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Merle Curti Lectures

November 14, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Merle Curti Lecures 2018


Bethany Moreton and N. D. B. Connolly

November 14 – 16, 2018
All lectures start at 4:00 PM
Pyle Center; 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

Reception to be held on Thursday, November 15th at Pyle Center’s AT&T Lounge from 5:30-7:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
“Fifty Shades of Green: Sexing the History of Capitalism”

Lecturer: Bethany Moreton, Professor of History, Dartmouth CollegeDescription: From Silicon Valley libertarians and Wall Street welfare capitalists to the “pick-up artists” of the Alt-Right and the neo-patriarchs of Christian Traditionalism, thinkers on the Right have astutely analyzed the foundational connections between sexual and economic ideologies. At the other end of the political spectrum, some partisans of labor democracy still scold radicals for “trying to persuade people on the left that gay issues, black issues, feminist issues and so on are all really about capitalism.” Focusing on this paradoxical contrast, Moreton invites consideration of how sexual logics have been built into the architecture of economic thought, with historically meaningful consequences.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
“’A Little Loyal Dependency’: The Continuities of Colonialism in Capital’s Atlantic World”

Lecturer: N. D. B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins UniversityDescription: Prof. Connolly explores several generations of a single family, while offering a sweeping look at the hazards of worker and capital mobility in the twentieth-century Atlantic World.  Entangling the histories of the United States, England, and the West Indies, he maintains that, for nearly a century, pronouncements of interracial loyalty and colonial stability remained critical to how African-Americans and black immigrants navigated institutional white power and survived contemporary capitalism.  The making of the Anglo-Atlantic, he suggests, relied at once on preoccupations with reputation within families and on perceptions of fealty in an emergent Caribbean “offshore.”

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Friday, November 16, 2018
Roundtable Discussion – “New Directions on the Study of Capitalism and Power”

Bethany Moreton (Professor of History, Dartmouth College)
D. B. Connolly (Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University)
Paige Glotzer (Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Destin Jenkins, (Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago)

Facilitated by: Nan Enstad, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison

All lectures start at 4:00 PM

Pyle Center
702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

Information on this and all previous Curti Lectures can be found on the Department of History’s Merle Curti Lecture Series page.


November 14, 2018
November 16, 2018
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