History Now! seminars explore the most current and compelling issues affecting our practice of contemporary history.
The series unites researchers, practitioners and friends of history from across the Sydney region, inviting all to reflect on what makes history real and vibrant.
In 2019, the organisers are Hannah Forsyth and Melissa Bellanta from the Australian Catholic University and Kiera Lindsey from UTS.
History of Capitalism Workshop
Capitalism’s relationship to contemporary politics is both urgent and historically constituted. We are increasingly connecting the history of capitalism to existing strengths in Australian historiography, by thinking about capitalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, environmental history, labour history, settler-colonial studies, immigration history, gender history and, of course, economic history.
This workshop brings those strands together. It starts with some practical strategies and sources, then considers a range of approaches to the history of capitalism. We end with a History Now! seminar featuring two women working on the history of capitalism, Dr Julie McIntyre (University of Newcastle) and Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson (University of Sydney). All welcome!
Thursday 19 September, 9:30am-5pm
UTS Building 10, Level 5, Room 580