Friday, September 14, 2012

CFP: “Credit, Money, and the Market”

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) will hold its annual conference on January 3-5, 2013, at St. Hugh's College, Oxford. The theme of the meeting will be "Credit, Money, and the Market." Proposals are invited for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for full panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for ‘alternative format’ sessions. While proposals on all eighteenth-century topics are welcome, organizers would particularly welcome
proposals for panels and papers that address eighteenth-century understandings of credit, money, and the market, and their workings and effects, broadly conceived, throughout the long eighteenth century, at all levels of society, and in any part of the world. These might include, but will not be confined to: the meanings and significance given to credit, money, and the market in all fields from history, politics and religion, to the arts, literature, and philosophy; the way money is represented in the theatre, literature, philosophy and the arts; credit and reputation; debt and debtors; ‘capitalism’; ‘speculation’; financial ‘bubbles’; trade and business; ‘new money’; banks and financiers; ‘The Exchange’; investment; ‘moral economy’; and ‘the black economy.’
All inquiries regarding the academic program of the conference should be addressed to the academic program co-ordinator, Dr. Corinna Wagner, at academic@bsecs.org.uk. One can find full details and on-line submission information at the BSECS Conference website. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012.