4th November 2013

Social History of Money and Credit

The Richard Robinson Business History Workshop at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, will host a meeting on “The Social History of Money and Credit” on May 22-24, 2014. The organizers are interested in papers that engage the meanings and uses of financial instruments in daily life as well as in the popular imagination. Papers concerning the social history of money and credit in non-Western contexts are particularly encouraged. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome as long as topics are addressed historically. For a list of suggested topics, please see the full call for papers.

Those interested in presenting should submit a one-page paper abstract and CV to the workshop coordinators Erika Vause (Saint Xavier University), Thomas Luckett (Portland State University), or Chia Yin Hsu (Portland State University) at  by December 6, 2013.Accepted papers will be pre-circulated and discussed in plenary sessions on May 23 and May 24. There will also be a public keynote address on the evening of May 22. Funding is available to cover hotel expenses and partial travel reimbursements for up to about ten participants. There will be no registration fee.
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