Women, Money, and Markets Conference, 15-17 June 2022 Back

The conference will address the role of women in consumerism, shopping, global trade, domestic trade, markets (literary and otherwise), currency, and varying practices of exchange, 1600-1900. The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging literature, material culture, gender studies, theatre and economic history, and aims to relate the debates of the period to modern-day issues about the presence and position of women in the economy, the market and the media.
This year we are holding the conference in Rethymno, Crete, at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – FORTH, and it will be hybrid. We welcome contributions in the form of individual papers or panels and roundtables on:
• Varying practices of women associated with currency, global and/or domestic markets and marketability
• Material practices associated with value, exchange and/or female creativity
• Women as producers and/or consumers in the literary or other marketplaces (including, but not limited to, food, clothing, agriculture and raw materials)
• Representations of women at work or women’s involvement in:
o Trade, business and industry
o Professional services (e.g. law, finance, hospitality and the media)
o Domestic service
o The rural economy
o The stock market and speculation
o The literary marketplace (past and present)

This year we are featuring two special areas of interest and welcome contributions on these topics:
1) Women, Textile Production and Markets
2) Women, Shipping and Seafaring Trade

We particularly welcome cross-cultural considerations of the above issues.

Guide for submissions:
Please send 250 – 300 word abstracts to the conference organizers’ email addresses (j.goggin@uva.nl; S.Dredge@shu.ac.uk; and p.r.collinge@keele.ac.uk)
plus a covering email outlining briefly your proposed format (individual paper, panel, roundtable, etc.). If you are submitting a proposal for a panel, please include an abstract for each paper in your panel (up to 300 words each). Please indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for a monograph to be published in conjunction with the conference.

Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2022.
Notification of acceptance by: March 30th, 2022.

The conference is generously supported by IMS – FORTH.
For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact: j.goggin@uva.nl
Visit our website at: http://www.womenmoneymarkets.co.uk/