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Oral History Association Annual Meeting this October

Hello one and all I have two questions.  I will be attending the OHA Annual Meeting this coming up October.  I am very honored that I have a scholarship from the Southwest Oral History Association to help offset the costs.  However, I will still need to come up with quite a bit more money for travel and hotel reservations.

Call for Participants: Oral History of Working-Class Women in Higher Education, 1960s-70s

My name is Bethany White and I'm working on the oral history of working-class women in higher education in England between 1965-75 for my PhD research. I am aiming to interview women who attended higher education in the time period and who would have considered themselves 'working-class'.

I am looking for women who attended a higher education institution during this time period, who would have thought of themselves as ‘working-class’ (even if they no longer do!), and who would be willing to take part in an informal interview about their experiences.

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.

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.