Program

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

Conference Welcome
3pm*HEIKE PAUL (BAA)
Greetings
KATRIN HORN & KARIN HOEPKER
Opening Remarks
Panel I (Chair: Sylvia Mayer)
Dealing with Uncertainty: Rumor & Speculation
3:30pm
– 5pm

SEBASTIAN JOBS (BERLIN)
“Slave Uprisings: Rumors and Compensation”

CARRIE TIRADO BRAMEN (BUFFALO)
“A Star Market: Astrological Speculation on
Wall Street”

ATIBA PERTILLA (WASHINGTON, DC)
“Immigrants, Remittances, and the Courts, 1904–1929”

BREAK

Keynote Address I (Introduced by Karin Hoepker)
5:30pm –
7pm

PETER KNIGHT (MANCHESTER)
“Vernacular Epistemologies of the Market”

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

Panel II (Chair: Regina Schober)
Making it Official: Disenfranchised Knowledge & Institutions
3pm –
4:30pm
TRAVIS ROSS (YALE)
“History, Inc.
The California Startup that Disrupted
History Writing in the Gilded Age”

ALEXANDER STARRE (BERLIN)
“Fringe Knowledge and the Poetics of Urban Sociology
in W.E.B. Du Bois and Jane Addams”

ANDREW ERLANDSON (PHILADELPHIA)
“Precarious Publishing:
Financial Anxieties in the Colored Press Conventions
and Pauline E. Hopkins’s Communal Editorship”

BREAK

Keynote Address II (Introduced by Katrin Horn)
5pm –
6:30pm

LORI MERISH (GEORGETOWN)
“Fugitive Knowledge:
Poverty as Specular, Poverty as Speculation”

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021

Panel III (Chair: Birte Christ)
Trading Private Knowledges
3pm –
4pm

SELINA FOLTINEK & KATRIN HORN (BAYREUTH)
“‘Interesting to the Ladies’:
How Foreign Correspondents Made Gossip a Profession”

KAREN ADKINS (DENVER)
“Sometimes It Is Worse to be Talked About:
The Role of Shame in Public Gossip About the Marginalized”

BREAK

Panel IV (Chair: Jana Keck)
Knowledge Production in the Private Sphere
4:30pm
– 6pm

CAROLA BEBERMEIER (VIENNA)
“A World Within A Room? Genteel Performance,
Embodied Knowledge and the Quest of Status in American Parlors”

JACLYN N. SCHULTZ (SANTA CRUZ)
“Children’s Culture and the Market:
Economic Knowledge and Belonging in the US, 1820-1900”

SERENITY SUTHERLAND (OSWEGO)
“Speculative Knowledge and Home Economics:
How Principles of ‘Common Sense’ and ‘Right Living’
Informed Early-Twentieth Century Home Experts”
6pm –
6:45pm
Closing Remarks

* CEST, UTC +2

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