The 2012 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference will be held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, during Thursday – Saturday 16 – 18 February 2012.

Canberra is located 300 kilometres southwest of Sydney and is easily accessible from Sydney by plane, train, bus or car.

The ANU is situated in the centre of the city, in easy reach of major hotels and the city’s attractions such as the Australian War Memorial, Old and New Parliament House, the National Gallery, the National Museum of Australia, the National Library and the National Archives of Australia.

The ANU is one of Australia’s leading universities, with a longstanding reputation in the fields of economic and business history, as well as economics and business studies and the study of Asia and the Pacific. It houses the Noel Butlin Archives Centre, which houses the historical records of key industrial organisations, businesses and professional organisations.

The Conference is supported by the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand. The local organising committee consists of members of the ANU College of Business and Economics: Dr Martine Mariotti, Dr Mark Wilson, Dr John Tang and A/Professor Pierre van der Eng.

The conference venue is Arndt Building at ANU, which is building 25A in grid G2 of this ANU campus map: Conference registration, all academic conference sessions, lunches and tea/coffee breaks will take place in the Arndt building. For conference participants who come by car, a visitor parking map of the campus can be found here: