Capitalism's Past

An Inquiry into the Possibility of Pre-Modern Capitalism

The Editors

The Editors of Capitalism’s Past

Michael J Kelly.jpgMichael J. Kelly is Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and Judaic Studies at Binghamton University. He is an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in historical theory and the history of the late antique and early medieval Mediterranean. Michael received his PhD in History in 2015 from the University of Leeds, where he was supervised by Professor Ian Wood and wrote a thesis on Visigothic literature and law. At Leeds, Michael received a full PhD Scholarship, was twice awarded the annual extraordinary research prize, and served as an elected Postgraduate Representative on the History Research Committee. Michael is the General Director and Editor of the international open-access project Networks and Neighbours, Co-Editor of Gracchi Books, with Catalin Taranu, and Co-Editor, with Dolores Castro, of the Visigothic Symposia. He has published a number of books and articles in early medieval history and historical theory. Prior to arriving at Binghamton, he was Associate Lecturer of Early Medieval History at the University of York (UK) and Visiting Lecturer of Early Medieval Historiography at Leeds Trinity University (UK).

Paulo Pachá

Paulo-photo.jpgPaulo Pachá is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at Universidade Federal Fluminense. He is a historian specialized in the history of Early Medieval Europe. He received his PhD in History in 2015 from the Universidade Federal Fluminense, with a thesis on the structure and dynamics of the Visigothic state in the seventh century. Paulo is a member of the “NIEP-Marx-PréK” research group in Brazil and of “TOLETUM – Red para la investigación sobre la Península Ibérica en la Antigüedad”. He is also a member of the team responsible for the new critical edition of Liber Iudiciorum (coordinated by Michael J. Kelly and Isabel Velázquez). He has published several articles, book chapters and book reviews on the history of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo and presented his work at conferences in South America and Europe. After receiving his doctorate, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hamburg Universität (with a fellowship from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung) and a Visiting Researcher at the Institut für Mittelalterforschung in Vienna (with a fellowship from the Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften). During his doctorate, Paulo was awarded two research fellowships in Madrid, both at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS-CSIC) and the Casa de Velázquez. Prior to becoming Assistant Professor, he was a Lecturer in Medieval History at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro.

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