CfP: 41st EBHS Conference (Montreal, May 26-28, 2016)

41st Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference
Hyatt Regency Downtown, Montreal, Canada
May 26, 2016 – May 28, 2016

The Economic and Business History Society (EBHS) is now accepting proposals for our 41st Annual Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown Montreal. Proposals for presentations on any aspect of ancient to recent economic or business history are welcome, as are proposals for whole panels. We welcome submissions from graduate students and non-academic affiliates. The 41st Annual Conference will also include a French track. La 41ième conférence annuelle accueillera des propositions et présentations en français comme en anglais.

The EBHS conference offers participants the opportunity for intellectual interchange with an international, interdisciplinary, and collegial group of scholars (typically about half our participants are from economics departments and half are from history or economic history departments). EBHS prides itself on its openness to new members and we offer reduced conference fees for graduate students and early career researchers (four years or less since doctorate earned). Our regular registration fees are reasonable, as is the cost of accommodation at the conference venue.

In addition to the sessions, there will be some activities that should be of interest to all participants. These include a tour of historical venues of Montreal. Of course, in keeping with the collegial nature of EBHS, there will be plenty opportunities for informal social activities within walking distance from the downtown-located Conference, including museums, fine dining, shopping outlets, the Old Montreal, as well as many ongoing festivals.

Proposals, in English or French, should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and contact details. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2016. The Program Chair will send a notification of acceptance of abstracts by March 1, 2016. Online registration is available at

Proposals may be submitted through the EBHS website at ebhs2016, or to the Program Chair by postal mail (not preferred):

Patrice Gélinas
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Atkinson Building, #254
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3

If you have further questions about the meeting or organization please contact Program Chair Patrice Gélinas, gelinas @, or EBHS President Lisa Baillargeon, baillargeon.lisa @

EBHS also operates a peer-reviewed open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History, edited by Jason Taylor (Central Michigan University). Conference papers and non-conference papers alike may be submitted to Essays for consideration. We invite you to visit our website,, to see our editorial board and policies, as well as back issues.

We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal!