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Recent Content

Hagley Library CFP/Hidden Capitalism: Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market



Hidden Capitalism:

Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market


A Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, Delaware, October 27, 2017



In reviving the study of capitalism, scholars have emphasized the transformative power of markets and commodification.  Yet, a crucial part of what drives capitalism falls outside of waged relations and formal, visible exchange. 

Seeking Editorial Board Nominations for Palgrave Communications

Dear H-Sci-Med-Tech members,

Palgrave Communications is a fully open-access academic journal, published by Palgrave Macmillan, covering all fields of research within the social sciences and the humanities. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary research. Peer review of submitted manuscripts is overseen by members of the international Editorial Board.

CfP for Workshop: "Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies" at the GHI Washington, DC (June 1-3, 2017)


Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies across Science, Commerce, and the State



Dr. Sebastian Felten, Philipp Lehmann PhD, PD Dr. Christine von Oertzen / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig / German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.


H. Roger Grant
Alexander Schweig

Schweig on Grant, 'Railroaders without Borders: A History of the Railroad Development Corporation'

H. Roger Grant. Railroaders without Borders: A History of the Railroad Development Corporation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. xii + 238 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01798-7.

Reviewed by Alexander Schweig (University of Arizona)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer