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)
At least in Western-Europe and the US, radical approaches to history writing have long held a position in the margins of the field. This has been true since the decline in popularity of ‘critical theory’ and ‘history from below’ associated with the new social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. But there are signs of a revival. The global financial crisis that started in 2008 prompted new interest in the long history of capitalism, often intended to examine the ‘historic roots’ of the system’s most obvious flaws.