University of Chicago
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
U of Chicago Postpones (not Cancels) Course on "Problem of Whiteness" For Security Concerns
The course, which examines the makings and effects of the historical, political and cultural category of "whiteness" was a target for critics who mistakenly presented it as an example of "anti-white hate."
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Racist Roots of Campus Policing
by Eddie R. Cole
Campus police forces often trace their origins to moments when Black demands for expanded housing opportunity clashed with universities' ambitions for expansion or desire to maintain white residential areas near their campuses.
An Unusual History: A Conversation Between Two Economists About the Economics Department at the University of Chicago
Arnold C. Harberger reflects on his service in the University of Chicago's economics department as it became a highly influential center of "free market" policymaking.
SOURCE: The Activist History Review
Remembering The Ad Hoc Committee for Handicapped Access (AHCHA): Against Erasure of Disability History At the University Of Chicago
by Steph Ban
"The irony of placing a reminder of disability history in a stairwell does not escape me nor does it surprise me."
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
University of Chicago’s Hanna Holborn Gray has written a memoir
In an interview she discusses sexism and offers advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.
SOURCE: The Chicago Maroon
University of Chicago history department approves diversity statement after professor’s controversial statements
Medieval history professor Rachel Fulton Brown backed right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos after he was accused of supporting pedophilia.
SOURCE: Chicago Maroon
Chicago Maroon remembers Robert Fogel
Economics professor Robert Fogel, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for applying economic analysis to history and taught for at the University for over 30 years, died Tuesday morning. He was 86.In an e-mail sent out over the listhost for economics majors on Wednesday, department chairman John List said that Fogel had died of pneumonia contracted after a mild heart attack.Fogel, along with Douglass North—with whom he shared the Nobel Prize—is considered a pioneer of “cliometrics”—the practice of using quantitative methods to analyze history. Called a “bomb thrower” by the New York Times after winning the Nobel Prize, Fogel’s economic approach to history often challenged conventional wisdom. His 1974 book Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery found that slavery was more economically efficient than free agriculture. Fogel’s analysis led him and co-author Stanley Engerman to conclude that because slaves were valuable economic assets, slaveowners were inclined to treat them well. While acknowledging that slaves were oppressed in ways that could not be represented through data, Fogel concluded that the demise of slavery was for political reasons, not economic ones....
The American Roots of Neoliberalism
by Daniel Stedman Jones
Portrait of Milton Friedman. Credit: The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.The word “neoliberalism” -- the ideology of free markets, deregulation and limited government -- is easily lost in translation from the European to the American context. In part this is a reflection of the different meanings of liberalism in Europe and the United States. But it also highlights a gap in historical understanding, which is only just beginning to be filled.
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