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Reminder: CBHA/ACHA Annual General Meeting

A reminder to attend the Annual General Meeting of the CBHA/ACHA scheduled for Monday January 14th, 2019 at the Rotman School of Business, 105 St George Street, Toronto from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Guest Speaker will be distinguished historian and lawyer C. Ian Kyer. He will speak on the

New Book Review Added

Richard J. Grace, Opium and Empire: The Lives of William Jardine and James Matheson.Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014, 2016. xvii + 453pp., illustrations, maps,notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-0-7735-4452-9, Cdn $34.95, Paper; ISBN 978-0-7735-4726-1, Cdn $ 29.95. Read the book review HERE.

Invitation to Lecture: How to get Businesses to Start Valuing their Archives

CBHA/ACHA members and their guests are invited to a special lecture at McGill University titled Keep or Shred? How to get Businesses to Start Valuing their Archives.  In this presentation, head of communication and editorial services Anders Sjöman will share thoughts and learnings from the Centre for Business History in Stockholm (

Preview Video for the Documentary on the History of the Canadian Financial System

A preview video is now available for the upcoming documentary on the history of the Canadian financial system.  Titled Stability and Crisis: The History of the Canadian Financial System, the documentary is produced by acclaimed director Kevin Ferraday and will be released in spring 2019. This documentary is based on

New Book Review Added

Geoffrey Poitras of Simon Fraser University reviews the book Back From the Brink: Lessons from the Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Crisis by Paul Halpern, Caroline Cakebread, Christopher C. Nicholls and Poonam Puri (2016). Read the book review HERE.

Applications Open – Wilson/Currie Chair in Canadian Business History

       The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Canadian Business History. The complete advertisement for the position, including specifics regarding submission

Two New Book Reviews Added

David González Agudo of University of British Columbia reviews the book Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey and published by University of Chicago Press (2016). Chris Armstrong of York University reviews the book From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution

Call for Papers – ASAC 2019

The Business History division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) invites you to submit a paper, extended abstract, case, symposium or workshop proposal for the 47th annual ASAC conference. The conference theme, “Harvest,” comes from our understanding of the vital role agribusiness plays in contributing to local prosperity and

Call for sponsored panels and papers for Canadian Historical Association (CHA) meeting

“Conversations across time, place, and culture,” at the University of British Columbia, June 3-5, 2019 The Canadian Business History Association/l’Association canadienne pour l’histoire des affaire (CBHA/ACHA) is an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). In this capacity the CBHA/ACHA is able to sponsor panels for the upcoming CHA Annual Meeting, which will take

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