This seminar is a forum for works-in-progress in the history of capitalism, broadly defined. We seek proposals from junior, mid-career, and senior scholars as well as graduate students from a wide variety of sub-fields, including the history of race & racism, gender and feminist studies, intellectual history, political history, legal history, business history, the history of finance, labor history, cultural history, urban history, and agricultural history to name just a few. This seminar has and continues to welcome scholars working on a range of time periods and geographic areas, including global histories of commodities, like oil.
This seminar will be virtual and open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals at a stage in their research at which they can best benefit from feedback.
The seminar’s sponsors are the history departments of Loyola University Chicago, Illinois State University, and the Karla Scherer Center at the University of Chicago. In 2022-2023, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University Chicago, and Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University, are the co-coordinators of the seminar.
Seminar sessions are held on select Fridays from 3 pm to 5 pm Central Time via Zoom.
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