27 April – Alessandro Stanziani – Capital Terre

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Dear colleagues,

The Harvard Political Economy of Modern Capitalism workshop and the UChicago History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop are excited to announce the next event in our joint lecture series. If you are reading this, you are cordially invited to attend!

On Wednesday April 27th, 3:30-5 pm ESTStanziani Alessandro will give a talk on his new book, Capital terre: Une histoire longue du monde d’après, XIIe-XXIe siècle.

The introduction and chapter 11 are available, in English for the first time, here!

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and discussion period.

The zoom link is here, and will also be sent out via our listserv, which you can subscribe to here. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Best,
Nic

Feb 23 – Stefan J. Link – “Karl Polanyi’s fin de siècle: Debtors and creditors at the World Economic Conference, London 1933”

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Dear All,
Please mark your calendars for our next HTC workshop with Stefan Link, author of the widely acclaimed, Forging Global Fordism.

His paper, “Karl Polanyi’s fin de siècle: Debtors and creditors at the World Economic Conference, London 1933″ will be circulated via our listserv.

He will give a short, 30 minute talk before we open it up for a lively workshop, which you are invited to be a part of.

It will take place over zoom (link circulated via our listserv), Wed Feb 23, 4:30-6pm CST.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any problems or questions.

Best,
Nic
HTC Workshop Coordinator

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).