After a one-year stay at the Library of Congress and aen enormous amount of work, I am finally able to take this weblog back on track. More news to follow soon!
Thanks to the OpenOffice Newletter Blog:
Douglas Brown has written Scientific Communication and the Dematerialization of Scholarship (ProQuest CSA, March 2007). The abstract:
Sage Ross has compiled a list of articles on how scholars could contribute to the Wikipedia project. Quote:
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School has become the first academic group within the University to contribute electronic versions of its publications to DigitalCommons@Columbia, the new University Libraries-sponsored “institutional repository” pilot program. The full back runs of three Center publication series --Working Papers, Occasional Papers and Event Reports-- are now available within DigitalCommons@Columbia, where they will be broadly available to scholars and researchers worldwide and where they will be permanently archived as part of the record of Columbia’s scholarly output. Future publications in these series will be deposited by CJEB staff directly into the DigitalCommons shortly after they are published....
“This valuable partnership between the Libraries and CJEB will help achieve the Center’s mission to promote knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context,” said Hugh Patrick, director of CJEB. “We are delighted to be part of such a significant digital enterprise in the scholarly community.”...
Papers and proposals for sessions are invited for the second APEBH conference. The conference theme is 'Varieties of Capitalist Development and Corporate Governance', around which we expect to organise a number of sessions. As at past conferences, we also welcome contributions on other topics in economic, social, and business history. Early career researchers are encouraged to participate. Researchers across a range of disciplines are warmly welcomed including economists, historians of economic ideas, business and society, management scientists, archivists, and social historians. The conference organizers are particularly interested in attracting papers that examine developments within the Asia-Pacific region broadly defined and/or papers that provide an international comparative perspective.
Found through Economic History Services: The internationally-refereed journal, Accounting, Business & Financial History announces its sponsorship of a workshop to be held at the Business and Labour History Groupof the University of Sydney. From their website:
The subject of the University of Sydney workshop will be: `History of Finance and Financial Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Rim’. The Asia-Pacific Rim is the home to the most diverse and fastest growing financial systems in the world. The papers must be historically informed.
Restyling Histor¥ had caused several site-internal links to become broke; I have fixed this problem today.
The Bank of Japan published the report of a workshop about the nature of Japan's prewar financial system. The press release (only in Japanese):
日本銀行金融研究所では、金融史研究の一環として、平成17年9月9日、「戦前期日本の直接金融と間接金融：戦前日本の金融システムは銀行中心であったか」と題するワークショップ（座長：香西泰・日本経済研究センター客員研究員）を開催した。 わが国の金融システムの歴史をみると、戦後は銀行中心であったとされているが、戦前については、１．銀行中心の間接金融型であったとする見解と、２．資本市場による資金調達を中心とする直接金融型であったとする見解が並存している。本ワークショップでは、この論点について、産業革命期から戦間期までの経済発展に伴う金融経済構造の変化を踏まえつつ、資金循環やリスク負担、コーポレート・ガバナンス等の幅広い観点から議論を行った。 本稿では、本ワークショップにおける報告、指定討論者によるコメント、参加者による全体討論等の概要を紹介する。
The full report can be dowloaded as .pdf-file: ワークショップ「戦前期日本の直接金融と間接金融：戦前日本の金融システムは 銀行中心であったか」の模様; papers and discussions can be found here.