Doctoral Colloquium 2010, Athens, Georgia

Colloquium Participants
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium Paper
Kyle Asquith

'Aren't They Keen?' Early Children's Food Advertising and the Emergence of the Brand-Loyal Child Consumer

Cory Davis

University of Illinois-Chicago

A Commercial Republic: The National Board of Trade and the Making of a National Political Economy in the Late Nineteenth-Century U.S.

Kristin Hall

University of Waterloo

The Establishment of Maclean's Magazine and Notions of Masculine Canadian Nationalism

Caley Horan

University of Minnesota

Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Postwar United States

R Scott Huffard Jr

University of Florida

Perilous Connections: Railroads in the Post-Reconstruction South

Andrew Meade McGee

University of Virginia

Mainframing America: Computers, Systems, and the Transformation of U.S. Policy and Society, 1940-1985

Matthew David Mitchell

University of Pennsylvania

Joint-Stock Capitalism and the Atlantic Commercial Network: The Royal African Company, 1672-1752

Caitlin Rosenthal

Harvard University

    My research explores the history of numeracy and its relationship to American capitalism and democracy. Numeracy—which is to mathematics what literacy is to reading—includes all kinds of quantitative practices, from everyday arithmetic to sophisticated financial reporting, information technology, and accounting. I study the ways legal and social institutions shape these practices and the impact of calculation on political and moral reasoning. Today numbers are everywhere, occupying a privileged rhetorical status that began to emerge in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

From Slavery to Scientific Management: Accounting for Control in Antebellum America

Carina Spaulding

University of Manchester

Hair Affair: Media, Culture, and the Black Hair Care Industry

Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Per H. Hansen

Copenhagen Business School

    Per Hansen is a professor in the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy and a member of the Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School.

Richard R. John

Columbia University

    Richard R. John is a historian who specializes in the history of business, technology, communications, and American political development.  He teaches and advises graduate students in Columbia’s Ph.D. program in communications, and is member of the core faculty of the Columbia history department, where he teaches courses on the history of capitalism and the history of communications.

Martha Olney

University of California-Berkeley

    Martha Olney is teaching professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley where she has taught since 1993. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1985. She previously taught at Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, Stanford University, and Siena College. She is the author of Buy Now Pay Later: Advertising, Credit, and Consumer Durables in the 1920s (UNC Press, 1991).

Mark H. Rose

Florida Atlantic University

Student Liaison
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Laura Phillips Sawyer

University of Virginia

    Professor Sawyer studies the history of competition law and policy. Her book, American Fair Trade, explores how trade associations of small and independent proprietors shaped U.S. antitrust law from the 1890s through 1940. She argues that they successfully altered antitrust law in order to protect their own economic and political interests, engaged in the first law and economics movement, and ultimately helped create a blueprint for New Deal economic regulations.