The series is divided into four thematic blocks (1. The State; 2. The Firm; 3. The Law; 4. The Environment) preceded by an introduction and followed by a concluding meeting. In each block, the first week is a broad discussion, while the second week will be dedicated to more specific topics and will involve a guest speaker.
Researchers are also encouraged to attend the Summer Talks Series Connected Histories of Capitalism in September to get acquainted with the latest research in economic history on connected sites of capitalism. Central topics include the historicisation of economic globalization, the relation between capitalism and colonialism, the ethics of inequality, the problem of norms in the twentieth-century social sciences, and the relationship between the market economy and democratic structures of governance.
Researchers are expected to take an active part in the seminar discussion based on the readings for each session. In addition, sessions will be introduced by a brief presentation of the readings by one or two participants in the seminar.
Please note that on Thursday 4 November and on Friday 3 December, the seminar will be held in Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati