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 Newberry Seminar in the History of Capitalism brings together scholars from a wide variety of subfields to share their works in progress on the history of capitalism in the US and the world from the late eighteenth century to the present. Potential topics include class relations, property forms, legal structures, cultural media, ideological currents, and social movements; networks and flows of capital and commodities; modes and mechanisms of production, market exchange, and credit and currency; the organizational and technological coordinates of agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, and finance; rural, regional, urban, and suburban development; public policy, partisan politics, and governmental regulation; patterns of economic growth, development, and crisis; and racial, religious, familial, sexual, environmental, and transnational dimensions of capitalist institutions and practices.

The seminar’s sponsors are the history departments of Loyola University Chicago and Lake Forest College. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer and Rudi Batzell are the coordinators for the 2018-2019 seminar.

The History of Capitalism 2018-2019 Call for Proposals is now CLOSED. Proposals for 2019-2020 will be accepted beginning March 1, 2019. 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
“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