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CFP: 1977-2017: The IWY National Women’s Conference In Retrospect

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1977 National Women’s Conference, the domestic answer to the United Nations’ International Women’s Year initiative.  The Houston Conference, as it came to be known, was the largest federally mandated gathering of American women in history.  On this occasion, 2000 delegates elected from fifty states and six territories and roughly 16,000 observers came together to craft a twenty-six plank National Plan of Action, submitted to President Jimmy Carter in 1978.  The conference remains one of the most imaginative and wide-ranging exercises in civic enga

CFP: March ’68. Fifty Years Later - International Academic Conference

On the 50th anniversary of March '68, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Institute of History and the Institute of Sociology at the Warsaw University invite you to an indisciplinary academic conference. We encourage historians, sociologists, political scientists, cultural experts as well as representatives of other fields in arts, humanities and social sciences. 

Business History Conference 2017 Awards Announced

Business History Conference (BHC) Prizes – 2017

At the Business History Conference’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 2017, officers announced the following recipients of BHC prizes.


Lifetime Achievement Award

The award is bestowed every two years to a scholar who has contributed significantly to the work of the Business History Conference and to scholarship in business history.