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.

Fully-funded doctoral positions in economic history

The Unit for Economic History at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has now an open call for applications to our Ph.D. program in economic history. I would be most grateful if you would be willing to help distribute this call to any student of yours who might be interested in applying.

Starting date is in September 2023. The positions are fully funded, salaried positions for four years. Two of the positions are open to applicants intending to do research on any topic in the field of economic history. The third position is open for applicants intending to do research in the field of business history.

Last day of application is: 2023-05-22

More information via the links below:

English: 3 PhD students in Economic History

PhD Scholarships in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships (2-4) in Humanistic Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research and Teaching at the Department of Business Humanities and Law. Expected starting date is September 1, 2023.

The PhD positions are 3-year full-time contracts connected to the Carlsberg Semper Ardens: Advance research environment “The Entrepreneurial Age: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in Society” with principal investigator Professor Christina Lubinski. Successful candidates will be affiliated with the Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit of the department.

The Rethinking Entrepreneurship project examines how entrepreneurship discourse shapes society. As managers urge their employees to become more entrepreneurial and newspapers debate the controversial role of the entrepreneurial “gig economy”, we look at entrepreneurship not just as a business activity but also as a narrative and a set of ideals that shape what we perceive as valuable and meaningful. The project group explores in which historical contexts our current understanding of entrepreneurship first emerged, how entrepreneurial discourse assigns value and legitimacy to some forms of behaviour over others, and by which mechanisms it affects social change. How we think and talk about entrepreneurship shapes a critical view of entrepreneurship and creates possibilities for reframing, which provide novel impulses for the future. We explore these questions in areas as diverse as founder-investor relations, labour policy, entrepreneurship education, diversity initiatives and tax law in an interdisciplinary and internationally comparative perspective.

We invite candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences, including entrepreneurship, history, law, sociology, political science, philosophy, innovation management and organisation studies. Candidates should apply with a first outline of an empirically specific and theoretically grounded research proposal. Applications will be judged by the qualifications and motivation of the candidate, the originality and rigor of the outlined project, the feasibility of the empirical work, and the relevance and suitability of the proposal for the Rethinking Entrepreneurship research environment.

Possible topics for PhD projects include (but are not limited to):

  • The role of language and discourse in founder-investor relations
  • The impact of entrepreneurship ideals on labour relations and policy
  • Entrepreneurship in the context of Danish and international tax law and policy
  • Entrepreneurial ideals at stock markets and exchanges, e.g. Nasdaq First North in Denmark
  • Conceptual history of entrepreneurship and related concepts
  • Evolutionary and historical perspectives of entrepreneurial actors in the maritime sector
  • Understandings of diversity, equity and inclusion in entrepreneurial narratives
  • Uses and abuses of entrepreneurship ideals in education

We invite PhD projects pertaining broadly to these topics. We are also open to alternative suggestions by candidates within the scope of the Rethinking Entrepreneurship research environment. Please articulate clearly how your project contributes to this research environment and the Department of Business Humanities and Law.

The Department of Business Humanities and Law is dedicated to an integrated approach to the contemporary challenges facing business and society drawing on the humanities, interdisciplinary social sciences and law. It emphasizes both problem-oriented research to understand those challenges and learning to build the life-long capabilities necessary to address them. Faculty within the Department of Business Humanities and Law have research backgrounds in all areas of law, politics, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, literature, theology, aesthetics, design and innovation, tourism and leisure management, cultural economics, leadership and strategy, pedagogic study, and other areas. What unites faculty is an overriding concern for the organization of the human within its multiple environments and, by implication, a research interest in the interdisciplinary “conversation” between humanities and social sciences. BHL also participates in numerous interdisciplinary cross-CBS activities. In line with this concern, the PhD should demonstrate a capacity to bridge across several of these environments.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS gives you the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of CBS’s associate professors and professors, supported by research related PhD courses. The programme is highly international, and every PhD student is expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time at another research institution as a visiting scholar. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme:  

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are in high demand.

CBS is committed to ensuring excellence, transformative and relevant teaching and research. Candidates who wish to join us must be interested in working in an organisation of this type and it is expected that the applicant shows an interest in joining the department’s research environment. You can read more about the department’s research here:

Application and admission requirements

Applicants must

  • have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process and a total of 180+120 ECTS). However, applicants who hold a one-year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. Candidates who enter the PhD program with a one year Master’s degree (60 ECTS) will be offered a 4 years program and will be considered a Master’s student for the first 2 years of the program.
  • have received the grade of 10 (or above) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined, or alternatively a weighted grade point average of at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone. If the grade point average is not met, documentation for being in the top 40% of the class is also accepted. 
  • have an educational background in the humanities or social sciences. 
  • have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS.
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking.

The application (see link below) must include a research proposal of three to five-pages. The project description must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question.
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method.
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material.
  • a work plan for the three years.

More information can be found here:

In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts.
  • documentation for being in the top 40% of the class (if grade requirements are not met).
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV).
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable).
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis)

The PhD student is enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Further information about PhD scholarships and the PhD programme can be found at

Employment and salary
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years. The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is currently approximately DKK 28,365 up to DKK 34,256 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement). 

Salary level and employment take place in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Academics’ Central Organization.

Recruitment procedure 
The Recruitment Committee shortlists applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. Applicants are informed whether their application has proceeded for assessment.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and will receive their personal assessment later. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please note that a positive assessment does not automatically result in an interview. Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

The application must be sent via the online link below. 

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see above), by the application deadline.

Information meeting

Should you have any further questions about the call and how it is to be a PhD student at BHL, you are welcome to join our online information meeting regarding this call on February 28, 2023, 16:30-18:00. There will be a presentation of the Rethinking Entrepreneurship research environment, the Department of Business Humanities and Law, and an opportunity to ask questions. Please sign up to receive access information using this link.

For further information please contact: Professor Christina Lubinski, email:; or Head of Department Professor Mitchell Dean, e-mail: Information about the department may be found at

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at

Closing date: 16 April 2023.

Alfred P Sloan Foundation Research Funding

Call for Letters of Inquiry: Historical Research on the Practices and Institutions of Social and Natural Science

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Grants of $75,000 – $250,000 to be awarded for original research in the history of science, technology, economics, and social science, focusing on areas of broad programmatic interest to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports basic research and public understanding of science, technology, and economic behavior. We believe that historical scholarship is valuable to understand the contemporary context of scientific research and that historical scholarship can be critically important to informing current and future research and policy practices. The Sloan Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for research projects to advance historical scholarship on thematic areas of interest to the Foundation as discussed below. A small number of full proposals will be invited based on submissions received in response to this Call.

Letters of Inquiry are invited between $75,000 – $250,000 and can be for the following types of research projects:

  • Faculty-led research projects of up to $250,000, with the aim of advancing original scholarship on a topic or theme of interest to the Foundation in the history of science, technology, economics, and social science
  • Dissertation improvement and completion projects of up to $75,000, to specifically support dissertation research expenses including travel, archival fees, and data collection, and up to one year of graduate student stipend (including summer funding, but not tuition) on a topic or theme of interest to the Foundation in the history of science, technology, economics, and social science. A faculty member must serve as the principal investigator for dissertation improvement and completion projects.

Themes and Topics of Interest

Through this Call for Letters of Inquiry, the Sloan Foundation is focused on advancing historical scholarship on the practices and institutions of natural and social science, engineering, and technology in order to better understand and strengthen the research enterprise. 

Themes of interest include but are not limited to: the changing nature of interdisciplinary research and collaborative team structures; the role of instrumentation, data, and computational tools within and across disciplines; the changing nature of research organizations; the formation and development of professional societies, conferences, and scholarly communication systems; the establishment and evolution of fellowship and training programs; and the formation and development of research funding agencies. These themes are directly related to some of the Foundation’s current programmatic and strategic interests. Cutting across all topics and thematic areas is an interest in examining issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and illuminating the role played by under-represented scholars and perspectives in the advancement and development of these areas.

Projects are expected to be predominantly focused on the United States, with a particular focus on the 20thand 21stCenturies. While broadly interested in the history of the natural and social sciences, engineering, and technology, we especially encourage projects that relate to current areas of grantmaking or previously completed programs.

Expected Research Approach and Outputs

  • Proposed projects are expected to involve historically oriented archival, oral history, or other documentary research and analysis techniques.
  • Research outputs expected to include scholarly works including monographs, articles, and dissertations.
  • Other outputs may include reports, workshops and other convenings, or presentations that share historical scholarship with scholars and practitioners.

Expected Team Structure and Eligibility

  • Lead principal investigator must be a faculty member either based at a United States university or college or working through an existing 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor organization.
  • A faculty member must serve as the principal investigator for dissertation improvement and completion projects.
  • Submissions from diverse teams led by Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o researchers and/or women are strongly encouraged. Submissions from researchers based at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are strongly encouraged.
  • Projects involving advocacy or lobbying activities are out of scope and not eligible for consideration.
  • Researchers may participate in a maximum of two proposed projects.

Submission Deadline

Letter of Inquiry submissions are due on Thursday, March 16, 2023, by 5:00pm Eastern.

Submission materials should be uploaded directly to the application portal at Any questions related to the application portal can be sent to

Submission Components

Complete submissions should include 5 components in the following order:

(1) 1-page Sloan Foundation Proposal Cover Sheet, summarizing key project details. Projects should have a proposed start date of September 1, 2023. The Proposal Cover Sheet is available at:

(2) Letter of Inquiry 3-4 pages in length (excluding budget table and other supplemental material)in 11-point font. Submissions should address the following questions, with each question serving as a section heading:

  1. What is the primary topic and what are the guiding research question(s)?
  2. What is the landscape of work in this area and what gap(s) will this research address?
  3. What are the archival collections or other resources on which the work will draw?
  4. Who are the key members of the research team?
  5. What is the project timeline, and what are its expected outputs?

The first and second sections should be roughly a page in length each, with the other sections being shorter in length.

(3) Budget Table for the proposed project. Total funding requests are allowed up to $250,000, with sub-awards to collaborating institutions allowed where appropriate. A sample Budget Table is available at: Allowable expenses include:

  1. For faculty: up to two-months summer salary per investigator per year, plus benefits, capped at $35,000 per investigator per year, based on project time commitments. In addition, sabbatical support will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2. For graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or undergraduate students: salary/stipend, plus benefits, based on project time commitment.
  3. Tuition reimbursement: Requests for graduate student tuition reimbursement are allowed up to a maximum of $12,000 per student per academic year, with justification provided.
    • Tuition is not an allowable expense for dissertation improvement and completion grants.
  4. For project-related administrative and research staff: salary, plus benefits.
  5. Research implementation expenses: data acquisition, archive fees, travel, computing, transcription, and other direct research expenses.
  6. Dissemination and presentation expenses: travel, meals, lodging, conference fees, room rentals, speaker stipends, audio-visual equipment, and other dissemination expenses.
  7. Indirect overhead expenses, capped at 20% of direct costs (overhead expenses are not allowed on tuition reimbursement).

(4) References/Bibliography List of up to one additional page

(5) Brief CVs of key project leads and personnel (no more than 2 pages per person)

Submission Review Process

Given the large number of expected submissions, we will be unable to discuss the details of any potential submissions in advance. Following initial review, a small number of selected submissions will then be invited to prepare full proposals for consideration. Depending on the number of submissions received, it is expected that 4-8 grants may be awarded, with award decisions expected by August 2023.

About the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a nonpartisan not-for-profit, grantmaking institution dedicated to improving the welfare of all through the advancement of scientific knowledge. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in four broad areas: direct support of research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics; initiatives to increase the quality and diversity of scientific institutions and the science workforce; projects to develop or leverage technology to empower research; and efforts to enhance and deepen public engagement with science and scientists. | @SloanFoundation

Digital History PhD studentship

Call for PhD applicants in the History of Digital History

Individual AFR grant – Call for PhD applicants in the History of Digital History

The Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is looking for motivated and qualified candidates with an interest in the history of digital history to develop, with our help, an application for an individual AFR PhD grant (Luxemburg National Research Fund).

The doctoral project would take place within the framework of a new research project & network about the history of digital humanities that is currently being developed by Dr. Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH) and Prof. dr. Julianne Nyhan (Technische Universität Darmstadt/ University College London).

We are interested in applicants who seek to explore the nexus between (digital) technology and changing modes of historical knowledge production. Possible topics include but are not not limited to:

  • The early beginnings of historical computing in the 1950s and 1960s or humanities research from this period or before that integrated algorithmic research methods or thinking, not necessarily using machines.
  • The development of historical computing in the Eastern bloc.
  • The international Association for History and Computing (1986-2005)

If selected for an AFR, the PhD candidate will be offered a work contract (up to 4 years) at the University of Luxemburg and will be jointly supervised by Dr. Zaagsma and Prof. Nyhan.

Your profile

  • Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a Master degree in History, Digital History or Humanities, or a related field in the Humanities
  • Good verbal communication and academic writing skills in English;
  • Linguistic skills corresponding to your chosen topic (German, Russian, others).
  • Enthusiasm for research and critical thinking.

We actively encourage applicants from underrepresented social, economic, and cultural backgrounds to apply, as we strongly believe that an intercultural and diverse team strengthens the research and practice of digital history.

Successful AFR applicants will be offered:

  • An exciting multi-disciplinary and international research environment with ample opportunities to exchange with scholars at the University of Luxembourg;
  • A highly competitive salary for a full-time PhD position for a period of maximum 4 consecutive years (3+1 years);
  • A package of mentoring, training and career development as well as access to a wide range of courses and seminars offered by the University of Luxembourg. A close connection with the Chair of Humanities Data Science and Methodology, TU Darmstadt will be encouraged, including the opportunity to actively participate in the research-related events and activities of the Chair, as mutually agreeable.

Doctoral candidates are encouraged to actively engage in disciplinary, interdisciplinary as well as transferable skills trainings and to develop their scientific profile and network through participation in international conferences.

About the University of Luxembourg and the C²DH

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. 1,420 academic staff (including 950 doctoral candidates) supporting 268 professors, assistant professors and lecturers in their teaching. The academic staff originates from 94 different countries, and the 6,783 students from 130 different countries.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) is the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on high-quality research, analysis and public dissemination in the field of contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on new digital methods and tools for historical research and teaching.

How to apply?

Prepare your complete application including:

  1. a cover letter including your personal motivation for the PhD project;
  2. a CV (incl. links to publications and/or previous projects);
  3. a project description for your PhD project (max. 2 pages) that includes the research area, and objectives.

Please send your application to, whom you can also contact for questions.

The deadline for applications: 13 February2023 at midnight CET (Luxembourg time) and candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by 22 February. The deadline for submitting the AFR grant applications is 8 March 2023. The applicants will be informed by July 2023 whether the application has been accepted for funding.

NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society

The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies at the Hagley Library in Wilmington, Delaware for junior and senior scholars whose projects make use of Hagley’s substantial research collections. Scholars must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degrees by the February 15 application deadline. In accordance with NEH requirements, these fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years. These fellowships are made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Fellowships may be four to twelve months in length and will provide a monthly stipend of $5,000 and complimentary lodging in housing on Hagley’s property. Hagley also will provide supplemental funds for local off-site accommodations to NEH fellowship recipients who can make a compelling case that special circumstance (e.g. disability or family needs) would make it impossible to make use of our scholar’s housing. Scholars receive office space, Internet access, Inter-Library Loan privileges, and the full benefits of visiting scholars, including special access to Hagley’s research collections. They are expected to be in regular and continuous residence and to participate in the Center’s scholarly programs. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during their residency. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions, but only those that do not interfere with their residency at Hagley. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently.


Deadline: February 15

Requirements for application: (Apply online at ).

Applicants also should arrange for two letters of recommendation to arrive separately by the application deadline. These should be sent directly to Carol Lockman, Questions regarding this fellowship may be sent to Carol Lockman as well.

NEH-Hagley Fellows 2022-2023:

Anna Andrzejewski

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Building Paradise:  The Creation of South Florida’s White, Middle-class Retirement and Vacation Landscape, 1945-1970

Trish Kahle

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Qatar

Confidence in Our System:  How an Electric Utility Remade a Deindustrializing Energy System

Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics

Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics supports completion of exceptional dissertations for which the Hagley’s Library research materials constitute a significant source and that connect with the mission of the National Fellowship Program. The Galambos Fellow is expected to be in residence at Hagley for the fall and spring academic year. While in residence, the Fellow will receive an office, stack access, inter-library loan privileges, internet access, the opportunity to present a paper in Hagley’s seminar series, and complimentary  use of Hagley’s accommodations for visiting scholars.  The Fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 for one year. The application deadline is February 1.

Like other National Fellows, the Galambos Fellow is paired with a senior scholar in the fellow’s field who will serve as a mentor and provide critical guidance during the year. The Galambos Fellow meets with a Mentor while in residence to assemble her/his research network, and receives summer training for leadership in the academy, higher education, and related institutions. Expenses for network events and activities are paid for by a dedicated budget for each Fellow.

Applications are accepted through the National Fellowship Program of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. To apply, go to Please direct questions to Carol Lockman,

Recruitment update: Jobs & studentships in the UK

University of Glasgow – Economic & Social History

The Economic and Social History subject area of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow are looking to recruit two positions, one an open-ended lectureship in international political economy, the other a tutor in global economy (also open-ended)

University of Glasgow – Adam Smith Business School

We are recruiting for a Lecturer in Political Economy in the Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy cluster.

University of Northumbria – Newcastle Business School

Doctoral studentship: Portable steam engines and British industrialisation, 1840-1870 (RDF23/EIS/BOTTOMLEY)

About the Project

The British industrial revolution marks the genesis of modern economic growth, the transition from a universal regime of subsistence or near-subsistence, to one of material abundance. Conventionally, the role of coal (burnt to produce heat energy) in conjunction with steam-power (transforming this heat energy into mechanical energy) was believed to be critical. It released Britain from the energy restrictions inherent to any organically based economy, wherein virtually all energy inputs are derived from what can be grown from the land, be it firewood to provide heat energy or food and fodder for man and beast to provide mechanical energy (Wrigley, 2010); between 1600-1913, the per capita energy ‘budget’ in England increased 80 fold (Warde, 2007).

For more information:

Business Archives Council News

The BAC Wadsworth Prize was awarded to Greg Finch this year for his book The Blacketts: A Northern Dynasty’s Rise, Crisis and Redemption, published by Tyne Bridge Publishing in 2021. It has been reviewed in Business History by John Wilson. 

Because the BAC’s Annual Research Support Bursary had not been awarded since 2018, three grants were made, to: 

  • Chris Corker, to support the completion of a project on the history of stainless steel
  • Lewis Smith, to access the National Gas Archive and History of Advertising Trust to analyse how nationalised industries fed into issues such as gender, masculinity and public service
  • Emma West, for her project ‘Art in the Pub: Democracy, Community and Gender’, which will explore how brewers made arts and cultural activities available to pubgoers from the 1930s to the 1960s. 

The BAC Cataloguing Grant was awarded was given to the Arts University Bournemouth for work on the Thorp Modelmaking Archive, a unique collection of photographs and documents recording the history of the oldest architectural modelmakers in Britain. The company was founded in 1883. 

Some ABH members may also be unaware of the sad news that Lesley Richmond died on 28 September. Lesley was the former University Archivist, where she managed the Scottish Business Archive, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Business History in Scotland, both at the University of Glasgow. She wrote extensively about business archives and produced several guides to business archive collections, as well as undertaking surveys of business archives still in private hands. Many business history researchers will have benefitted from her knowledge and expertise.

Business Archives Council Bursary

The Business Archives Council’s bursary for business history research provides financial support for researchers to access business and organisational archives who would not otherwise be able to do so. The closing date for this year has been extended, but applications must be in by 30 September. Information about the bursary, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the BAC website –