The Newberry Seminar in the History of Capitalism | Newberry

The Newberry Seminar in the History of Capitalism

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Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

The History of Capitalism Seminar brings together scholars from a wide variety of sub-fields to share their works in progress. Potential topics include racial capitalism, the role of gender in constructing capitalist political economies, class relations, property forms, legal structures, ideological currents, and social movements; networks and flows of capital and commodities; modes and mechanisms of production, market exchange, credit/debt and currency; the organizational and technological coordinates of agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, and finance; rural, regional, urban, and suburban development; public policy, fiscal regimes and taxation, partisan politics, and governmental regulation; patterns of economic growth and crisis; the environmental, ecological, and climatic dimensions of capitalism; illicit trade and underground markets; the links between carcerality and capital accumulation; migration and global and transnational perspectives on capitalism.

The seminar’s sponsors are the history departments of Loyola University Chicago, Lake Forest College, and the University of Chicago.Rudi Batzell and Destin Jenkins are the co-coordinators for the 2019-2020 seminar, with Elizabeth Tandy Shermer returning as a co-coordinator in 2020-2021.

Please click here for the AY 2019-2020 Call for Proposals. To submit a proposal, please visit our webform and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy.

To attend, please read our Registration Information. View the flyer for the complete schedule in PDF form. Sign up to receive email updates about this seminar.

View Past Seminars in the History of Capitalism.

Seminar Schedule 2018-2019

Friday, October 5, 2018
Voting Trusts and Antitrust in Illinois: Rethinking the Role of State Corporation Law in Competition Policy (co-authored with Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University)
Friday, November 2, 2018
History of Capitalism Seminar
“The New Gilded Age”: Questions, Concerns, and Alternatives to an Undertheorized Idea
Friday, November 30, 2018
Labor History Seminar
Joint Seminar with Labor History and History of Capitalism
The Labor of Leisure: Civic Boosters, Labor Unions, and the Lifestyle Economics of Sunbelt Capitalism
Friday, January 18, 2019
Unlocking Modernity: From Brown Sugar to Steel
Friday, February 8, 2019
Kathryn Brownell: Promising an Entertainment Explosion: The National Cable Television Association and the Politics of Cable Television / Katherine Jewell: ;Commercialism and the FM Counterculture: College Radio and New Directions in the Music Industry in the 1980s
Friday, March 22, 2019
The Liberal Roots of the Neoliberal Order
Friday, April 26, 2019
Dependency Theory and Other Tales about Capitalism from the Global South
Friday, May 10, 2019
Crystal Lee Becomes Norma Rae: Making Millions From the Story of a Working Poor Woman