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Feb 14

Next workshop, Feb 13

Please join us this Thursday (Feb 13) at 6pm for the following paper and discussion at the Social Theory Workshop:

The Failure of Left Internationalism

Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago


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Dec 13

Winter schedule 2014

Although we have one more presentation this quarter (Dec 5, see last post for details), we are excited to now post the winter quarter schedule for the Social Theory Workshop!

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

The following workshops will be held on Thursdays at 6pm.

Jan 16
“The dual character of paperwork in the Qing Empire’s treaty ports”
Stacie Kent
PhD Candidate
Department of History
University of Chicago

Jan. 30
“Duels in the European Novel: Class, Honor, and the Limits of a Bourgeois Form”
Ben Merriman
PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago

Feb 13
“On the Impossibility of an International Left Movement in Europe”
Eli Thorkelson
PhD Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago

Feb. 27
“Who are Choice Feminists? Competing Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism”
Ashleigh Campi
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
University of Chicago

March 13
“A Crisis of Internalization: Jessica Benjamin, the Frankfurt School, and the Waning of the Oedipus Complex”
Benjamin Y. Fong
Harper Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago
and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division


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May 13

Next Workshop May 16

Please join us for the next meeting of the Social Theory Workshop, Thursday May 16

“The Nation-State Is Flat: Cadastral Mapping and Theories of State Formation”
Alvaro Santana-Acuña, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Harvard University

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

All events will take place at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)


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Apr 13

Workshop April 18

Tyson Leuchter, Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Chicago:

“The Illimitable Right: The Marché à Terme, Property, and Political Authority in Napoleonic France.”

All papers will be distributed in advance of the workshops via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join this list serv go to: lists.uchicago.edu and search for “Social Theory”

All events will take place at 6pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)


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Oct 12

Autumn Workshop Schedule

The Social Theory Workshop is pleased to announce its autumn quarter schedule:

October 11

William Sewell, The Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Departments of Political Science and History, The University of Chicago

“Connecting Capitalism to the French Revolution: The Parisian Promenade and the Origins of Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France.”

October 18

Eric Triantafillou, PhD Student, Anthropology, The University of Chicago

“’We Rule You’: The Visual Epistemology of Capitalism as a Pyramid”

October  23

Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, York University and Sam Gindin, Visiting Chair in Social Justice, York University

“The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire,” Graduate Student Workshop with the Authors

(A Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) Event)
This lunch-time workshop will run from 12:30-2:30. Registration required. RSVP to sakent@uchicago.edu.

November 15

Greg Malandrucco, PhD Candidate, History, The University of Chicago

“Policing the 1942 World’s Fair in Rome: Fascist Image Management and Cultural Diplomacy”

November 29

Philip Sugg, PhD Student, Social Thought, The University of Chicago

“Secularization’s Challenge of Method: An Appraisal of Several Recent Historical Theories of ‘The Secular’”

 

All meetings take place 6pm-8pm in Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood Ave., unless noted otherwise.

Papers are distributed in advance via the Social Theory Workshop list serv. To join the list serv or request further information about the workshop, contact Stacie Kent, sakent@uchicago.edu


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Feb 12

March 5 Aaron Hill

Please join us at the next meeting of the Social Theory Workshop, Monday, March 5 at 8pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave).

We will be discussing a paper by History PhD candidate Aaron Hill, entitled, “An Argument for the Centrality of Historical Consciousness in Revolutionary Ideology: France and Germany, 1880 – 1930″

The paper will be distributed later this week.

All are welcome.

Persons who believe they may need assistance attending this event, please contact Stacie Hanneman in advance at sakent@uchicago.edu

 


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Jan 11

Jan 24 Robin Bates

The next meeting of the Social Theory Workshop will take place this coming Monday, January 24 at 8pm in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave). We will be discussing a paper by PhD candidate Robin Bates, entitled, “An Empire within an Empire: Écouen and the Cultural Logic of Napoleonic France, 1804-1815″

Those needing a copy of the paper should email Stacie Hanneman at sakent@uchicago.edu

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call Stacie Hanneman in advance at 773-330-1130.


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Apr 10

Robin Bates

The Social Theory Workshop will begin its Spring Quarter schedule on Monday, April 12th, with Robin Bates, “The Girl with No Mind: Pauline Guizot’s sentimental education and François Guizot’s law on primary schools in postrevolutionary France.”  The meeting will take place in Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.) at 8:00 pm.  All are welcome.

Members of the workshop’s email list will receive the paper as a file attachment later this week.  Others who would like a copy of the paper should contact Robin Bates (rdbates@uchicago.edu).


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Sep 09

Autumn Quarter 2009

The Social Theory Workshop will begin its 2009-2010 schedule on Monday, October 5th, when Elizabeth Heath (University of Chicago) will present on “The Global Dimensions of French Citizenship.”