Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Conference Program: “A New Materialism? Rethinking the History of Global Capitalism”

Source: Plensa (Jrathage, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
The symposium, “A New Materialism? Rethinking the History of Global Capitalism at the Nexus of Culture and Political Economy,” will take place at the University of Michigan on April 1-2, 2016. The meeting “aims to complicate some of the prevailing assumptions of the “New History of Capitalism” and to showcase recent work in cultural history explicitly engaged with various dimensions of global capitalism.” Speakers include: Howard Brick (University of Michigan), Elspeth Brown (University of Toronto), Kathleen Brown (University of Pennsylvania), N.D.B. Connolly (New York University), Jay Cook (University of Michigan), Konstantin Dierks (Indiana University Bloomington), Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), Nan Enstad (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Alison Isenberg (Princeton University), Susan Scott Parrish (University of Michigan), Seth Rockman (Brown University), and Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University). The full program has been posted on the website.
    Pre-registration is requested and is required in order to access the conference papers on-line. Please see the “New Materialism” website for registration information and other details.
    The symposium has been organized by Jay Cook, Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan.