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Business History Conference Call for Papers/Civilizations


2017 Business History Conference Annual Meeting

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.

Re: Looking for a case study on using oral history to heal racial tensions

Dear Keith,
Sounds like a great project.

I bring to your attention a few anthropologically-informed studies that have led indirectly to a healing of racial divisions and/or a fostering of inter-community communication that you may want to consider. Each involved collaborative anthropology and college or university students:

* The Other Side of Middletown. Exploring Muncie's African American Community (2004, Alta Mira; Luke Eric Lassiter et al, eds).

CFP: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2017

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

Call for Papers

The Area of Education, Teaching, History, and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the Popular Culture and American Culture Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, to be held April 12-15, 2017, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel.  For detailed information please see http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/.