Making Sense of Finance: research videos

For the online conference Making Sense of Finance on Friday 12 March 2021, we asked some of the participants to present a historical source or object to explain their field of research or their academic interests. With this we would like to show the expertise that individual participants bring to the table of the conference.... Continue Reading →

Early modern financial history webinars

The sessions of the Early modern financial history online seminars will return by August or September 2021. Please see below for registration and more information. Please register here We are launching a series of online seminars dedicated to early modern financial history. Early modernity (15th-18th century) represents a fascinating period in the history of finance. It... Continue Reading →

Related issue of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Volume 54, Number 1, Fall 2020 Special Issue: The South Sea Bubble, Mississippi Bubble, and Financial Revolution Eighteenth-Century Studies is committed to publishing the best of current writing on all aspects of eighteenth-century culture. The journal publishes different modes of analysis and disciplinary discourses that explore how recent historiographical, critical, and theoretical ideas have engaged scholars... Continue Reading →

New related issue of 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 →

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