Season 1 – New Histories of Capitalism

The first season of Conversations on New Histories of Capitalism debuted in May 2020 and aimed at mapping the broader trajectories in the field of the history of capitalism, and the chances and challenges that new emerging subfields offer for its study.


Episode 1: Professor Jessica Whyte

Chair: Dennis Koelling

For this first episode of the Conversations on New Histories of Capitalism Podcast, we spoke with political theorist Jessica Whyte (University of New South Wales) about human rights and neoliberalism, the morals of the market and on how to integrate the concept of moral economy into the study of the history of capitalism.


Episode 2: Professor Quinn Slobodian

Chair: Guus Wieman

In this episode, we speak with historian Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College) about capitalism without democracy, the relationship between the nation-state and freedom of capital, and neoliberalism’s unlikely alliance with right-wing populism.


Episode 3: Dr. Pierre Eichenberger

Chair: Giorgio Ennas

In this episode we speak with contemporary historian Pierre Eichenberger (Université de Lausanne) about the history of the International Chamber of Commerce, one of the most influential and shadowy NGOs emerging in the 20th century and we touch upon the peculiarities of neoliberalism in Switzerland.


Episode 4: Professor Francesca Trivellato

Chair: Lucile Boucher

In this episode we speak with early modern historian Francesca Trivellato (Princeton University) about capitalism’s long historical trajectories, the emergence of ‘new’ histories of capitalism from older historiographies, and the continuities and discontinuities in studying capitalism in the early modern and contemporary world.


Episode 5: Professor Pepjin Brandon

Chair: Olav Hofland

In this episode, we speak with historian Pepijn Brandon (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) about the Dutch Republic, slavery and slave-based economic activities in the 18th century.



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