Economic History & History of Capitalism

Economic History blends the study of economics with statistical analyses and historical research methods. Students can explore many topics related to regulation, banking, insurance, finance, business, entrepreneurship, and the economic issues of the past and present. This field often overlaps with some aspects of social history, including labor history. Our faculty cover a wide range of areas, and students can work with faculty members specialized in American, African American, Latin American, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern economics histories.

Faculty

Bishara
Assistant Professor, History, Rouhollah Ramazani Assistant Professor of Arabian Peninsula and Gulf Studies
Nau 253
Office Hours: On leave Fall 2019-Spring 2020; by appointment
Themes: Economic History & History of Capitalism, Empire & Colonialism, Legal History, Spatial History, Frontiers, & Migration, Transnational and Diplomatic History
Carlson
Professor
A220 Thornton Hall
Office Hours: Thurs. 12:30-2:00 (434) 924-4306 (434) 924-4306
Themes: Cultural and Social History, Economic History & History of Capitalism, Science, Medicine, & Technology
Edelson
Professor, Associate Chair, Co-Director, UVa Early American Seminar at Monticello, Co-Director, MapScholar/VisualEyes
431 Nau Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm, and by appointment
Themes: Digital Humanities, Economic History & History of Capitalism, Empire & Colonialism, Environmental History, History of Slavery, Spatial History, Frontiers, & Migration
Lecturer
Nau 238
Office Hours: T/Th 11:30am-12:15pm, 1:45pm-2:15pm, & by appointment
Themes: Economic History & History of Capitalism, Legal History, Race & Ethnicity
Kahrl
Associate Professor
282 Nau
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Wednesdays 9-11am (282 Nau) and Fridays 1:30-3:30pm (108 Minor)
Themes: Cultural and Social History, Economic History & History of Capitalism, Environmental History, Legal History, Political History, Race & Ethnicity
Photo by Chris Taylor / U.S. Department of the Treasury
Assistant Professor of History and American Studies
484 Nau Hall
Office Hours: T 12:30-2:30 & Th 1:30-3:30. Book an appointment at https://ds2ax.youcanbook.me
Themes: Economic History & History of Capitalism, Empire & Colonialism, Environmental History, Labor History, Science, Medicine, & Technology
Philip Zelikow
White Burkett Miller Professor of History, and Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at the Miller Center of Public Affairs
Nau 421
Office Hours: Mondays, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Themes: Economic History & History of Capitalism, Empire & Colonialism, Genocide & Violence, Intellectual History & History of Ideas, Military & War History, Political History, Transnational and Diplomatic History

Graduate Student

Erlandson
20th Century U.S., American Political Development, American Legal History, History of Capitalism
Themes: Economic History & History of Capitalism, Legal History, Political History
Abeer Saha
Doctoral Candidate, Editor-in-Chief, Essays in History, Jefferson Fellow, Jefferson Scholars Foundation
Themes: Economic History & History of Capitalism, Environmental History, Political History, Science, Medicine, & Technology