Capitalism, Oh No!
HISTORY OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM CONFERENCE
From: Jeremy Zallen: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a reminder that submissions for The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism are due November 1, 2010. Interested graduate students should email a 750-word abstract and a C.V. to email@example.com. For additional details, please see below.
My name is Jeremy Zallen and I am a 3rd-year graduate student in History at Harvard University. This spring, Harvard will be hosting its third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism from March 4-6, 2011. Entitled, “Capitalism in Action,” this conference aims to bring together graduate students interested in the historical workings of capitalism to present and discuss their work with colleagues from across the country and around the world. We are also excited to have historian Jackson Lears as our keynote speaker this year!
We invite any graduate student interested in presenting at the conference to submit a paper proposal. Past conferences have covered a wide range of exciting topics and debates, and we hope to achieve similar levels of diversity and discussion again this year. Please refer to the call for papers pasted below for further details. We look forward to your responses, and please forward this email widely!
G3, History, Harvard University
Please help circulate to interested colleagues and students:
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Third Graduate Student Conference on the History of American Capitalism: “Capitalism in Action”
Harvard University | Cambridge, MA | March 4th-6th, 2011
Sponsored by the David Howe Fund for Business and Economic History at
Keynote Speaker: Jackson Lears
Discussions of American capitalism often uncritically rely on loaded but abstract terms, from “markets” to “capital.” This conference aims to bring together emerging scholars who are interested in interrogating the nitty-gritty details of how capitalist systems have been imagined, constructed, maintained, altered, and challenged by an array of different historical actors in the United States and across the globe. What does “the economy” look like once we shift our focus from intangible market models towards the concrete workings of capitalist society and culture? In this conference, we hope to expand our understanding of American history by analyzing many different moments of “capitalism in action.”
We welcome papers by fellow graduate students from many different fields, such as cultural, social or business histories of capitalism. We encourage papers on a range of diverse topics. Possible paper subjects could include
anything from mortgage-backed derivatives, land speculation and the geography of garbage to corporate personhood, consumer branding and the political economy of baseball. We welcome the submission of panels as well.
Interested graduate students should email a C.V. and a 750-word abstract of their paper (description, significance, sources, current status) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission deadline is Nov 1st, 2010. Those selected to present will be notified by Nov 19th and receive a stipend towards travel costs.
The conference website (www.fas.harvard.edu/polecon) is currently under construction, but for the websites of previous conferences, please see: www.fas.harvard.edu/~polecon/conference/ and www.fas.harvard.edu/~histcap/ .
For questions or additional details, please email email@example.com.
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