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Call for Papers- Toward a Global History of Economic Transfer: Commodities, Commodity Chains, and Processes of Economic Innovation

February 4, 2020

The Weatherhead Initiative for Global History and the History Department of the East China Normal University, and other members of the Global History Network, will examine this multidimensional process of transformation –from the vantage of the history of material commodities and technological transfer broadly construed – at a conference at the ECNU in Shanghai in October 2020. We welcome proposals for papers that will address the question of how the extraction of resources, cultivation and marketing of commodities, and the changing organization of production and finance have...

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Call for Papers: Towards a Global History of Primitive Accumulation

March 22, 2018

Towards a Global History of Primitive Accumulation

Amsterdam, 9-11 May 2019

A conference co-sponsored by the International Institute of Social History, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh

This conference aims for a historically grounded rethinking of the concept of “primitive” or “original” accumulation of capital. With this phrase, Karl Marx tried to capture the dual process by which wealth was accumulated in the hands of capitalists on the one hand, and labor power was...

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