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CFP: “Women, Money and Markets, 1700-1900”

The "Women, Money and Markets" project is holding its third annual conference on June 13-14, 2019, at the University of Sussex, Brighton. To celebrate the first year of the AHRC-funded project, “Small bills and petty finance: co-creating the history of the Old Poor Law,” a joint investigation led by the Universities of Keele and Sussex, this year’s conference theme will be “Petty Finance.” According to the organizers:
‘Petty Finance’ not only refers to the perceived marginalisation of women's finances in traditional economic histories and literature and its historically ‘petty’ stature amongst academics, but also to the little-used records of female financial practice, including household bills, gambling records and so on. . . . Although we welcome submissions on a wide range of topics connected with women’s involvement in the marketplace and finance, of especial interest to the conference are women involved in the receipt or delivery of relief; volunteerism; working class experience; trading networks; social and/or economic bonds forged between the poor and the non-poor; attitudes and emotions associated with wealth and poverty; women’s engagement in banking, finance, gambling, or exchange, especially as documented through bills, petty finance documents or other under-used sources. 
Those wishing to present a paper should send a 300-word abstract to with an indication of the proposed format (individual paper, panel, roundtable, etc.). Submissions for panel proposals should include an abstract for each paper. The submission deadline is March 1, 2019. For a more detailed description of the theme and goals of the conference, please see the call for papers.
     The conference organizers are Dr. Emma Newport (University of Sussex) and Dr. Joyce Goggin (University of Amsterdam).

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