CFP: The Newberry Seminar in the History of Capitalism

History of Capitalism Seminar

 2021-2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS Submission Deadline: Friday, June 4, 2021

This seminar is a forum for works-in-progress in the history of capitalism, broadly defined. We seek proposals from junior, mid-career, and senior scholars as well as graduate students from a wide variety of sub-fields, including the history of race & racism, gender and feminist studies, intellectual history, political history, legal history, business history, the history of finance, labor history, cultural history, urban history, and agricultural history to name just a few. This seminar has and continues to welcome scholars working on a range of time periods and geographic areas, including global histories of commodities, like oil.  

This seminar will be virtual and open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion papers are circulated electronically in advance. Priority is given to individuals at a stage in their research at which they can best benefit from feedback. 

All meetings will take place remotely via Zoom on select Fridays from 3:30-5:00 pm Central Time. Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University, and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University Chicago, are the co-coordinators for 2021-2022. 

To submit a proposal, please visit our webform at to upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining how this paper relates to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email. 

Sponsors: the History Department at Loyola University Chicago and the Department of History at Illinois State University |