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Article about Companies' Museums
(From: The Economist, Nov 23, 2012)

The HSBC Archives has posted three short videos (10 min each aprox) on the history of the bank.
Please watch 150 years HSBC

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Call for papers

LSE Economic History Thesis Workshop
The Department of Economic History at LSE is now inviting external papers for
its weekly Thesis workshop. The workshop runs weekly in term times on
Wednesday from 5-7pm and is attended regularly by faculty and department
research students. The format is a maximum 45 minute presentation, usually on
a paper at advanced stage of research and preparation, with a further 45
minutes for questions and discussion.

The workshop is ideal for those in the final year of their PhD research who
wish to expose their research to an audience of peers and senior academics
and test ideas and methodologies prior to completion of their thesis.

To apply to speak in Michelmas term 2013 (Thursday 3 October - Friday 13
December 2013), please send details of your proposed paper to Workshop
conveners Natacha Postel-Vinay ( and / or Judy
Stephenson ( by Wednesday 26th June 2013, giving
details of your Thesis title, institution and expected submission date. We
will contact those applying within (at the latest) 2 weeks of this date.
Further information you find at the LSE-Webpage
(posted on 4th June 2013)

New Publication

Franz Mathis - Mit der Großstadt aus der Armut. Industrialisierung im globalen Vergleich
The key for moving out of poverty is rising productivity of human labor. Since the late 18th century, this was primarily achieved through industrialization. Industrialization takes place when large cities derives. In order to make industrial mass production sense for potential entrepreneurs, pooled mass markets are necessary. Major cities as the decisive cause of industrialization – This is a new thesis, which falsifies all previous attempts of explanation and is empirically supported by a global comparison.
27,90 EUR

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Philip Scranton and Patrick Fridenson: Reimagining Business History, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Read more...

Orly C. Meron: Jewish Entrepreneurship in Salonica, 1912–1940. An Ethnic Economy in Transition
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Olivier Londeix: Le biscuit et son marché. Olibet, LU et les autres marques depuis 1850, Presses Universitaires de Rennes 2012, € 20.00.

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