2016-17 Davis Center Fellows

March 14, 2016

Davis Center Fellows for 2016-17: Risk and Fortune

We are happy to announce next year’s Davis Center fellows on the theme Risk and Fortune.

Giovanni Ceccarelli, Università di Parma
“Risk, Culture, and Business in Renaissance Florence”
Fall term

Jacco Dieleman, University of California, Los Angeles
“Risk and Fortune in Ancient Textual Amulets”
Spring term

Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Mississippi
“Invincible Daughters of Commerce: The Independent Order of St. Luke and Black Women in Finance, 1900-1940s”

Pablo F. Gómez, University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Risky Bodies: Quantification, Fungibility, and Slave Trade in the Seventeenth-Century
Spring term

Caley Horan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post-WWII United States”

Vanessa Ogle, University of Pennsylvania
“Archipelago Capitalism: The Shadow Political Economy, 1920s-1980s”

Carl Wennerlind, Columbia University
“Atlantis Restored: Political Economy during Sweden’s Age of Greatness”


Angela N. H. Creager
Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science
Director, 2016–2020