Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CFP: “Histories of American Capitalism”

The Cornell Conference on the Histories of American Capitalism will take place at Cornell University on November 6-8, 2014. The organizers invite panels and individual papers that seek to make connections between the diverse historiographic subfields of the last several decades and the recent interest in the history of capitalism. Suggested thematic clusters:
Gender and Sexuality
Built and Natural Environments
Race and Ethnicity
Intellectual and Cultural History
State, Migration, and Citizenship
The organizers are also open to panels in other subfields. Submission is open to scholars at any stage of their careers. Submissions should include a 500-word description and c.v. for each paper proposal. Questions and submissions should be addressed to Jefferson Cowie ( The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2014.

Keynote and plenary speakers include Orlando Patterson, Harvard University; Guy Standing, University of London; Nancy Fraser, New School; Peniel Joseph, Tufts University; Jackson Lears, Rutgers University; Julia Ott, New School; and Richard White, Stanford University.