Winter 2021 Schedule

HISTORY AND THEORY OF CAPITALISM WORKSHOP

WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE

We will convene on alternate Wednesdays via Zoom from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Papers and Zoom link will be circulated in advance through our listserv, to which you may subscribe by following this link:

https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms-socialtheory

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JANUARY 27
Nicholas O’Neill | PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

“Institutions of Consumer Information and the Process of Industrialization”

FEBRUARY 10
Charlotte Robertson | PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

“Educating the petit capitaliste: Bourse Manuals and the Creation of the Investor-Subject in France, 1840–1870″

FEBRUARY 24

Joint Session with Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandra Azuero | PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago

“The New Crime Scene: Forensics, Financial Catastrophe, and Colombia’s Political Transition”

Discussant: Rosío Zambrana | Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emory University

MARCH 10
John Clegg | Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“From the Plantation to the Prison: Legacies of Slavery in Postbellum Punishment”

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If you require assistance or have any questions, please email Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu) or Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu)

December 2 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, December 2, as we welcome Geoffrey Traugh, Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Science Core at the University of Chicago.

Geoff will be presenting the paper “Reading Rostow in a Rhodesian Prison: Anti-colonialism and the Reinvention of Modernization in British Central Africa,” 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).

November 18 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, November 18, as we welcome Jonny Bunning, Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Science Core at the University of Chicago.

Jonny will be presenting the paper “Economists Without Borders: Latin America and the Cold War Origins of Human Capital Theory at Chicago,” 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).

November 4 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, November 4, as we welcome Nicolae Biea, PhD student in Political Science at the University of Chicago. Nicolae will be presenting the paper “The Dialectics of Scarcity: Capitalism and Biopolitics,” which can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed HERE. 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).

October 21 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, October 21, for an exciting joint-workshop with the Environmental Studies Workshop welcoming Troy Vettese, Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and Drew Pendergrass, PhD Student in Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University.

Troy and Drew will be presenting a book manuscript titled Half-Earth Socialism: A Manifesto to Save the Future, which can be accessed HERE. An introductory note with recommendations for selected readings can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed HERE. 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).

AUTUMN 2020 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

HISTORY AND THEORY OF CAPITALISM WORKSHOP

AUTUMN 2020 SCHEDULE

We will convene on alternate Wednesdays via Zoom from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Papers and Zoom link will be circulated in advance through our listserv, to which you may subscribe by following this link:

https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms-socialtheory

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OCTOBER 7
Michael Dawson | John D MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago

“Hidden in Plain Sight II: Regimes of Articulation—An Alternative Framework”

OCTOBER 21
Troy Vettese | Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Drew Pendergrass | PhD Student in Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University

Selections from the Book Manuscript Half-Earth Socialism: A Manifesto to Save the Future

NOVEMBER 4
Nicolae Biea | PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago

“Dialectics of Scarcity: Capitalism and Biopolitics”

NOVEMBER 18
Jonny Bunning | Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“Economists without Borders: Latin America and the Cold War Origins of Human Capital Theory at Chicago”

DECEMBER 2
John Clegg | Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“From the Plantation to the Prison: Legacies of Slavery in Postbellum Punishment”

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If you require assistance or have any questions, please email Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu) or Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu)

Spring Workshops Cancelled

Dear members of the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop community,

In light of recent events and in the interest of the wellbeing of our participants and presenters, we will be canceling our workshop until further notice. We will look forward to returning in the fall and, in the meantime, wish you all good health.

If you have any questions or concerns about the workshop, please contact the coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).

March 5 Joint Workshop

The Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop will be hosting a workshop of potential interest at 5PM on Thursday, March 5, in SSRB Room 305, where Nicholas O’Neill, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Chicago, will be presenting a paper titled “The Consumer Revolution: Accounting for Demand in the French Porcelain Industry, 1780–1800,” which can be accessed HERE.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the coordinators Roy Kimmey (kimmey@uchicago.edu) and Greg Valdespino (gvaldespino@uchicago.edu).

March 4 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, March 4, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Vanessa Ogle, Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Vanessa will be presenting a paper titled “’Funk Money’: The End of Empires, the Expansion of Tax Havens, and Decolonization as an Economic and Financial Event,” which can be accessed HERE. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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

February 19 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, February 19, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Nicholas Johnson, PhD Student in History at the University of Chicago. Nic will be presenting a paper titled “Expecting Robert Lucas: Revisiting the Relationship between Keynes and Neoliberalism,” which can be accessed HERE. A prefatory note to the paper can be accessed HERE. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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