News and Events

Here are some past and future events sponsored by Capitalism Studies:

International Conference, UNC Charlotte, September 8-9, 2023 This conference will bring together specialists from various disciplines to think comparatively about neoliberalism in Latin America and Eastern Europe. We aim to illuminate similarities and differences in the conception, implementation, and effect of neoliberalism in both regions, as well as consider cross fertilizations between them. Papers selected […]

The Capitalism Studies program was a co-sponsor of a one-day conference, “Comprehending Charlotte: Urban Complexities and the Future of Development in a New South City.” This event took place on Friday, April 29, 2002, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, at the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.  Co-sponsors  included the School of Architecture’s City Building Lab, the Urban Institute, and the Office […]

April 21, 2022, 10:00-11:15 am, in CHHS 376. Prof. Benjamin Park, Sam Houston State University, discussed religion and capitalism in the early USA. This event was arranged by UNC Charlotte history professor and interim chair of Africana Studies, Professor Christopher Cameron, in conjunction with his spring ’22 course on “The Market Revolution” in US history.

March 18, 2022: From 12:30-1:45, in Cone 210, Prof. Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of Chicago, discussed her new book, Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets (Princeton University Press, 2022). This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

February 23, 2022: Prof. Justene Hill Edwards, University of Virginia, delivered a talk on Zoom, 4:00-5:30 pm, entitled, “Slavery, Race, and Capitalism in the Antebellum United States.” Dr. Edwards is the author of the new book Unfree Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and the Rise of Capitalism in South Carolina (Columbia University Press, 2021). This event was arranged by UNC Charlotte history […]

February 1, 2022: NikiAnne Feinberg and Chris Farmer offered a lecture and discussion, in Denny 220, 2:30-3:45 pm, “Striving Towards True Wealth at Earthaven Ecovillage”  NikiAnne Feinberg is Director, School of Integrated Living, and Chris Farmer is Owner/ Lead electrician, Sunworks Electric. They are both community members at Earthhaven Ecovillage, a community near Asheville, NC, dedicated to […]

On Friday, November 19, at 12:30-1:45 pm, in Cone 210A, we enjoyed a presentation and Q&A from Prof. Jake Rosenfeld, of Washington University St. Louis: “Look Who’s (Not) Talking: The Salary Taboo at Work.” Dr. Rosenfeld is the author of the books What Unions No Longer Do (Harvard University Press, 2014), and You’re Paid What You’re Worth, and Other Myths of the Modern […]

On Wednesday, September 15, from 4:00-5:15 pm, on Zoom, Prof. Rossana Barragán, of the International Institute of Social History, delivered a presentation with Q&A with students and faculty, entitled “Making the Empire Work: Property, Labor, and the Early Silver Industry in the Production of a World Commodity at Potosi.”

On Friday, March 19, 2021, from 12:45-1:45 pm, on Zoom, Prof. Ken-Hou Lin of the University of Texas, Austin, discussed his recent book, co-authored with Megan Tobias Neely, Divested: Inequality in the Age of Finance (Oxford University Press, 2019).  This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 2:30-3:45 pm, on Zoom, there was a presentation and Q&A with Mr. Warren A. Stephens, the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Stephens Inc., a privately owned diversified financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Stephens’s presentation was titled “Reclaiming Capitalism.”

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 2:30-3:45 pm, on Zoom, Prof. Caitlin Rosenthal of the University of California, Berkeley, discussed the history of capitalism and slavery, in a presentation drawing on the work she did for her recent book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management (Harvard University Press, 2018).

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 2:30-3:45 pm, on Zoom, Prof. Jason W. Moore of Binghamton University discussed the history of capitalism and the environment, in a presentation titled “Climates of Crisis in the Holocene: From Antiquity to Historical Capitalism.” 

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from 2:30-3:45 pm, on Zoom, Prof. Louis Hyman of Cornell University offered a presentation titled “What Is Capitalism Studies and the History of Capitalism?”

On November 26, 2019, Prof. Andrew Gordon, Harvard University, gave a talk titled, “The Surprising Story of Self-Reliant Women in Japanese Economic Life, 1900-1950s” 

On November 7, 2019, Prof. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, of UMass Lowell, talked about her new book, Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).  This talk was arranged by UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South.