Thursday, March 3, 2011

“Power and History of Capitalism” Program Available

The History Department of Lang College, the New School for Social Research, and the Culture of the Market Network at the University of Manchester are holding a conference on "Power and the History of Capitalism," to be held at the New School in New York City, April 15-16, 2011. The program is now available on the group's University of Manchester website. Among the many participants are Vicki Howard, Noam Maggor, Kim Phillips-Fein, Louis Hyman, Sven Beckert, Michael Zakim, and Ken Lipartito; Joyce Appleby and Stephen Mihm will offer keynote addresses, and  Beckert and Zakim will join Jeffrey Sklansky, James Livingston, and Robin Blackburn in a "State of the Field" roundtable. Organizers are Oz Frankel, Peter Knight, and Julia Ott.
   The Culture of the Market Network is a collaboration between the University of Manchester, Oxford University, the New School, and Harvard University aimed at bringing together an international group of scholars from the humanities and social sciences to investigate how economic ideas, institutions, and practices are embedded in the wider culture.