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).

February 5 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, February 5, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Zachary Sheldon, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Zachary will be presenting a paper titled “When Men Sit Down: Consumption, Commodities, and the Dialectics of Presence,” 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).

January 22 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, January 22, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Thomas Adams, Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies at the University of Sydney. Professor Adams will be presenting a paper titled “More Work to Do: ‘Service’ and Postwar Inequality,” 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).

JANUARY 8 WORKSHOP

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, January 8, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Trish Kahle, Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Trish will be presenting a paper titled “The Front-Lines of Energy Policy: The Coal Mining Workplace and the Politics of Security in the American Century,” 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).

December 11 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, December 11, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Aaron Benanav, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Core at the University of Chicago. He will be presenting an article titled “Towards a Critical History of Unemployment,” 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).

Winter 2020 Schedule Announced

HISTORY AND THEORY OF CAPITALISM WORKSHOP

WINTER 2020 SCHEDULE

We will convene on alternate Wednesdays in the John Hope Franklin Room in the Social Sciences Research Building (Room 224) from 5:00 to 6:30 PM

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

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JANUARY 8

Trish Kahle | Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, The University of Chicago

“The Front Lines of Energy Policy: Coal and the Politics of Security in the American Century”

JANUARY 22

Thomas J. Adams | Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies, The University of Sydney

“Labor Categorization and Class Politics in Postwar America”

Joint Session with the U.S. History Workshop

FEBRUARY 5

Zachary Sheldon | PhD Candidate in Anthropology, The University of Chicago

“When Men Sit: Consumption, Commodities, and the Dialectics of Presence”

FEBRUARY 19

Nicholas Johnson | PhD Student in History, The University of Chicago

“Expecting Robert Lucas: Ambiguous Politics in Chicago Economics after the Death of Keynes”

MARCH 4

Vanessa Ogle | Associate Professor of History, The University of California, Berkeley

 “’Funk Money’: The End of Empires, The Expansion of Tax Havens, and the Politics of Economic Development, 1950s–1960s”

MARCH 18

Michael C. Dawson | John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College, The University of Chicago

“Conflicting Claims:  Current Crises & Historical Injustice, and Social Democracy”

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OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST

JANUARY 29

Geoff Mann | Professor of Geography, Simon Fraser University

 Public talk on Keynesianism today—details TBA

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall | 5PM

MARCH 6

Robin Bates| Lecturer, Northwestern University

 “’We Must Buy Up Each Colony in Its Entirety’: Abolition, Indemnity, and the Definition of Property in the French Empire, 1830–1848”

Modern France Workshop, Location TBA | 4PM

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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)

November 13 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, November 13, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Anjali Anand, PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago. She will be presenting a chapter titled “The Roots of Corporate Malfeasance: The Merchant as Body Politic in Early Modern England,” 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).

October 30 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, October 30, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome Mishal Khan, PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Chicago. She will be presenting a chapter titled “Challenging Imperial Order-Making: Contracts versus Custom in Masking ‘Unfree’ Labor in India,” which can be accessed HERE (.docx). 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).

October 16 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 5PM on Wednesday, October 16, in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) as we welcome William H. Sewell, Jr., the Frank P Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago. He will be presenting a chapter titled “The Eighteenth-Century Economy: Commerce and Capitalism,” which can be accessed HERE (password sewell2019). 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).