€1.5 million ERC Starting Grant awarded to Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Lecturer in International Business and Enterprise at the Adam Smith Business School, has recently been awarded a €1.5 million Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project ‘EURECON – The Making of a Lopsided Union: Economic Integration in the European Economic Community, 1957-1992’.  The project commenced on 1 March 2017 and will last for five years.  Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol ERC Award.

Erasmus Mundus Master's degree in "Global Markets, Local Creativities"

Centre Members, Professor Jeff Fear and Dr Duncan Ross have been successful in gaining €3.2 million in funding for Erasmus Mundus Master's degree in "Global Markets, Local Creativities".   The key partners in this consortium are the Erasmus University, Rotterdam; the University of Barcelona; and the University of Gottingen in Germany.

The key focus of the programme will be to interrogate issues at the heart of the Centre's thinking: the history, contours and responses to globalisation; how firms, cities and regions can generate competitiveness in the face of global economic forces, and the types of institutional arrangements that build resilience and sustainable economic growth in a world characterised by intense volatility.

Congratulations to Jeff Fear and Duncan Ross.  Further details.

Research Associate Post, Centre for Business History in Scotland, University of Glasgow, UK

We are delighted to announce that Dr Chris Miller joined the Centre for Business History in Scotland as a postdoctoral research associate on 1 July 2016. 

Chris completed his PhD last year at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2015, and he has spent the next academic session teaching at the University of Tübingen in Germany.

His primary duties in the post revolve around pursuing his own research, which has included completing revisions for his forthcoming book, which is based on his PhD thesis, 'Planning and Profits: The Political Economy of Private Naval Armaments Manufacture and Supply Organisation in Britain, 1918-41'.  It will be published by the University of Liverpool Press in late 2017. That work is now largely completed, and, among other things, he is starting work on a new research project on 'Industry, the State and Pollution, 1860-1950'.

In addition, he has been working with Ray Stokes and others to develop a major funding proposal for a project on 'Digital Records and the Future of Business History Writing' as well as providing some administrative and other support for other Centre initiatives.

IHA Bursary

The Institute for the History of Aluminium based in Paris offers each year bursaries amounting to 2,300 Euros to students wishing to undertake Masters research or a doctoral thesis using its material.  The projects are selected by the quality of the question and the interest of the proposed subject of study.  All approaches are envisaged: industrial history, economic history, human geography, sociology, history of management, history of art etc.

Students also receive scientific support: access to the firm archives and documentation, integration into the permanent research of the association, meetings with witness participants in the aluminium industry etc.

For more information:, section 'bourses d'etudes'.