The Centre for Business History in Scotland offers a varied programme of events and seminars throughout the year, often in partnership with the wider department of Economic and Social History Seminar Programme 2021.

EVENTS 2021

Economic & Social History

Economic and Social History Seminar Programme 2021.

Association of Business Historians (ABH)

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the ABH 2021 conference to be held at Strathclyde University was cancelled.  The Coleman Prize and the Tony Slaven Workshop will go ahead through Zoom and Microsoft Teams in June 2021.

Business History Conference

The BHC 2021 annual meeting was a virtual meeting on the Hopin virtual events platform held on 11th-13th March 2021, "Business History: Building for the Future".  Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow gave the Presidential address. The Centre for Business History in Scotland co-sponsored the Business History conference.

Business History Online Seminar

Various meetings and talks have been organised regarding the start of a new project, named Business History Online Seminarand it is comprised of the following academics, Adrian Cozmuta, Niall MacKenzie and Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow and Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School.   

Events 2020

Association of Business Historians (ABH)

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the ABH 2020 conference to be held at the Nottingham University Business School was cancelled.  The Coleman Prize and the Tony Slaven Workshop went ahead through Zoom and Microsoft Teams on 25 June 2020.

Book Launch

The Centre for Business History in Scotland and Economic & Social History held a book launch event on Thursday, March 2020 in the Hillhead Library Hall, Glasgow - We Are Cuba!  How a Revolutionary People have survived in a Post-Soviet World", by Helen Yaffe, Yale University Press.  This was presented by special guest, Cuban Professor and former Economy Minister, José Luis Rodríguez.  José Luis Rodríguez is an academic economist who held top positions in Cuba's Revolutionary Government.  As Minister of Economy from the mid-1990s to 2009 he helped steer Cuban economy to rcovery from the Special Period of economic crisis precipitated by the collapse of the Soviet bloc.  Today, is Deputy Director of the World Economy Research Centre (CIEM) in Havana.

Events 2019

Events 2018

Coleman Prize 2020

Coleman Prize 2020

  • Akram Beniamin was awarded the prize for his thesis titled: ‘Cotton, Finance and Business Networks in a Globalised World: The Case of Egypt during the first half of the Twentieth century’.
  • The presentation sessions were conducted through Zoom and were a success (no technical hitches). An audience of 20 was present for the duration and there were high levels of engagement. Feedback was received from several attendees stating that they really enjoyed the session and were glad that we went ahead with presentations.

Tony Slaven Workshop 2020

Tony Slaven Workshop

The 2020 Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop took place on 25 June using Microsoft Teams in lieu of face-to-face interaction at the annual conference. The COVID-19 lockdown crisis precluded an in-person meeting, but four of the original five student participants were available to join us on the day electronically.  We therefore had four student presentations and a professional development session led by Neil Rollings on publishing in the field of business history.  The students received feedback from the academics and occasionally asked each other questions about their research. We are pleased to say that for the most part the technology worked well and we were not inconvenienced much by problems in that way.