CFP – MHRG Annual Workshop 2019

This year’s MHRG workshop will be held on Monday, 9 September 2019 at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

The theme for this year’s workshop is “Management in Crisis”. This theme could be read in two ways. The first is “management” as the thing which is itself in some kind of crisis (arising from, for example, the experiences or aftermath of the 2008 credit crunch). The second meaning could be about managing something in the atmosphere of a crisis, such as the so-called “Brexit”. While papers on themes other than this main conference focus will be welcomed, we ask participants to frame their work in management in terms of its significance to current understanding(s) of management, challenges to existing historiographies, theory, or methodological approaches. We are particularly interested in seeing more feminist and post- and de-colonial analyses presented, as well as management history from outside of the UK context. Current PhD students and early-career researchers are also very welcome.

There will be NO FEE for this year’s workshop, so we hope that will encourage more people to come along to present or attend.

There are two main types of submission:

  1. Full Papers of around 4,000-8,000 words, excluding references. Where possible, these papers will be circulated in advance to the participants at the workshop and will be allocated longer slots in the schedule.
  2. Developmental Papers/Presentations. Please submit an abstract of c.250 words, excluding references.

We also welcome expressions of interest to organize sessions around specific topics, roundtables, debates, or technical and methodological sessions.

The deadline for submissions is Friday August 16th, 2019.

That date allows us about three weeks to put the final conference timetable together, finalise numbers for the venue, organise catering, and gives everyone a chance to organise hotel rooms and travel (if required).

Those colleagues who wish to submit papers and abstracts in advance of this date are very welcome to do so. We realise that many of you need to know ahead of mid-August if your paper has been accepted in order to negotiate time away and conference funding with your institutions. If you submit ahead of the deadline we will endeavour to give you an answer within 14 days of receiving your submission.

Please email submissions and any queries to Dr. Mitch Larson at the following email address:

Detailed information about how to register will be published in due course.  We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Kind regards,

MHRG Council