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New Histories of Capitalism

Research Seminar

Organised by Prof. Regina Grafe and Prof. Glenda Sluga 
Registration code: HEC-RS-HISCAP-19
Tuesdays 11:00-12:50, Sala del Torrino

Starts on 7 January 2020
Admin. Assistant: Laura Borgese

 

Seminar description


In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007-08 and the sovereign debt crisis of 2009-13, renewed debates about capitalism returned the study of economic life, ideas, actors and institutions to the forefront of historical analysis of how the modern world was made. This course will traverse these debates and diverse methodologies, sampling some of the different ways in which historians of early modern and modern Europe are asking and answering the question: ‘when did capitalism become the dominant mode of socio-economic organisation and how has it changed the course of the world?’ We will discuss key themes in new histories of capitalism, with a focus on economic ideas, institutions and actors, and on their national and transnational settings. The seminar will also ask how the relation between polities and markets developed across periods of increasing and decreasing global integration. The point of this course is to practice thinking and writing historically.

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