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Credit, Currency & Commerce:
New Perspectives in Financial and Monetary History

Centre for Financial History, Darwin College
University of Cambridge
13-14 September 2016

Keynotes: Professor Martin Daunton (University of Cambridge)
Dr Anne Murphy (University of Hertfordshire)

The Centre for Financial History at Cambridge hosted a tw0-day conference in September 2016 that aimed to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about histories of finance, global trade and monetary policy. Credit, Currency & Commerce brought together thirty-six junior researchers and senior academics from across history, economics, development economics, business management and philosophy. Over the two conference days, twenty early career scholars and doctoral researchers presented papers that ranged in period and geography from medieval Catalonia and eighteenth-century Scotland to pre-war China and post-war Britain. Their contributions from a variety of disciplinary angles and methodologies produced lively exchanges on the current trajectory of financial and monetary history, and the opportunities it holds for mastering a deeper understanding of the world economy.

 The conference report is available here.

The Economic History Society’s The Long Run blog also published a shorter version of the conference review, which is accessible at: https://ehsthelongrun.net/2016/12/06/credit-currency-commerce-new-perspectives-in-financial-and-monetary-history/.

The conference received generous support from the Economic History Society, the Centre for Financial History and the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.