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CFP: The University of Georgia Graduate Student Conference Global Capitalism and the Global South (2015-01-29)

May 14-16, 2015
Zell B. Miller Learning Center - University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

The study of capitalism has seen a resurgence in academia. New ways of looking at old questions have challenged the established narratives between capital and social relationships. The University of Georgia Graduate Student Conference on Global Capitalism and the Global South will enable junior scholars to explore capitalism as a category of historical analysis.

The Global Capitalism Initiative and the UGA History Department invite graduate students to submit papers that engage with capitalism in its many forms. We especially encourage submissions that pertain to the global South, explore how capitalism has shifted with the growth of the world economy or connect capitalism to any historiographic or geopolitical subfield.

Some suggested themes include:

Business & Finance
Environment & Agriculture
Gender & Sexuality
Intellectual History
Digital History
Slavery & Race
Labor & Labor Relations
Political Economy
Global & Regional Trade
The Capitalist State

This conference will provide breakfast and lunch for each day, hotel accommodations for up to six out-of-state students, and airport transportation. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Woody Holton, the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.

Graduate students at any phase in their academic careers are welcome to apply. To complete a paper proposal, please email a 250-word abstract and current C.V. to the conference committee at

The deadline for submission is February 23, 2015.

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