Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays in the Social Sciences Research Building, room 224 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)

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


October 10

“Unemployment on the World Scale”

Aaron Benanav | Harper-Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago


October 24

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

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


November 2 (Special Session)

“Before 13th: The Origin of Convict Leasing”

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

Please note: this special session will be held on Thursday, November 2 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Social Sciences Tea Room (Social Sciences 201).


November 7

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

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


November 21

“Draw a Straight Line: Contemporaneity, Infrastructural Sensibilities and Sensorial Alignment”

Ina Blom | Professor, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo and Wigeland Visiting Professor, Department of Art History, University of Chicago


November 28

“Can Capitalism Short Itself?”

Robert Meister | Professor of Social and Political Thought, Department of the History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Please note: this is a joint session with the Money, Markets, and Governance Workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, November 28 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Social Sciences 302.


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)