Welcome to Fall 2022

The History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop is pleased to announce its fall 2022 schedule, which you can find below. We shall confirm the location of the sessions shortly. All 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

October 12th

Kathryn Birks Harvey, PhD candidate in History, Northwestern University

Monopolizing Tragedy: A Story of Personal Injury and Protectionism

October 26th

Paula Vedoveli, Assistant Professor of History, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil

Leaving it to the Future: Debt Sustainability, National Wealth, and Repayment Capacity, 1890-1914

November 2nd

Sergio Infante, PhD candidate in History, Yale University

Men Without Land for a Land Without Men: Economic Ideas and the Transamazonian Highway

November 9th

Can Mert Kökerer, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

Democracy as Popular Domination: The Response of Marx, Weber, and Schmitt to Bourgeois Democracy

November 30th

Nic Johnson, PhD candidate in History, University of Chicago

Times of Interest: On the Tendency of the Rate of Interest to Fall and the Implications for History

December 7th

Daniel Burnfin, Humanities Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago

Hegel and Political Economy: the “Rabble” or Involuntary Unemployment