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).

February 24 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, February 24, as we welcome Alejandra Azuero-Quijano, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

Alejandra will be presenting the dissertation chapter, “The Conjuncture of Forensics of Finance,” 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 27 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, January 27, as we welcome Nicholas O’Neill, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Chicago.

Nick will be presenting the paper “Institutions of Consumer Information and the Process of Industrialization,” 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).

Winter 2021 Schedule

HISTORY AND THEORY OF CAPITALISM WORKSHOP

WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE

We will convene on alternate Wednesdays via Zoom from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Papers and Zoom link will be circulated in advance through our listserv, to which you may subscribe by following this link:

https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms-socialtheory

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JANUARY 27
Nicholas O’Neill | PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

“Institutions of Consumer Information and the Process of Industrialization”

FEBRUARY 10
Charlotte Robertson | PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

“Educating the petit capitaliste: Bourse Manuals and the Creation of the Investor-Subject in France, 1840–1870″

FEBRUARY 24

Joint Session with Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean

Alejandra Azuero | PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago

“Forensics of Finance: Colombia’s Experiments with Transition”

Discussant: Rosío Zambrana | Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emory University

MARCH 10
John Clegg | Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“From the Plantation to the Prison: Legacies of Slavery in Postbellum Punishment”

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If you require assistance or have any questions, please email Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu) or Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu)

November 4 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, November 4, as we welcome Nicolae Biea, PhD student in Political Science at the University of Chicago. Nicolae will be presenting the paper “The Dialectics of Scarcity: Capitalism and Biopolitics,” which can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed HERE. 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).

October 21 Workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please join us at 4:30 PM (CST) on Wednesday, October 21, for an exciting joint-workshop with the Environmental Studies Workshop welcoming Troy Vettese, Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and Drew Pendergrass, PhD Student in Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University.

Troy and Drew will be presenting a book manuscript titled Half-Earth Socialism: A Manifesto to Save the Future, which can be accessed HERE. An introductory note with recommendations for selected readings can be accessed HERE.

The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. It can be accessed HERE. 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).

AUTUMN 2020 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

HISTORY AND THEORY OF CAPITALISM WORKSHOP

AUTUMN 2020 SCHEDULE

We will convene on alternate Wednesdays via Zoom from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Papers and Zoom link will be circulated in advance through our listserv, to which you may subscribe by following this link:

https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms-socialtheory

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OCTOBER 7
Michael Dawson | John D MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago

“Hidden in Plain Sight II: Regimes of Articulation—An Alternative Framework”

OCTOBER 21
Troy Vettese | Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Drew Pendergrass | PhD Student in Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University

Selections from the Book Manuscript Half-Earth Socialism: A Manifesto to Save the Future

NOVEMBER 4
Nicolae Biea | PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago

“Dialectics of Scarcity: Capitalism and Biopolitics”

NOVEMBER 18
Jonny Bunning | Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“Economists without Borders: Latin America and the Cold War Origins of Human Capital Theory at Chicago”

DECEMBER 2
John Clegg | Collegiate Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

“From the Plantation to the Prison: Legacies of Slavery in Postbellum Punishment”

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If you require assistance or have any questions, please email Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu) or Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu)

Spring Workshops Cancelled

Dear members of the History and Theory of Capitalism Workshop community,

In light of recent events and in the interest of the wellbeing of our participants and presenters, we will be canceling our workshop until further notice. We will look forward to returning in the fall and, in the meantime, wish you all good health.

If you have any questions or concerns about the workshop, please contact the coordinators Nicholas O’Neill (oneilln@uchicago.edu) and Charlotte Robertson (clrobertson@uchicago.edu).