Upcoming Workshops and Symposia

  • 'Perspectives in History' - Sixth Annual Conference of AAHANZBS
    3rd Nov 2014 The University of Sydney, Australia

    The BLHG will be hosting the 6th Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools on 3-4 November 2014 at the University of Sydney. The highlights include a plenary address from Emeritus Professor Graeme Dean, a postgraduate workshop featuring Liz Kirkby, an editors session featuring Cheryl McWatters (Accounting History Review) and John Shields (Labour History) and research from colleagues in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and the UK.


    Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 310,
    The University of Sydney


    Conference Program

    Monday 3 November

    9.00am - 9.30am


    Session 1 - Welcome and Plenary Address

    9.30am - 9.45am

    Greg Patmore, President, AAHANZBS


    9.45am - 10.30am

    Graeme Dean (University of Sydney)

    Plenary Address

    Historical analyses: Case studies in researching and teaching accounting within a "business school" at Sydney

    10.30am - 11.00am

    Morning Tea

    Session 2 - Business and War

    11.00am - 11.30am

    Johanna van Mosseveld (University of New England)

    Design and Production of the Australian Army Combat Uniform - A Schumpeterian Version of Defence Driven Technological Innovation

    11.30am - 12.00 noon

    Cheryl McWatters (University of Ottawa)

    Enemy mine: merchant networks, neutrality and wartime

    12.00pm - 1.00pm


    Session 3 - Work and Working Life

    1.00pm - 1.30pm

    Greg Patmore (The University of Sydney)

    UK Whitley Works Committees in the Inter-War Period

    1.30pm - 2.00pm

    Luca Marin (Swinburne University of Technology)

    The Italian Federation of Migrant Workers and their Families (FILEF) in Australia from the 1970s to the present.

    2.00pm - 2.30pm

    Grant Michelson (Edith Cowan University) and Shaun Ryan (Deakin University)

    (Still) Working: Narratives Of Employment In Australia

    2.30pm - 3.00pm

    Afternoon Tea

    Session 4 - Education and Literature

    3.00pm - 3.30pm

    Harry Knowles (The University of Sydney)

    Francis Place: the clash of ideas in the Education of London Working People 1807 - 1832

    3.30pm - 4.00 pm

    Venugopal Reddy (Pondicherry University)

    "When India can do her own engineering work and carry on her own industries…"?: technical education in colonial Madras, 1928-1947

    4.00pm - 4.30 pm

    Sandra van der Laan (University of Sydney), Lee Moerman (University of Wollongong), David Campbell (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

    Chronicles, chaos and comedies: A history by Samuel Turner III

    Session 5 - Annual General Meeting

    4.30pm - 5.00pm

    Annual General Meeting

    6.00pm - 9.00pm

    Dinner at Rubyos, 18-20 King St. Newtown

    Tuesday 4 November

    8.45am - 9.00am


    Session 1 - Postgraduate Research Forum

    9.00am - 10.00am

    Postgraduate Research Workshop and presentation by Lis Kirkby (The University of Sydney)

    10.00am - 10.30am

    Morning Tea

    Session 2 - Labour and Industrial Relations History

    10.00am - 10.30am

    Lis Kirkby (The University of Sydney)

    Reflections on the transportation of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to Australia in 1834

    10.30am - 11.00am

    Mark Hearn (Macquarie University)

    A 'grand delusion'? The Transport Workers' Union New South Wales Branch response to the Prices and Incomes Accord and enterprise bargaining, 1988-1995

    11.30am - 12.00 noon

    Bernard Mees and Cathy Brigden (RMIT)

    Before industry super: trade union campaigning and superannuation

    12.00 noon - 12.30pm

    Erling Rasmussen (AUT)

    Past and Present: Danish industrial foundations and their employment relations impact

    12.30pm - 1.30pm


    Session 3 - Editors Forum

    1.30pm - 2.30pm

    Why History Matters? - An Editors Perspective

    John Shields (Labour History, The University of Sydney)
    Cheryl McWatters (Accounting History Review, University of Ottawa)

    2.30pm - 3.00pm

    Afternoon Tea / Book Launch

    Grant Michelson (Edith Cowan University) and Shaun Ryan (Deakin University) - Book launch of Just Work (Palgrave Macmillan) by John Shields (University of Sydney)

    Session 4 - General Session

    3.00pm - 3.30pm

    Denis Nettle (Victoria University)

    What Killed the Australian Car Industry? : insights from a history of Repco, 1951-1987.

    3.30pm - 4.00pm

    Florian Ploeckl (University of Adelaide)

    Uniform Service? The Regional Efficiency of a Public Monopolist and the case of the Reichspost of the German Empire

    4.00pm - 4.30pm

    Gabriel D Donleavy (University of Western Sydney)

    Mid Century English Bankruptcy Patterns

    4.30pm - 5.00pm

    Bo Cheng, Yan and Susan Newberry (The University of Sydney)

    Paradoxes and tensions in New Public Management Reforms: the case of New Zealand's Earthquake Commission