May 22 — Dmitrii M. Zhikharevich

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM CST on Monday, May 22 at Pick Hall 105 (CISSR) as we welcome Dr. Dmitrii M. Zhikharevich (University of Vienna).

Dr. Zhikharevich will be presenting a paper, “Patricians and Careerists: A Prosopography of Early U.S. Venture Capitalists, 1945-1970” which is accessible below.

All attendees are welcome to join us for beers and food at the Pub on us after the workshop.

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop coordinators Chris Hong ( and Eduardo Terra Romero (


The History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop is pleased to announce our Spring schedule, which you can find below. We will be meeting Wednesdays at 4:30PM CST at Pick Hall 105 (CISSR). Sessions will be hybrid, so that those who cannot attend in person can join the workshop via Zoom.

The presenters’ papers will be circulated one week prior to the discussion sessions by email. You can subscribe to our listserv here if you haven’t done so already.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM CST

March 20
Eli Cook, Assistant Professor of History, Haifa University, Israel
Programming the People: Frank Stanton and the Rise and Fall of the First Like Button
Note: this session will be on a Monday

March 23
Camilo Ruiz Tassinari, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago
Mexico 1960: The Nationalization of Electricity
(Joint session with the Latin American History Workshop)
Note: this session will be on a Thursday, at 4:30pm CST, location TBD

April 12
Jake Burchard, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago
FIRE Employment and Class Politics in the United States and United Kingdom: 1980-Present

April 19
Giampaolo Conte, Assistant Professor, University of Rome III
The Relentless Transformation: The Historical Origin of the Liberal-Capitalist Reforms in the World-Economy
Note: this session will be at 2pm CST

May 3
Rudi Batzel, Assistant Professor, Lake Forest College
The Rise of Labor in the Shadow of Slavery: Inclusive Unionism and Strikebreaking at Labor’s Turning Point in the 1890s in American and British Capitalism

May 15
Michael Sonenscher, University of Cambridge
Roundtable on the book Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word
Note: this session will be on a Monday, time and place TBD

May 22
Dmitrii M. Zhikharevich, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Patricians and Careerists: A Prosopography of Early U.S. Venture Capitalists, 1945-1970
Note: this session will be on a Monday