Friday, May 10, 2013

Program Available for the 2013 PEAES Conference: “Ligaments”

The next annual conference of the Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) will be held October 24-25, 2013, at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The theme will be "Ligaments: Everyday Connections of Colonial Economies."
    All interested individuals are invited to attend. Papers presented by fifteen scholars at this conference will "explore how imperial subjects accomplished the daily buying and selling, producing and exchanging, that sustained their households, communities, and long-distance networks. . . . The conference overall will investigate the pragmatic economic linkages and mutual obligations forged by men and women, rich and poor, as well as the breakdown of those linkages and obligations."
     The conference program is now available on the PEAES website, as well as a conference brochure. The papers for the conference will be precirculated in early October; to obtain them, and to register for the conference, please complete the registration page at the conference website.
    For further information, please contact Cathy Matson, PEAES director, at