Friday, April 21, 2017

BHC Awards Announced at Annual Meeting

In addition to the Hagley and Gomory book prizes previously featured, the Business History Conference presented the following awards and prizes at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics & History, Yale University

Herman E. Krooss Prize, for the best dissertation:
Gerardo Con Diaz, Yale University, 2016
"Intangible Inventions:  A History of Software Patenting in the United States, 1945-1985"

K. Austin Kerr Prize for the best first paper presented at a BHC meeting by a new scholar:
Kelly Kean Sharp, “No Free Market: The Enslaved Marketwomen and Butchers of Charleston's Centre Market Stalls”

Philip Scranton Prize, for the best article in the 2016 volume of Enterprise and Society:
Petri Paju and Thomas Haigh, "IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter," no. 2 (June 2016): 265-300.

Mira Wilkins Prize, for the best article in the 2016 volume of Enterprise and Society pertaining to international and comparative business history:
Petri Paju and Thomas Haigh, "IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter," no. 2 (June 2016): 265-300.
The BHC meeting also serves as the venue for the announcement of the recipients of the Rovensky Fellowhip for dissertation research. The awardees for 2017-2018 are:
Emilie Connolly, New York University, for "Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism"
Devin Kennedy, Harvard University, for "Computing's Economy: Technology and the Making of Modern Finance, 1930-1975"