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Emotion Concepts in Urdu and Bengali

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that Volume 11, Issue 1 of Contributions to the History of Concepts has been published by Berghahn Journals. This issue features a special section titled Emotion Concepts in Urdu and Bengali. The aim of this section is to clear the theoretical and methodological ground for an investigation of emotion concepts in South Asian traditions.

Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: www.berghahnjournals.com/contributions

Hagley Library Fellowships/Grants Awarded July 2016

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in July, 2016.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is October 31th.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.


Carol Ressler Lockman

Manager, Hagley Center

PO Box 3630

Wilmington DE  19807

CFP: Civilizations



2017 Business History Conference Annual Meeting

Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 2017


Civilizations is the theme of the 2017 Business History Conference meeting. From the House of Medici to Japan, Inc., business and commerce have shaped society and public life.  Eighteenth-century social theorists such as Montesquieu and Smith described the “civilizing” process of long-distance trade networks in agricultural staples and luxury goods in the transition from feudalism to commercialism.