WINTER 2018 SCHEDULE

Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays at the Social Sciences Tea Room in the Social Sciences Research Building (room 224) from 5:00 to 6:30 PM 

 

The Social Sciences Research Building is located on 1126 E. 59th St. 
ChicagoIL 60637

 

Papers will be circulated in advance through our listserv. You may subscribe to our listserv by following this link: https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/historicalcapitalisms

 

 

 

JANUARY 9

“Politicizing Decline: Reformist Approaches to Indian Cash-Crop Production, 1835-1875”

Zak Leonard | PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

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JANUARY 23

Peasantization: A Half-Step Back from Capitalism in Modern Colonial Economies”

Ralph Austen | Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Chicago

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 6

“Risk, Race, and Subprime”

Emily Katzenstein | PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

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FEBRUARY 20

“Making Consumers and Criminals: The Postwar Urban Transformation and the Roots of Policing As We Know It”

Cedric Johnson | Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and African American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

 

MARCH 6

“Chemo-Utopias and Kodachrome Dreams”

Ali Feser | PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

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Refreshments will be served at all events, which are free and open to the public. If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu)

NOVEMBER 28: ROBERT MEISTER

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, November 28, from 5 to 6:30 PM, in the Social Science Research Building, room 401This meeting will be held as a joint session with the Money, Markets, and Governance Workshop.

 

In this session we’ll discuss a chapter from Robert Meister’s forthcoming book:

 

 

“JUSTICE AS AN OPTION”

Robert Meister | Professor of Social and Political Thought, History of Consciousness, UCSC  

 

 

 

*Please note the unusual location: Social Sciences 401*

 

We kindly request that participants read the paper in advance

 

Refreshments will be served

 

Abstract: This chapter proposes that we consider historical justice dynamically as, itself, an option that has a present value even when it can’t be exercised. In describing historical justice as an option, I’m saying that past injustice confers what financial economists would call a conditional (or “state-contingent”) right to “put” the past injustice back to its present beneficiaries at a price above its market value at the time the put is exercised. Drawing on deliberately politicized interpretations of financial theory and technologies, and of the U.S. government’s interventions during and following the financial crisis of a decade ago, the paper argues that advocates for greater justice should not dismiss technologies of finance merely because they notice their dependence on the government, but rather leverage this to fact to political advantage. The question of historical justice can be reanimated for our time by focusing attention on the social machinery by which unequal wealth is preserved and accumulated.

 

The paper will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu)

To view our Fall 2017 schedule, please follow this link

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

NOVEMBER 21: INA BLOM

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, November 21 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room).

 

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

 

“DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE: CONTEMPORANEITY, INFRASTRUCTURAL SENSIBILITIES AND SENSORIAL ALIGNMENT”

 

Ina Blom | Wigeland Visiting Professor, Department of Art History, University of Chicago

 

 

We kindly request that participants read the paper ahead of the session.

Refreshments will be served!

The paper will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu)

To view our Fall 2017 schedule, please follow this link

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

NOVEMBER 7: OLIVER CUSSEN

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room).

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

 

“Gum, Slaves, and Capital: The Imperial Meridian of Old Regime France”

Oliver Cussen | PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

 

 

We kindly request that participants read the paper ahead of the session.

 

 

Refreshments will be served!

 

 

The paper will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu)

 

 

To view our Fall 2017 schedule, please follow this link

 

 

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

NOVEMBER 2: MICHAEL RALPH

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Thursday, November 2 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Social Sciences Tea Room (Social Sciences 201).

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

Before 13th:

The Origin of Convict Leasing

Michael Ralph

Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

 

 

*Please note the unusual place and date*

 

This is a public talk so no paper will be circulated.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ABSTRACT

 

Refreshments will be served!

 

 

OCTOBER 24: TRISH KAHLE

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room).

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

“Who Designed This Upside-Down System? Coal Miners Confront a New Energy Regime”

Trish Kahle | PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

 

 

 

We kindly request that participants read the paper ahead of the session.

 

 

Refreshments will be served!

 

 

The paper will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu)

 

 

To view our Fall 2017 schedule, please follow this link

 

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

The Historical Capitalisms Workshop is sponsored by:

Paul Cheney (History)
Gary Herrigel (Political Science)
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (History)
Jon Levy (History)

 

OCTOBER 10: AAR0N BENANAV

 

Please join us for the inaugural session of the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, October 10 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room).

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

 

“UNEMPLOYMENT ON THE WORLD SCALE”

Aaron Benanav | Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago

 

 

We kindly request that participants read the paper ahead of the session.

 

Refreshments will be served!

 

The paper will be circulated in advance through our listserv. To access the paper, please subscribe to the listserv by following this link. All our events are free and open to the public, if you require assistance please contact the workshop coordinator Lucas Pinheiro (lucaspinheiro@uchicago.edu)

 

To view our Fall 2017 schedule, please follow this link

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

The Historical Capitalisms Workshop is sponsored by:

Paul Cheney (History)
Gary Herrigel (Political Science)
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (History)
Jon Levy (History)