Women, Money And Markets: 1600-1900

Women, Money and Markets: 1600 – 1900 is a small association that got its start in May, 2017, with a conference at the King’s College, London. Since 2017, our annual conference continues to bring together scholars researching the many ways in which women in previous centuries participated in the economy, managed their finances, and were active in local and global markets. Work presented at Women, Money and Markets: 1600 – 1900 draws on insights from across disciplines, in order to examine the condition of women and their roles in both the real and fictional marketplace, in both theory and praxis. In understanding women as essential actors in the development of the modern economy, we focus on narratives of businesswomen, working-class women, women overseas, women investors and women writers, offering a diverse cross-section of people from different social backgrounds encountering different kinds of marketplaces.

This year we meet at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, FORTH, in Rethymno, Crete, June 15-17. Once again this year, Women, Money and Markets: 1600 – 1900 brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, researching the historical role of women in the economy.


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