Dear colleagues, We are please to call for 20-min papers to the following three-hour session at the 2018 Boston WEHC: The Pan-European Crises of 1719-1720: New Perspectives on the Nature of Financial Behaviour. Confirmed participants include Anne Murphy (Hertfordshire), Inger Leemans (Amsterdam) and Koji Yamamoto (Tokyo), to be chaired by Karel Davids. The full details of the panel... Continue Reading →
A new volume on the 1720 crisis, in which scholars from different backgrounds analyse the Mississippi Bubble, and the representations of John Law's system.
"Women were to blame for the South Sea Bubble (according to men)" Blogpost by: Anne Murphy So just how do you reduce the risk of crisis in financial markets? In the aftermath of the South Sea Bubble of 1720, contemporaries reached a firm but controversial conclusion: keep women out. The South Sea Bubble was one of... Continue Reading →
New Orleans, Global City (1718 – 2018): The Long Shadow of John Law and the Mississippi Company Inaugural Conference of the 18th- and 19th-Century Studies Network Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder It has been almost three hundred years since the first international stock market crash took place in... Continue Reading →