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Here you can find the latest news and information about the activities of the GUG and the field of business history in general.

We gladly cover your announcements concerning business history here.

Research Prize of the Foundation for Personal History

The Institute for Personal History in Bensheim on the Bergstraße, Is once again awarding a research prize for 2018, which is awarded every two years.

This award is intended for an outstanding scientific monograph from the field of prosopographical, biographical or genealogical research. The work should be written in German and can take place thematically in every historical region of Europe. Participation is open; there are no restrictions on academic qualification work.

More information can be found on the following link.

GUG on Facebook

The GUG has its own Facebook site now. We are looking forward to your comments and likes.

ZUG in International Ranking

The Journal of Corporate History (ZUG) has for the first time achieved a ranking by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) in the "Business and Economic History" category in 2015. More information about the Academic Journal Guide can be found on the webpage of the ABS.

Call for the Business Archives Award 2014

Since 2001 the VdW awards a prize and the title «Wirtschaftsarchiv des Jahres» for historic corporate communication. The award focusses archives that make an important contribution to the acceptance of history and historical awareness in their respective companies. The subject includes publications, events, modern methods of communication and further activities.
You can find the call (German) here
(updated on September 17, 2013)

Immigrant Entrepreneurship online

The Deutsche Historische Institut Washington DC (DHI) presents the first results of their perennial research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present on their website
The aim of the project is a systematical analysis of the history of German first and second generation immigrants and their contribution to the development of the United States of America as a superpower.
The project offers an e-mail distribution list and is open for new articles. Further information and contact addresses can be found here.
(October 30, 2012)

New platform for Business History:

In 2010 business historians at Erasmus University Rotterdam started a new website: Business History @ Erasmus brings together Business researchers with an interest in the history of business. The goal of this platform is to unite researchers from the schools of History, Culture & Communication, Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Law in their endeavors to improve our academic knowledge in the field of business history and to incorporate insights from this field in teaching programmes.
Read more here

On January 6, 2011 the FAZ (Nr. 4; page 27) published an article by the chairman of our advisory board, Prof. Dr. Werner Plumpe, about the Euro Crisis. You find the article online here.

Yggdrasil - young guest and doctoral researchers' annual scholarships for investigation and learning

The Yggdrasil mobility programme promotes the internationalisation of Norwegian research by offering grants to international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in connection with research stays in Norway. The programme seeks to make Norway an attractive research destination for highly qualified international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in all subject areas, thus strengthening the Norwegian research communities involved.

Grant applications will be accepted from the following countries:
European countries: All countries, including all Council of Europe member states, except for the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
Non-European countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa.
This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

- Ph.D. students admitted to an organised doctoral degree programme;
- Younger researchers who completed a Ph.D. degree not more than six years prior to submission of the grant application.

Applicants must be affiliated with a higher education and/or research institution in one of the countries covered under the programme.

More information can be found here. (aktualisiert am 28.08.2012)
Source: Axel Springer AG, company archive

Source: Axel Springer AG, company archive