CfP Women Negotiating Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100-1750

women and justice

Paper proposals are invited for a one-day workshop that will be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 21 April 2016.

The workshop will feature a plenary presentation by Professor Tim Stretton (St Mary’s University, Canada), and a discussion of a selection of pre-circulated papers, with a view to producing a Special Issue of a peer-reviewed journal from the contributions. Continue reading “CfP Women Negotiating Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100-1750”

CfP: Gender, Credit and Creditworthiness in Premodern Cities

Call for papers: EAUH Helsinki, 24-27 August 2016
Gender, credit and creditworthiness in premodern cities (1200-1800)

Social scientists emphasize that women’s empowerment and economic development are closely interrelated and that, within this relationship, women’s abilities to participate in credit markets is of particular importance (Yunus 2008). Consequently, scholars have been encouraged to investigate this connection from a historical perspective. However, female involvement in credit markets and the gendered aspects of credit have been almost wholly ignored in studies of premodern finance. Those studies which do exist, have demonstrated that women’s participation in preindustrial credit networks was nevertheless considerable, especially in urban centers where trade was intense. Yet these studies remain limited – both in number and scope – by either focusing predominantly on certain periods and places (early modern England), or on certain groups (wealthy widows or Jewish women). Continue reading “CfP: Gender, Credit and Creditworthiness in Premodern Cities”