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).

Spring 2021 Schedule

The History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop is pleased to announce its schedule for Spring 2021.

Unless otherwise noted, the workshop will meet on alternate Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM (Central Time) over Zoom. Links will be circulated with each paper in advance.

Workshop papers will be circulated through our listserv and should be read in advance. You may subscribe to our listserv by following this link: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms-socialtheory

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SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

APRIL 21

Lucas Pinheiro | Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

“The Postindustrial Paradigm: Foretold Futures of the Factory in Midcentury Social Science”

MAY 5

Charles Fawell | PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

“A City on the Sea: Society, Urbanity, and the Trans-Suez Ocean Liner, 1870s–1930s”

MAY 28

Maxine Berg | Professor of History, University of Warwick

& Pat Hudson | Professor Emeritus of History, Cardiff University

Selections from Slavery, Capitalism, and the Industrial Revolution

Note special time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (CT)

JUNE 2

Alexia Yates | Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Manchester

“The ‘Ordinary’ Investor and the Domestic Life of Finance”

Note special time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (CT)

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March 10 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, March 10, as we welcome John Clegg, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago.

John will be presenting the paper, “Slavery’s Carceral Legacy,” which can be accessed HERE, accompanied by a NOTE to workshop participants.

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).

February 10 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, February 10, as we welcome Charlotte Robertson, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Chicago.

Charlotte will be presenting the dissertation chapter, “Educating the petit capitaliste: Bourse Manuals and the Creation of the Investor-Subject in France, 1840–1870,” 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).

December 2 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, December 2, as we welcome Geoffrey Traugh, Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Science Core at the University of Chicago.

Geoff will be presenting the paper “Reading Rostow in a Rhodesian Prison: Anti-colonialism and the Reinvention of Modernization in British Central Africa,” 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).

November 18 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, November 18, as we welcome Jonny Bunning, Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Science Core at the University of Chicago.

Jonny will be presenting the paper “Economists Without Borders: Latin America and the Cold War Origins of Human Capital Theory at Chicago,” 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).

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).