For decades a staple of Marxist theory, the concept of capitalism has in recent years re-emerged in different strands of historical scholarship and social science, as well as in public debate. In this lecture, I will situate these developments in the wider history of the concept and try to identify some key tools and theories for a historical understanding of capitalism.
I will also offer some hypotheses on what the application of this perspective does to our understanding of modern Danish history. What is gained with this framework, and what are the pitfalls?
This lecture is a part of our program on the history of capitalism
About Jeppe Nevers:
Jeppe Nevers is Professor at the Department of History, SDU and Senior Fellow at Danish Institute for Advanced Study. He is currently working on the history of capitalism, with a focus on the Danish experience. He is especially interested in the relationship between democracy and capitalism, and in understanding the history of capitalism as a series of interconnected models with an increasing degree of complexity. Read more
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this lecture may be held online and/or with limited participation.