Conversations on New Histories of Capitalism (CNHC) is a webinar series hosted by the Department of History and Civilisation at the European University Institute in Florence and supported by the ERC-funded project ECOINT.

The series brings together advanced scholars and early career researchers from around the world in a dialogue on the emerging field of the “New History of Capitalism.”

CNHC was conceived as an innovative way to engage scholars from around the world online during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The first season mapped “New Histories of Capitalism” as a dynamic field crossing disciplinary boundaries to examine capitalism as a social, cultural, political and economic system across early modern, modern and contemporary history.

Season Two: Intersectional Histories of Capitalism

Starting October 23rd, 2020

In the upcoming second season, we present theoretical and empirical work of scholars who have chosen an intersectional perspective which recognises that various systems of power such as class, race, and gender overlap in many ways, creating unique asymmetries of power and supporting engrained systems of oppression.

Choosing to view the history of capitalism from an intersectional perspective challenges practitioners to go beyond old dichotomies of the economic and the socio-political. It encourages scholars to engage deeper with truly interdisciplinary approaches and to develop comprehensive analyses of how capitalism shaped the historical trajectories of political institutions, cultural imaginaries, economic conduct, identities and subjectivities.