OCTOBER 25: JON LEVY

Please join the Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop on Thursday, October 25 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave).

In this session we’ll discuss a draft chapter from Jon Levy’s forthcoming book
Ages of American Capitalism:

Magic of the Market

JON LEVY | Professor of US History, Fundamentals, and the College,
University of Chicago

We kindly request that participants read the paper ahead of the session.

Refreshments will be served.

The paper can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinked title until the date of the workshop. To receive workshop announcements, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. Refreshments are served at all our events, which are free and open to the public. If you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinators: Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu) and Kelly Mulvaney (kmulvaney@uchicago.edu).

To view our Fall 2018 schedule, please follow this link.

Learn More about our workshop here.

OCTOBER 11: MATT FURLONG

Please join the Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop on Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave).

In this session we’ll discuss:

“An Alluvial World (or, public housing between gender and indigeneity in a world interior of northern Mexico)”

MATT FURLONG | PhD Student in Anthropology, University of Chicago

We kindly request that participants read the paper ahead of the session.

Refreshments will be served.

The paper will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. Refreshments are served at all our events, which are free and open to the public. If you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinators: Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu) and Kelly Mulvaney (kmulvaney@uchicago.edu).

To view our Fall 2018 schedule, please follow this link.

Learn More about our workshop here.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

The Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop is pleased to announce its Fall 2018 schedule. The workshop meets on alternate Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.). Workshop papers will be circulated through our listserv and should be read in advance. You may subscribe to our listserv by following this link. For more information about the workshop and upcoming events please visit our website.

Refreshments are served at all our events, which are free and open to the public. If you have any questions or requests for accommodation, please email the coordinators (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu ankmulvaney@uchicago.edu).

 

HISTORICAL CAPITALISMS & SOCIAL THEORY WORKSHOP

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

 

OCTOBER 11

Matt Furlong | PhD Student in Anthropology, University of Chicago

“An Alluvial World (or, state margins, mass housing, and melodramatic indigeneity in the world interior of northern Mexico)”

 

OCTOBER 25

Jon Levy | Professor of History, University of Chicago

“Magic of the Market: American Capitalism during the 1980s”

With comments by Kimberly Hoang| Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

 

NOVEMBER 8

Joshua Clover | Professor of English, University of California, Davis

“The Irreconcilable, or, Novels After Value, or What Was the Novel”

 

NOVEMBER 15

Aaron Benanav | Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago

“The History of Automation and the Future of Work”

 

NOVEMBER 29

Ashley Bohrer | Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Hamilton College

“Decolonizing Marxist Feminism: María Lugones, Sylvia Wynter, and Sayek Valencia on the Colonial History of Capitalist Misogyny”

 

DECEMBER 6

Lisa Simeone | PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago

“Hard Times in a Rich World: History in the Future Tense”

A NEW WORKSHOP AT UCHICAGO!

In the 2018/2019 academic year, the Social Theory and Historical Capitalisms workshops will merge into a new, joint workshop titled Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory.

The Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop supports scholarship, from across the humanities and social sciences, that explores the past, present, and future of capitalist societies through critical approaches that treat the capitalist economy as a historical product of social, cultural, and political discourses, ideas, and practices while also being attentive to questions of knowledge, reflexivity, the self and subjectivity, social relations of power, and domination.

We welcome papers by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty from all departments as well as by guests from beyond the University of Chicago. Workshop papers may be drafts of dissertation chapters, journal articles, book chapters, and dissertation proposals.

The Workshop meets on alternate Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Wilder House: 5811 South Kenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

 

Workshop Coordinators:

Lucas Pinheiro & Kelly Mulvaney

 

Faculty Sponsors:

Paul Cheney (History)

Gary Herrigel (Political Science)

Jon Levy (History)

William H. Sewell Jr. (Political Science and History)

 

Historical Capitalisms Workshop: https://voices.uchicago.edu/historicalcapitalisms/

Social Theory Workshop: https://voices.uchicago.edu/socialtheory/