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Capitalism predominates over much of the globe today. As a political economic form it defines not only market dynamics but also governance structures and social relations. The study of its growth and development therefore attracts scholars from a wide variety of fields; their contributions could powerfully stimulate mutual insight.

Through a variety of workshops and conferences we aim to provide a forum for the intensive interdisciplinary study of capitalism as a historically situated order by bringing together faculty and graduate students from different departments within Harvard and beyond.

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CFP: Unfree Labour Old and New

April 30, 2019

An international workshop on "Unfree Labour Old and New" will take place 3-10 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The aim of the workshop is to explore historical lineages and contemporary meanings and practices of unfree work in a global context. Applications are due April 30th. 

Lecturer in British Economic History post-1750

April 28, 2019

Lecturer in British Economic History post-1750

The Department of History at King's College London is seeking a Lecturer in British Economic History post-1750. The post holder will conduct and publish high quality research in the subject, seek external research funding and engage in impact-generating activities. They will develop and design new modules in their area of specialism, and contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of other teaching activities. They will assume pastoral and administrative responsibilities, participate actively in the life and culture of...

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