Friday, July 13, 2018

CFP: “Development of Financial Centres in Europe”

A one-day graduate student conference on “The development of financial centres in Europe, 1300–1700” will be held at Queen’s College, Cambridge, on September 27, 2018, to honor the work of the late Peter Spufford. According to the call for papers:
The aim of this conference is to bring together young scholars to reflect on state-of-art scholarship on this subject, and explore new hypotheses on the characters, inner dynamics and evolution of financial centres in Europe. The conference’s organization therefore invites submissions for presentations. . . . Papers directly connected to any financial, economic, monetary or numismatic themes explored by Peter Spufford in his oeuvre and comparative approaches are especially welcome. 
Interested graduate students are asked to send an abstract for a 20-minute presentation (max. 400 words, including contact details and affiliation) and an academic CV (max. 2 pages) to Jacopo Sartori at js2214@cam.ac.uk. The deadline for proposals is August 12, 2018.
      Subject to availability, accommodation will be provided for speakers, and an effort will be made to subsidize travel costs. The conference has received support from the Economic History Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Centre for Financial History (Cambridge), and Queens’ College (Cambridge).