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Professor Dimitry Anastakis Rejoins the Board of the CBHA/ACHA

Professor Janis Thiessen, Chair of the Board of the Canadian Business History Association/l’association canadienne pour l’histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA), is pleased to announce that Professor Dimitry Anastakis has rejoined the Board.  Professor Anastakis is the L.R. Wilson/R.J. Currie Chair in Business History at the University of Toronto.  A Member of the College of

Chris Kobrak Research Fellowship Appointment Announced

The CBHA/ACHA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019-21 Chris Kobrak Research Fellowship in Canadian business history is Dr Matthew Hollow, for his project: Managing banking crises: Historical lessons from the handling of the Home Bank of Canada and the Canadian Commercial Bank collapses. Dr Hollow is a Lecturer in Strategy at the

Call for sponsored panels and papers for Canadian Historical Association (CHA) meeting at Western University, June 1-3, 2020

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) and will be sponsoring panels for the upcoming CHA Annual Meeting, which will take place June 1-3, 2020 at Western University. We encourage scholars to submit either: a) a full panel proposal; or b) an individual paper

CBHA/ACHA President Interviewed in Globe & Mail

Professor Joe Martin, President of the CBHA/ACHA, was interviewed this past weekend in the Globe & Mail on the importance of business history. You can read this inciteful interview HERE.

New Book Review Added

Michael Zakim, Accounting for Capitalism. The World the Clerk Made. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ix + 247pp., illustrations, notes, index. Cloth; ISBN 9780226977973, US $50.00. Read the book review HERE.

New Book Review Added

Phil Lind with Robert Brehl, Right Hand Man: How Phil Lind Guided the Genius of Ted Rogers, Canada’s Foremost Entrepreneur. Toronto: Barlow Books, 2018. xii + 357pp., photographs, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-1-988-02533-9, Cdn $29.99. Read the book review HERE.

Wilson/Currie Chair in Business History Appointment Announced

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto have announced that Professor Dimitry Anastakis has been appointed as the L.R. Wilson/R.J. Currie Chair in Business History. A Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society

Extended: Last Opportunity to Apply for the CBHA/ACHA Research Fellowship is July 31st!

The CBHA/ACHA, Canada’s leading organization for the study of business in Canada, offers support for a research project in an area of Canadian business history.  Applicants are encouraged to think creatively in developing proposals that will result in an academic product (scholarly article, book project, digital, oral or public history project)

CBHA/ACHA 2019 McGill University Conference a Huge Success

The CBHA/ACHA Annual Conference held at McGill University from on June 19th-20th, 2019 was a huge success. The conference, titled Crossing Boundaries and Constructing Linkages: The History of Montreal’s Square Mile in National and International Context, focused on the social and economic history of the Golden Square Mile in Montreal.

New Book Review Added

R. W. Sandwell, ed., Powering Up Canada: A History of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. xi + 482pp., map, figures, tables, plates, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 978-0-7735-4785-8, Cdn $120.00, Paper; ISBN 978-0-7735-4786-5, Cdn $ 37.95. Read the book review HERE.

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