Dec 1 – Jonny Bunning – Human Capital Depleted: Hollywood, Taxation, and the Lay Politics of Embodied Earning Power, 1935-1972

Please join the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop WEDNESDAY, December 1st, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM (Central Time) via Zoom for our final workshop of quarter:

Jonny Bunning | Harper-Schmidt Fellow and a Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“Human Capital Depleted: Hollywood, Taxation, and the Lay Politics of Embodied Earning Power, 1935-1972”

The paper is attached, and you can access the meeting using the following Zoom Link. A full meeting invitation can be found at the bottom of this email.

You can subscribe to our listserv here if you haven’t done so already.

If you require assistance or have any questions, feel free to contact me at npj@uchicago.edu.
Best wishes,
Nic Johnson
History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop Coordinator

Nov 24th, Yaniv Ron El

Dear All,

Please join the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop WEDNESDAY, November 24th, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM (Central Time) via Zoom for our penultimate workshop of year:
“Can the consumers unite? Exploring collective identities as a mobilizing force for individuals in the American consumer movement, 1965-1980.”

Yaniv Ron-El | PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

The paper and zoom links will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator (npj@uchicago.edu.)

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

Nov 3rd, 2021 Eduardo Terra Romero

Dear all,

Please join the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop WEDNESDAY, November 3rd, from 4:30 to 6 PM (Central Time) via Zoom for our next workshop:

“Volcker Shock: The US and the IMF in an Era of Transition.”

Eduardo Terra Romero | PhD Student in History, University of Chicago

The paper and zoom links will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator (npj@uchicago.edu.)

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

 

Oct 6, 2021 Benjamin Fong

Dear all,

Please join the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop WEDNESDAY, October 6th, from 4:30 to 6 PM (Central Time) via Zoom for our first workshop of year:


“Introduction,” Drugs in American Capitalism

Benjamin Fong | Honors Faculty Fellow, Arizona State University

The paper and zoom links will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator (npj@uchicago.edu.)

Learn More about our workshop here.

June 2 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 12 PM (CT) on Wednesday, June 2 (please note special time) as we welcome Alexia Yates, Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Manchester.

Alexia will present a chapter titled “The Domestic Life of Foreign Debt: Practices of Neo-colonial Extraction in Nineteenth-century France” from the book project The ‘Ordinary’ Investor and the Domestic Life of Finance. The chapter and introductory note (to be read in advance) can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed via this LINK. The meeting password and additional dial-in details will be circulated via the workshop listserv.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).

May 28 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 12 PM (CDT) on Friday, May 28 (please note special day and time) as we welcome Maxine Berg, Professor of History at the University of Warwick, and Pat Hudson, Professor Emeritus of History at Cardiff University.

Maxine and Pat will be presenting selections from their upcoming book Slavery, Capitalism, and the Industrial Revolution. The proposal for the book (to be read in advance) can be accessed HERE. The authors will also present details from their chapters “Small Islands, Big Consumption: Sugar’s Global Economy” and “Financial Capitalism” before opening the floor for discussion.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed via this LINK. The meeting password and additional dial-in details will be circulated via the workshop listserv.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).

May 5 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, May 5, as we welcome Charles Bégué Fawell, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Chicago.

Charlie will be presenting the chapter, “A City on the Sea: Society, Urbanity, and the Trans-Suez Liner, 1870s–1930s,” which can be accessed HERE. Accompanying images for the chapter can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed via this LINK. The meeting password and additional dial-in details will be circulated via the workshop listserv.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).

April 21 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, April 21, as we welcome Lucas Pinheiro, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago.

Lucas will be presenting the chapter, “Postindustrial Paradigms: Foretold Futures of the Factory in Midcentury Social Science,” which can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed via this LINK. The meeting password and additional dial-in details will be circulated via the workshop listserv.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).

Spring 2021 Schedule

The History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop is pleased to announce its schedule for Spring 2021.

Unless otherwise noted, the workshop will meet on alternate Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM (Central Time) over Zoom. Links will be circulated with each paper in advance.

Workshop papers will be circulated through our listserv and should be read in advance. You may subscribe to our listserv by following this link: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms-socialtheory

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SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

APRIL 21

Lucas Pinheiro | Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

“The Postindustrial Paradigm: Foretold Futures of the Factory in Midcentury Social Science”

MAY 5

Charles Fawell | PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

“A City on the Sea: Society, Urbanity, and the Trans-Suez Ocean Liner, 1870s–1930s”

MAY 28

Maxine Berg | Professor of History, University of Warwick

& Pat Hudson | Professor Emeritus of History, Cardiff University

Selections from Slavery, Capitalism, and the Industrial Revolution

Note special time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (CT)

JUNE 2

Alexia Yates | Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Manchester

“The ‘Ordinary’ Investor and the Domestic Life of Finance”

Note special time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (CT)

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March 10 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, March 10, as we welcome John Clegg, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago.

John will be presenting the paper, “Slavery’s Carceral Legacy,” which can be accessed HERE, accompanied by a NOTE to workshop participants.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed via this LINK. The meeting password and additional dial-in details will be circulated via the workshop listserv.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).