The Global Capitalism Initiative is finally up and running! We will be bringing you several exciting events this spring, including a film series, several workshops with scholars from around the country, and a Graduate Student Conference on Global Capitalism and the Global South. Please check back often, as we will be updating this site regularly with the most current information for each event.
CAPFEST: Productive Forces, starts January 8th at 7 pm at CINE. There will be a film focused on labor and capitalism each Thursday for the rest of the month of January. These are all free events and meet the requirements for FYO, so tell your undergraduates. More information is located in the Announcements section of this site.
Several scholars have been invited to campus, including Dora Costa, Sarah Milov, and Woody Holton. Dr. Costa is a Professor of Economics at the University of California-Los Angeles, and we will be workshopping her paper in April. More information on her scholarship can be found here. Dr. Milov is an assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia and will be presenting her work in March. More information on her scholarship can be found here. Dr. Holton is the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and will be giving the keynote address for the Graduate Student Conference in May. More information on his scholarship can be found here.
The study of Capitalism has seen resurgence in academia. New ways of looking at old questions have challenged the established narrative 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 conference is scheduled for May 14-16 in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. We are now accepting submissions.
The Global Capitalism Initiative would like to thank the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts for their generous funding of these activities and events.