Capitalism in Australia Winter School

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July 15, 2019 to July 17, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, Business History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, World History / Studies

Capitalism in Australia: New Histories for a Reimagined Future

New Economic Thinking Winter School

15-17 July 2019

University of Sydney 

Convened by Dr Benjamin Huf (Sydney) and Dr Anne Rees (La Trobe) with support from the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Research Fellowship in International History.

What is capitalism’s history? How do we write this chapter in our national and global pasts?  

And how can this historical knowledge inform our economic present and future? 

This July, budding historians are invited to consider these questions at a winter school intensive at the University of Sydney. Over three days, participants will engage with the recent revival in economic history and histories of capitalism and consider the role of economic and material analysis in their own research. 

The program will feature a range of Australian and international historians, and will include both skills-based and conceptual workshops covering topics such as neoliberalism, settler capitalism and Indigenous economies, work and the Anthropocene, statistical methods and public history. 

The winter school is open to both Honours and early-stage HDR students conducting research in any aspect of economic, business or labour history—broadly defined. 

Participants will have a chance to develop their communication skills and solicit feedback by presenting on their own research. They will also have the opportunity to work with a mentor who will provide one-on-one feedback and advice. 

Subject to application numbers, we will aim to provide all participants enrolled in non-Sydney based Australian universities with travel and accommodation. Students from non-Australian universities are also welcome.

Participation in the workshop will be determined by a selection process. Applications should comprise a CV, letter of reference, brief outline of your research project (max 500 words), and brief description of your reasons for applying (max 300 words). 

We especially invite applications from groups underrepresented in economic history (and academia), including women, people of colour, indigenous people, queer and trans people, disabled people and migrants.
Please send completed applications to by 5pm AEST on Friday 26 April 2019.

Contact Info: 

Dr Benjamin Huf, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laureate Research Program in International History, University of Sydney

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