Presented papers
A selection of papers presented at international events

Francisco Beltrán Tapia

coming soon

Marten Boon

  • Petropreneurs: business opportunities in the Rotterdam Oil Port, 1860-2000s. 7th Transnational Rhine Conference; Düsseldorf, 21-23 September 2017.
  • Making Markets: Royal Dutch/Shell and the commoditisation of oil, 1974-1986. 21st Annual Congress European Business History Association; Vienna, 24-26 August 2017.
  • Theoretical approaches to commodity trading companies. Workshop Commodity Trading Companies in the First Global Economy, 1870-1913; Rotterdam, 3-4 February 2017.
  • Trading Soviet oil: traders, markets and prices, 1970s-1980s. 20th Annual Congress European Business History Association  / 1st World Business History Conference; Bergen (NO), 25-27 August 2016.
  • Deuss' demise: an oil trader's struggle to keep up with the market, 1970s-1990s. Association of Business Historians / Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte; Berlin, 27-28 May 2016.
  • Ports as trading hubs? Market structure, physical flows and the trading function, 1880s-1980s. Annual Meeting American Association of Geographers; San Francisco, 29 March - 2 April 2016.

Hans Otto Frøland

  • Judicial Aspects relating to the Exploitation of Forced Labour: Norway in Context. Conference 'The International Crimninal Responsibility of War's Funders and Profiteers'; Hong Kong, 23-24 June 2017. 
  • (with Mats Ingulstad) The Specter of Supply Dependency. A Comparative Analysis Across Commodity Sectors in the 20th Century. NYU Abu Dhabi Conference 'OPEC and the Global Energy Order From its Origins to the Present Time'; Abu Dhabi, 18-20 April 2017.
  • The intellectual idea behind the Fate of nations - project. Fate of Nations Opening Conference; Trondheim, 3-4 March 2017.

Ingeborg Guldal

  • Managing the unmanageable. Policy response to a volatile copper price in colonial and post-colonial Zambia. Summer School in Comparative and Transnational History: Theories, Methodology and Case Studies; Florence, 18 - 21 September 2017.

Mats Ingulstad

  • The Inexhaustible mine. Imaginary markets for marine minerals. 3ROceans methodological workshop; Lerwick (Shetlands), 21-24 September 2017.
  • (with Hans Otto Frøland) The Specter of Supply Dependency. A Comparative Analysis Across Commodity Sectors in the 20th Century. NYU Abu Dhabi Conference 'OPEC and the Global Energy Order From its Origins to the Present Time'; Abu Dhabi, 18-20 April 2017.
  • International Institutions and the Fate of Nations. Fate of Nations Opening Conference; Trondheim, 3-4 March 2017.
  • Knowledge capture or resource rentierism. Technology transfer in the Norwegian oil sector. Workshop 
    'Space, place and the management of scarce resources symposium'; Oxford, 2-3 November 2016. 

Gwendolyn Claire Lin

coming soon

Pål Sandvik

  • (with Espen Storli) The Scandinavian states and the international oil industry before 1940. 21st Annual Congress European Business History Association; Vienna, 24-26 August 2017.
  • Political Regulation of Natural Resources: Introduction. Fate of Nations Opening Conference; Trondheim, 3-4 March 2017.

Jonas Scherner

  • Massive government intervention, but no failure: Germany's man-made fiber industry in 20th century Europe. 21st Annual Congress European Business History Association; Vienna, 24-26 August 2017.
  • An industrial axis? The economic cooperation between Italy and Germany during World War II. Conference 'The Axis Alliance in Global Perspective'; Konstanz, 7 June 2017.

Espen Storli

  • (with Pål Sandvik) The Scandinavian states and the international oil industry before 1940. 21st Annual Congress European Business History Association; Vienna, 24-26 August 2017.
  • "Living with Institutional Duality: Antitrust Laws, American Big Business and International Cartels, 1890-1940". 2017 Meeting of the Business History Conference; Denver, 30 March - 1 April 2017.
  • Global commodity traders, 1870-2015. Paper development workshop 'International Business and Civilizations'; Denver, 30 March 2017.
  • Companies and cartels and the fate of nations. Fate of Nations Opening Conference; Trondheim, 3-4 March 2017.
  • Commodity trading companies in the first global economy, 1870-1914. Workshop Commodity Trading Companies in the First Global Economy, 1870-1913; Rotterdam, 3-4 February 2017.