Monday, September 15, 2014

Fellowship: History of American Capitalism

The 2015-2016 fellowship competition at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard (CWC) will focus on "The History of American Capitalism." According to the announcement:
We propose to build on the growing scholarly interest in political economy and the history of capitalism while at once broadening its scope and creating a cross-disciplinary endeavor that embraces the sociology of knowledge, the study of technology and material culture, changing paradigms of political authority, the re-organization of family life, the invention of the modern private subject, and the birth of liberal ideology. We shall accordingly seek to include in the ranks of our fellows and guest lecturers scholars from such diverse fields as anthropology, business, engineering, law, political philosophy, and, yes, economics.
Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Sven Beckert (History), Christine Desan (Law School), and Michael Zakim (University of Tel Aviv). Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows must be in residence for at least the nine-month academic year. Applications are due by December 12, 2014, letters of recommendation by January 15, 2015. For a fuller description of the program and a link to application materials, please see the CWC announcement.