May 20, 2022
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Forum: A Discussion of Walter Licht’s American Capitalisms: A Global History (forthcoming)
Co-Sponsored by the Penn Economic History Forum and the Department of History
Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 10:00-12:45
Session 1: 10:00-11:15
American Capitalisms, General Introduction and Part One, "A Mercantilist Outpost" (chapters 1-4)
Introduction can be accessed here
Discussants: Lynn Hollen Lees, UPenn (emerita); Kathy Brown, UPenn; Madhavi Kale, Bryn Mawr
Session 2: 11:30-12:45
American Capitalisms, Part Two: "Envelopment" (chapters 5 and 9)
Chair: Drew Faust, Harvard University (emerita)
Discussants: Steven Hahn, New York University; Thomas Heinrich, Baruch College, City University of New York; Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University
12:35-1:45 Lunch Break
Session 3: 1:45-3:15
“The Beat Goes On:” Presentations by Former Graduate Students on their Recent Publication and Works in Progress
Francis Ryan, Rutgers School of Management and Labor; Thomas Heinrich, Baruch College, CUNY; Kathy Hempstead, Senior Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Dan Wadhwani, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business; Ji-Yeon Yeo, Northwestern University; Clemmie Harris, Utica University; Matthew Hersch (HSS), Harvard University; Chris Jones (HSS), Arizona State University; Thomas Haigh (HSS), University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee.
Session 4: 3:30-4:15
Rick Halpern, University of Toronto
Jeff Kerr-Ritchie, Howard University
Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College
Amy Cohen, George Washington University
Donna Rilling, Stony Brook University
Eric Hintz, Smithsonian Institute
Nathan Ensmenger, Indiana University
Thomas Haigh, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee
C.L. Harris, Utica University.
4:30-6:00 University-Wide Reception (College Hall 200)
Wendell Pritchett, Interim President of the University, and Antonio Feros, Chair of the History Department, presiding.
Sessions held in-person and on-line
All chapters for discussion accessible here.
For two recent articles on Walter’s community role and teaching, see: