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 the kick-off to the DIAS Program on the History of Capitalism, a lecture series featuring some truly outstanding researchers of high international distinction. Read the full program here: https://danish-ias.dk/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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The Lecture will take place in the DIAS Auditorium (O NAT DIAS Auditorie V24-501a-0), where we will serve light snacks and coffee after the lecture.
You can also watch the lecture live on the DIAS YouTube channel. Please note that the lecture will not be recorded.