The Institute for Economic and Business History Research at Stockholm School of Economics (EHFF) invites researchers to the Cold War Business History conference, in Stockholm, Sweden March 11 2016. The conference is open for all interested researchers, not only for presenters of papers.
The conference focuses on the participation of businesses (outside the defense industry) in the defense effort (or in preparedness or contingency planning) during the cold war. This includes, but is not limited to: war production (including preparations for war production), contingency storage of raw materials and foodstuffs, planning for evacuation or relocation, and participation in government planning committees and information services.
We are delighted to be able to have presenters from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Oman, the United Kingdom, and The United States, as well as from four Swedish Universities at the conference.
We are also especially delighted that Professor em. Donald Mrozek, at the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies at Kansas State University has accepted to give the key note presentation.
Below, you will find further information on the conference:
There is no conference fee but please confirm attendance to Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org latest at February 25 – or before February 15 if you would like to attend the conference dinner.
The conference is held in room 750 at Stockholm School of Economics https://www.hhs.se/en/about-us/visit-us/
Lunch and dinner is held at Stockholm School of Economics.
There is a dinner open for presenters and participants of the conference. The dinner is held in theOhlin room at Stockholm School of Economics at 7 pm. Registration for the dinner is mandatory. Attendance should be confirmed with Marie.email@example.com before February 15..
0900 - 0915 Opening of conference (Dr Erik Lakomaa, Dr Kristoffer Strandqvist)
0915-1045 Session 1: Preparations for war and war production
1100-1230 Session 2: Information and planning
1400-1530 Session 3: Civilian industries in the defense effort
1545-1700 Key note presentation – Professor Don Mrozek, Kansas State University
1900- Conference Dinner (the Olin room)
Stockholm School of Economics is located within 100 meters from the Rådmansgatan Metro station and is also within walking distance from the City Centre https://www.hhs.se/en/about-us/visit-us/. There are frequent bus and train service from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to the City Centre.
There is no designated conference hotel but we recommend either Hotel Birger Jarl http://www.birgerjarl.se/default-en.html or Hotel Hellsten http://hellsten.se/en/Hotel_Hellsten.
Both hotels are within short walking distance from Stockholm School of Economics.
Further information will be available at www.hhs.se/ehff . If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Marie Wahlström at Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org
For the organizing committee:
Erik Lakomaa, PhD
The Institute for Economic and Business History Research