The History and Social Sciences Forum 

The University of Chicago's History and Social Sciences Forum, organized by Professors Steven Pincus and Scott Gehlbach, seeks to highlight cross-disciplinary scholarship in history, political science, sociology, economics, and law. The forum is held four times per quarter and currently meets via zoom. We host faculty from within the University of Chicago to briefly present and discuss a pre-circulated paper. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend and to enroll in our mailing list by signing up here

Spring 2021 Calendar 

Hosted via Zoom, Wednesday 11:30 – 12:50 pm Central Time 

April 7th

Adom Getachew

University of Chicago

Democracy in the Age of Decolonization

April 21st

Jonny Bunning

University of Chicago

"The Value of a Wife": Price, Politics, and the Economic Struggle Over Housework in the Long 1970s

May 5th

Elisabeth Clemens

University of Chicago

Co-Author: Adam Braffman (NYU)

State Repression as Structural Fold:  The Encounter of Pacifism and Civil Rights During the Second World War

May 19th

Şevket Pamuk 

Bogaziçi University 

 State Formation in the Long Run: Annual Revenues of States around the World since 1500 

Please email the student coordinators Hope Dancy or Ksenia Podvoiskaia with any inquiries, if you anticipate needing special accommodations.