From the Expertise Database

Our members are here to help journalists and other non-specialists deliver authoritative, nuanced understandings of the ways in which businesses have operated in their wider social, political, economic, and cultural worlds.
Roger Horowitz
Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at Hagley Museum and Library
Research Interests: Food, Labor, Religion, Technology, regulation, Consumer Culture

Roger Horowitz has written widely on production, consumption, unionism, and business history in American food industries, especially meatpacking. His book KOSHER USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food, will be published in April 2016.

Interest Groups of the BHC

In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.