The history of capitalism emerged initially as a framework for new historical research. Much of the field’s strength and vitality, however, has been drawn from the enthusiastic reception it received from undergraduate and graduate students. The demand for courses that use historical methods to engage issues of political economy in innovative ways has often been overwhelming. Lectures, seminars, and tutorials on the topic are now offered at a wide range of schools, including Harvard, Princeton, Brown, University of Chicago, the New School for Social Research, and Vanderbilt. With the understanding that the success of the field will be determined in classrooms and lecture halls, not merely in the archives and on the pages of scholarly journals, this conference represents an attempt to discuss both the overarching goals and the day-to-day details of teaching about capitalism. Please register if you would like to attend.
November 17, 2011