Friday, October 16, 2015

Conference: “Money, Power, and Print”

Detail, "An Emblematical Print of the South Sea Scene," William Hogarth, 1721
Money, Power and Print is an association of scholars interested in interdisciplinary studies of contemporary attitudes toward the Financial Revolution in early modern Britain, specifically the rise of banks, paper money, joint-stock corporations, stock markets, and public debt. The next biennial meeting will be held on June 23-25, 2016, in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales. According to the meeting website,
Five session are planned, four with geographic themes and one with a focus on a particular individual. The four geographic themes will be: Scotland, Ireland, North America (and other colonial entities), and France. . . . There will also be a panel on Joseph Harris (1702–1764) astronomer, navigator, economist, natural philosopher and King’s Assay Master at the Royal Mint. Papers will be distributed in advance and presented in 2-hour sessions at which all colloquium participants are present. Presenters will have five minutes to summarize their paper. The remainder of each session will be given over to questions and discussion.
The full program will be announced in February 2016. Questions may be addressed to meeting coordinator Chris Fauske of Salem State University.