CFP: Markets, Law, and Ethics, 1400-1850

Call for Papers: Markets, Law, and Ethcis, 1400-1850

This call seeks papers addressing market culture in the late medieval and early modern periods, conceived broadly as the norms, laws, customs and practices of exchange, 1400-1850. Scholars have made the case for distinctively late medieval/early modern instantiations of social and economic life, for example as 'competence and competition', a 'competitive household economy', or a 'baroque economy'. But what is next?

Historians from diverse historiographical backgrounds will compare and contrast findings across conventional chronologies and geographies, reflect on the implications of supra-imperial and global approaches, and ponder future interpretations of development of market culture.

Confirmed speakers include: Christopher L. Tomlins, Martha Howell, Robert DuPlessis, Pierre Gervais, Alex Shepard, James Masschaele, Julie Hardwick.

The three-day meeting will be held at the University of Sheffield 22 June – 24 June 2012. See longer CFP for details and email paper titles and 300 word abstracts to Simon Middleton and JE Shaw by 15 December 2011.