Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CFP: “Global Capitalism and the Global South”

The Global Capitalism Initiative and the University of Georgia History Department will host a graduate student conference on May 14-16, 2015, on the theme "Global Capitalism and the Global South." The meeting will take place at the Zell B. Miller Learning Center at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. As the organizers explain, "The study of capitalism has seen a resurgence in academia. New ways of looking at old questions have challenged the established narratives between capital and social relationships. The University of Georgia Graduate Student Conference on Global Capitalism and the Global South will enable junior scholars to explore capitalism as a category of historical analysis."
    The organizers invite graduate students to submit papers that engage with capitalism in its many forms. Submissions that pertain to the global South, explore how capitalism has shifted with the growth of the world economy, or connect capitalism to any historiographic or geopolitical subfield are especially encouraged. Graduate students in any phase in their academic careers are welcome to apply. To complete a paper proposal, please email a 250-word abstract and current C.V. to the conference committee at capitalism@uga.edu. The deadline for submissions is February 23, 2015.
    The conference will provide breakfast and lunch for each day, hotel accommodations for up to six out-of-state students, and airport transportation. The keynote speaker will be Woody Holton, the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.
    For the full call for papers and additional conference information, please consult the conference website.