Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PEAES “Foreign Confidence” Program Now Available

The twelfth annual conference of the Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) of the Library Company of Philadelphia, co-sponsored with the Rothschild Archive, London, will be held Thursday and Friday, October 11-12, 2012. The theme is "Foreign Confidence: International Investment in North America, 1700 to 1860." The keynote address will be given by Emma Rothschild of Harvard University, followed by a number of papers that explore "how foreign networks of individuals and institutions provided funds, credit, and knowledge to North Americans during a heady period of transnational investment and development." Papers will also highlight the rich resources abroad for doing future research on these themes. The program is now available.
   For information about the goals of this conference, speakers, and accommodations, please visit the PEAES "Foreign Confidence" website.
   There is no registration fee, but in order to receive the pre-circulated papers, which will be available early in September, please complete the registration page at the website. Please direct questions to Cathy Matson, PEAES Director, at or call 215-546-3181.