HISTORICAL CAPITALISMS & SOCIAL THEORY (2018/2019)

In the 2018/2019 academic year, the Social Theory and Historical Capitalismsworkshops will merge into a new, joint workshop titled Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory.

The Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop supports scholarship, from across the humanities and social sciences, that explores the past, present, and future of capitalist societies through critical approaches that treat the capitalist economy as a historical product of social, cultural, and political discourses, ideas, and practices while also being attentive to questions of knowledge, reflexivity, the self and subjectivity, social relations of power, and domination.

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.

The Workshop meets on alternate Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM at Wilder House: 5811 South Kenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

 

Workshop Coordinators:

Lucas Pinheiro & Kelly Mulvaney

 

Faculty Sponsors:

Paul Cheney (History)

Gary Herrigel (Political Science)

Jon Levy (History)

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

 

Historical Capitalisms Workshop: https://voices.uchicago.edu/historicalcapitalisms/

Social Theory Workshop: https://voices.uchicago.edu/socialtheory/

MARCH 6: ALI FESER

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

 

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

 

“On Dope: Corporate Kinship in Kodak’s Chemotopia”

 

 

 

ALI FESER| PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, 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 Winter 2018 schedule, please follow this link.

 

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

FEBRUARY 20: CEDRIC JOHNSON

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, February 20 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room).

 

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

 

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

 

 

CEDRIC JOHNSON | Associate Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, University of Illinois at 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 Winter 2018 schedule, please follow this link.

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

FEBRUARY 6: EMILY KATZENSTEIN

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

 

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

“’The Credit They Deserve’: Race and Risk in the Subprime Crisis”

 

EMILY KATZENSTEIN | PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, 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 Winter 2018 schedule, please follow this link.

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

JANUARY 23: RALPH AUSTEN

Please join the Historical Capitalisms Workshop on Tuesday, January 23 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 224 (John Hope Franklin Room).

 

 

In this session we’ll discuss:

 

 

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

 

RALPH AUSTEN | Professor Emeritus of African History, 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 Winter 2018 schedule, please follow this link

Learn More about our workshop here.

 

WINTER 2018 SCHEDULE

Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays at the John Hope Franklin 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 Origins 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)