Classroom Frontiers: Business History Course Development in Baltimore on 5 April 2018
2018 BHC Meeting Workshop: Classroom Frontiers: Business History Course Development Workshop
The Copenhagen Business School PDW Series
Classroom Frontiers: Business History Course Development Workshop
Thursday, April 5, 2018, c.9am-1:30pm
To register for this workshop, use the BHC annual meeting registration form.
Baltimore Embassy Suites Inner Harbor, 222 St Paul Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202
Classroom Frontiers: Introduction and Three Pilots: Entrepreneurial History, Public History, Financial History
9:30am-10:00am Entrepreneurial History - Dan Wadhwani (Univ. of the Pacific)
Dan Wadhwani (in collaboration with Noam Wasserman) is currently in the process of developing a course in “Entrepreneurial History.” The plan is to offer it as a general education course at the Greif Center of Entrepreneurship, University of Southern California. The course is structured in three modules: (i) Origins of entrepreneurial capitalism (examining the big macro entrepreneurial opportunities that have transformed capitalism); (ii) From Organization Man to Entrepreneurial History (focusing on changes in technology, policy, financing, careers, and corporate strategy, which have unleashed entrepreneurial endeavors; (iii) Making History (examining techniques by which entrepreneurs use the past to make and legitimize the future.)
10:00am-10:20am Commentator: Bill Gartner (Babson College)
10:20am-10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am-11:00am Public History - Ken Lipartito (Florida International University)
Ken Lipartito teaches courses on public history, where he works with students in applying history skills to a variety of non-academic spaces—museums, historic sites, government agencies, public policy organizations. Several of his graduates have found employment outside of academia—in the Library of Congress, for the military. In 2016-17 he was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Next Generation Ph.D Grant, to expand opportunities for history graduate students seeking employment beyond the academy. He also runs a number of community based projects in Miami, working with institutions in creating digital archives and historical exhibits. As a principal in the Business History Group, LLC he consults with business, government and non-profit entities to write organizational histories and provide historical expertise for legal, strategic and policy matters.
11:00am-11:20am Commentator: Mads Mordhorst (Copenhagen Business School)
11:20am-11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am-12:30pm Financial History: The Great Depression in Real Time - Mary O’Sullivan (University of Geneva)
Mary O’Sullivan is teaching a course on international economic history, in which she includes a module titled “The Great Depression in Real Time” based on her latest research on economic history and economic policy. She uses a variety of different primary sources to discuss the way in which policymakers tried to understand and react to the crisis as it emerged. She is focusing in particular on policy makers at the Fed who were grappling with policy challenges related to the country’s domestic financial system.
12:30pm-12:50pm Commentator: Per Hansen (Copenhagen Business School)
12:50pm-1:30pm Concluding discussion