeting and discussing rather than formal presentations, but participants should expect to speak about their research agendas and works-in-progress.

Please send an email to the organizer, Dr. Alexia Yates (alexia.yates@manchester.ac.uk) outlining your interest in the workshop, along with a short CV (2 pages) and a 300-word description of a relevant work-in-progress by May 12, 2023. Funding from the AHRC is available to support travel and accommodation expenses.

Call for Research Proposals – The 19th Accounting History Symposium  

Saturday 1st July 2023 

Format: Face-to-face 

Time: 9.00 am -1.00 pm 

Venue: The Star on the Gold Coast, Australia 

Following the great success of the 18th Accounting History Symposium, held on Wednesday 7th December 2022, the Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG) is pleased to announce the first event of 2023. The 19th Accounting History Symposium will be held on 1st July 2023 at the Star on Gold Coast, Australia. Associate Professor Carolyn Fowler of Victoria University of Wellington will be the guest speaker for the symposium. Carolyn is the joint editor of the Accounting History Journal and will give a talk about writing for and publishing in the Accounting History Journal. She will provide valuable insights and a behind-the-scenes overview of the process, the timing, and key points to enhance the quality of manuscripts. We are delighted to have Carolyn as the 19th Accounting History Symposium guest speaker in 2023.

In addition to the guest speaker, individuals interested in making a presentation about a planned or existing research project are invited to submit a research proposal (of no more than three pages, single-spaced) containing the following information: 

1. Project (working) title 

2. Background (or scenario for investigation) 

3. Main research objective in one sentence 

4. Concise key research question(s) 

5. Research methodology 

6. Period selection 

7. Limitations of the study 

8. Expected (original) contribution.

The due date for submission of research proposals is Friday, 19 May 2023, and should be sent to 

acchis.sig@gmail.com (please also copy in giulia.leoni@unige.it and maryam.safari@rmit.edu.au

In addition to the presentations of research proposals relating to accounting history, a panel of scholars will be in attendance, discussing and/or providing feedback on the presentations of the participants. 

The following registration fee will be applicable for the participants via the AFAANZ website: 

  • AHSIG members: $65 
  • AHSIG non-members: $90 

The registration fee will cover the catering including morning tea and lunch. 

We look forward to your participation at the 19th Accounting History Symposium

Giulia Leoni and Maryam Safari 

AHSIG Convenor and Deputy Convenor 

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CfP Social History of Migration

Call for Papers 

Migration in Modern Times: Systems – Routes – Experiences – Conflicts 

Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 64 (2024) 

The next issue of Archiv of Sozialgeschichte invites contributions in a research field that has fundamentally changed during the last years. Migration history stands at the intersection of different methodological debates and epochal approaches. It has moved away from the struggle for recognition that was initially marked by the need to emphasise the potential ‘achievements’ of migrant-receiving countries or migrants. The issue aims to consider current research trends and invites contributors from different (social-) historical disciplines to reflect on the future of the history of migration, both empirically and theoretically. The issue focuses on the time from the 18th century onwards, without excluding contributions on earlier periods. 

Migration systems 

The term migration system, which in our understanding only refers to stable connections between (world) regions through mobility over the course of long periods of time, has long been established in research. Since the 15th century, the movement of Europeans to the Americas and to colonies in other regions of the world has formed a pattern well into the 1950s. Likewise, the centuries-long deportation of Africans to Latin America and the South of the (later) USA until the second half of the 19th century referred to as the ‘Black Atlantic’ describes a similar process. Systems of migration do not only apply to the voluntary movement of migrants. Rather, it would be desirable to include debt-labour relationships, which have been the focus of much recent research and which affect numerous migrants from Asia. Bonded labour relations which are temporary de jure but not always de facto, allude to the temporary dimension of migration, which is not necessarily permanent. We are interested in return migration movements as well as seasonal patterns, regardless of whether they were controlled by harvest cycles of residence regulations, the importance of which is obvious, for example, for nurses from Eastern Europe working in Germany. On the one hand, the search for patterns requires the inclusion of the demo-economic situation in the regions of origin and the differently organised labour market in the target regions. This puts emphasis on the state as an important steering body that must be taken into account, without migration policy being the primary interest of the volume. On the other hand, it is important to take into account the actors who organise the movement between the region of origin and the target region, formally or informally, legally, semi-legally or illegally. Only by bringing both sides together will we be able to understand, for example, the long-term and stable recruitment of care workers from the South East Asian island countries to work in Europe and North America. 

Routes, means of transportation, networks 

The actors mentioned above consequently raise questions about the means of transportation available to migrants, the routes they used and the networks they were supported by or remained trapped in. Footpaths are still important today (and the knowledge about them is a key to illegal border crossing), but shipping, rail and air links have fundamentally changed the infrastructure of migration. Ports, railway stations and airports have become central relay stations that not only serve as interfaces between different sections of migration but also often block the latter because epidemic regulations enforce quarantines or entail forced accommodation in sometimes extraterritorial shelters under asylum law. The volume particularly addresses this tension between mobility and immobility, emphasising that regions of origin and target regions are not clear-cut starting and ending points of migration, which in some cases– such as migrant labour – remained closely linked. 

Experiences, knowledge and conflicts 

Above all, on arrival, it is often uncertain whether a place – usually a city – will or even should become the final destination. Timeframes, largely determined by the potential wish to return, also shape migrants’ strategies. It is no coincidence that they often try to find employment in trade and gastronomy. Such strategies need to be examined more systematically, also taking the importance of ethnic or religious networks into account. Last but not least, we are interested in whether these participation rights, including the right to vote, are claimed and when, and what reactions can be observed in the majority society. Local workers have often denied migrants participation in the labour market – a constant challenge for trade union organisations, especially as employers have often used ethnically or racially discriminated groups as strikebreakers. In addition to the labour market, the housing market is particularly prone to conflict, showing that migration does not invariably equate to poverty. The Russians who have fled to Georgia are sometimes viewed with suspicion because their above-average professional qualifications enable them to pay very high rents. While the volume will not be able to systematically analyse all of these fields of conflict, we do hope for conceptual and empirically rich contributions. 

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation will host a conference, expected to take place in October 2023, to discuss ideas, themes and questions for contributions on the subject of AfS 64 as outlined above. We invite scholars to submit proposals of no more than 3,000 characters by 5 June 2023. Abstracts, conference papers and subsequent contributions may be submitted in German or English. Subsequently, the editors of the Archiv für Sozialgeschichte will select contributions, which should be approximately 60,000 characters (including footnotes). The submission deadline for contributions is 31 January 2024. 

The Archiv für Sozialgeschichte is edited by Claudia Gatzka, Kirsten Heinsohn, Thomas Kroll, Anja Kruke, Philipp Kufferath (managing director), Friedrich Lenger, Ute Planert, Dietmar Süß and Meik Woyke. 

For further information and all articles in open access up to 2021, see: https://www.fes.de/afs/ 


Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 
Email: afs[at]fes.de 
Tel.: +49 228/883-8057 
Web: http://www.fes.de/afs 

Lecturer in Business History & Heritage

Lectureship (T&R) in Business History and Heritage

– closing date 11 of May 2023 –

The new post is in the Department of Business and Society at the School of Business and Management (QMUL).


The post holder will contribute to our  BSc Management in which we already offer two modules in Business and Management in Historical Context year 1 (compulsory) and Business and History Year 2 (elective). In addition, we would like to add another module in year 3. The post holder will also contribute to the MSc Heritage Management (a program that is directed and mostly delivered by Dr Ed Legon a Social and Business Historian). 

We are interested in established lecturers but also (and perhaps especially) in scholars that have just submitted their PhD or achieved their doctorate recently. 

Dr Giuliano Maielli

Reader in Organisation Studies
Head of Department of Business and Society
School of Business and Management
Queen Mary, University of London


Accounting Biographies collection freely available

SAGE Publications has established a new Editors’ Choice Collection for Accounting History on the theme “Accounting Biographies”. The articles in this new collection are freely available for a limited period until 30th May 2023 and are found at the following link:https://journals.sagepub.com/page/ach/accountingbiographies?pbEditor=true

This augments the prior Editors’ Choice Collection on the same topic from 2015 and will be a handy reference for authors seeking to submit on any of the upcoming Special Issues (see: https://journals.sagepub.com/page/ach/call-for-papers) or a general issue of the Journal.

There are now 22 Editors’ Choice Collections for Accounting History, with the series designed to cover key themes within the accounting history field. These are updated and refreshed from time to time. Details relating to the other Collections are available at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/page/ach/collections/editors-choice/index.

In order to receive journal Contents alerts, please click on the “Sign Up” button located in the “Connect with us” box on the journal home page found at: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ach

We hope that you find the newly-added collection, as well as the previous ones, to be helpful and enjoyable reading!

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran

Editors, Accounting History

Gibson Award for the best article in Accounting History announced

The 2022 Robert W. Gibson Manuscript Award was awarded to Lee Moerman and Sandy van der Laan for their article ‘Accounting for and accounts of death: Past, present and future possibilities’ which was published in volume 27, issue 1 of Accounting History.

The award is presented to the author(s) of the article published during the year “which makes the most significant contribution to the accounting history literature”.  We feel sure that you will join us in congratulating Lee and Sandy for this high-quality contribution to accounting history scholarship. 

The 2022 Robert W. Gibson Manuscript Award is sponsored by the AFAANZ Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG). Their sponsorship support is much appreciated. Our thanks are also expressed to the members of the AHSIG and Accounting History Editorial Board who submitted votes during the voting process. 

We also wish to acknowledge voting also highly commended the paper by Alan Sangster and Fabio Santini ‘Lost in translation: Pacioli’s de computis et scripturis’ in Volume 27, issue 3.  

Carolyn Cordery, Carolyn Fowler and Laura Maran 

Editors, Accounting History