This two-week workshop — a boot camp of sorts — on economic methods for historians. The format of the workshop is loosely based on an executive MBA program.
Recent years have witnessed renewed attention on the part of historians to questions concerning capital accumulation, market formation, and labor regimes. Bringing together scholars from a wide range of geographic, temporal, and thematic sub-fields, the new history of capitalism has revisited long-held assumptions about economic development and capital accumulation with an eye towards understanding the ways culture, politics, and markets have intersected to form the basis of a dynamic and highly complex capitalism(s).
THE IGLP AFRICAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP
January, 2016 | Cape Town, South African
We are very excited to announce a very special event put on by the Program on the Study of Capitalism. Thomas Piketty, author of the bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century, will be presenting to us as part of the Seminar on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism in the Ames Courtroom of Austin Hall (just northwest of the Science Center) on FRIDAY, March 6 from 2-4 PM. Piketty's lecture will then be followed by commentary from Christine Desan (HLS), David Kennedy (HLS) and Stephen A. Marglin (Economics, Harvard). We hope you can join us!
'Currencies of Commerce in the Greater Indian Ocean World'
Call for Papers
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
22 to 24 April 2015
Organizer: Dr. Steven Serels (Harvard University)