New issue: Journal18

Paris, 1720. Throngs of frenzied speculators gather on rue Quincampoix, seduced by the promise of spectacular wealth awaiting investors in the Compagnie des Indes. The manic trade in stock shares fuels an unprecedented bull market that culminates in the world’s first international financial disaster: the collapse of the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles, named after... Continue Reading →

Early Modern Financial History online seminar

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first two seminars of the Early Modern Financial History online seminar: Tuesday 24 November 2020 via Zoom 8:00-9:00 New York, 13:00-14:00 Lisbon/London, 14:00-15:00 Bern/Amsterdam, 22:00-23:00 Tokyo Claudio Marsilio (Universidade de Lisboa): Rethinking the role of the Genoese bankers in the credit and bullion markets. New evidence... Continue Reading →

Event: Taming Capitalism before its Triumph: Author meets critics online

Join historians and social scientists to discuss a recent book on the history of capitalism: Yamamoto, Taming Capitalism before its Triumph. Date and Time Tue, 17 Nov 2020Chicago  07:00-09:00 CST New York 08:00-10:00 EST London 13:00-15:00 GMTHong Kong 21:00-23:00 HKT Tokyo 22:00-24:00 JST  Venue and registration Zoom (online) please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taming-capitalism-before-its-triumph-author-meets-critics-online-tickets-126016218903 About this Event The history of... Continue Reading →

New book series from Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group): Political Economies of Capitalism, 1650-1850

Series Editors: John Shovlin, New York University Philip Stern, Duke University Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College This series seeks manuscripts exploring the many dimensions of early modern political economy, and especially the ways in which this period established both foundations for and alternatives to modern capitalist thought and practice. We welcome submissions that examine this history... Continue Reading →

Webinar: Towards a new history of financial crises? What we can (not yet) learn from the past

A Webinar of the Dutch-Belgian Society of Eighteenth-century Studies October 15, 13h-14h Amsterdam time 7:00 New York; 12:00 London; 13:00 Amsterdam; 20:00 Tokyo Precisely 300 years ago, the world experienced the very first international financial crisis. In 1720, a financial boom and bust raged from France, England and the Netherlands through Europe and the world.... Continue Reading →

New volume: Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology

Volume 38A features a symposium on public finance in the history of economic thought, guest edited By Claire Silvant and Javier San Julián Arrupe. In addition to the guest editors, the symposium includes contributions from Nesrine Bentemessek Kahia, Christina Laskaridis, Richard Sturn, and Samuel Demeulemeester. Volume 38A also includes two interesting general-research essays, written by Cosma Orsi and John Henry, respectively,... Continue Reading →

CFP: The History and Future of the Moral Economy

University of Manchester, 3-4 June 2019 Call for Papers Due: 6 March 2020 This conference will explore, analyse, and debate the ways in which morality and ideas of social and economic progress have been entwined in the past and resonate today. Morality and its relationship to economic behaviour has long fascinated historians and social scientists,... Continue Reading →

CFP: Finance & Migration

Conference EABH in cooperation with National Bank of Greece 11 June 2020National Bank of Greece82 & 93 Eolou Street10551 Athens, Greece This conference will look at the relationship between the financial sector and migration - taking a comparative historical view. It’s impossible to look at human history without acknowledging continuous migratory flows and mass movements... Continue Reading →

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