Cultures of Capitalism: Early Modern Spain

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Event Contact

Rogers, Sarah
919-668-2401

Speaker(s): 
Elvira Vilches

Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast is served at 9am.

About the presentation: How did capitalism come to be naturalized in Early Modern Spain? Why has the history of capitalism rendered this process invisible? How can the economic past of Iberian merchant capitalism be historicized outside master narratives of rise and decline and economic backwardness? What are the technical and intellectual pursuits through which this complex society got to know capitalism? What are the cultural forms they forged? And finally, how does the cultural field interpret different models of economic behavior?

About the presenter: Elvira Vilches is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University

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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Sponsor
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
Event Co-Sponsors
Economics, History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Romance Studies