The History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop supports scholarship from across the humanities and social sciences that explores the development of capitalist societies through a critical lens. It approaches the capitalist system as a historical product of social, cultural, and political discourses, ideas, and practices. The Workshop focuses scholarly attention on questions of knowledge, social relations of power, and domination within the context of embedded economic practices.

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.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Workshop will meet on alternate Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM via Zoom until further notice.

The workshop is open to the public.


Workshop Coordinator:

Nic Johnson (npj@uchicago.edu)


Faculty Sponsors:

Paul Cheney (History)

Gary Herrigel (Political Science)

Jon Levy (History)

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

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (History)