CFP: Dynamic Economies in the Early Modern World (12/20/06; EMIG, 2/16/07)

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City University of New York Graduate Center
3rd Annual EMIG Conference
Conference Date: February 16, 2007
Call for Papers and Panels:
Strange Currencies:
Dynamic Economies in the Early Modern World
The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group of the Graduate Center, City
University of NY, invites proposals for papers for its third annual conference to be
held on February , 2007 in New York City. We encourage scholars of all
disciplines to submit papers related to the period inclusive of the fourteenth
through the seventeenth centuries, and we especially welcome papers with an
interdisciplinary methodology. This conference will focus on Early Modern
market representations and modes of exchange in financial, social, and sexual
spheres. Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
Precedence: bulk

Philosophies of Economics
The physical marketplace
Economies of gender & sexuality
Housekeeping and domestic economies
Economics and the Law
Credit, loans & banking
Currency and Coinage
Wealth, Poverty & Charity
Money , exchange & business
Property, Inheritance & Real Estate
Publicity and the cult of celebrity
Advertising and desire
Anti-Semitism & Racism
Banking Families
Usury & Interest
Economic Crimes (counterfeiting, theft, fraud, debt, etc.)
Luxury goods
Imports and exports
Products, Services & Industries
The Guilds
Mercantile Stereotypes
The Slave trade
Professionals & Careers
Consumption & consumers
Taxation & State Finance
Church finance
Trading spaces; trading bodies
Class dynamics
Commodification of genres
The theatre and economics
Commercialism and Literature
Trading Companies (East India et al)

Send 500 word abstracts by December 20th, 2006 to,
or mail to Balaka Basu (English Department, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10016). Please include your name and institutional
affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

EMIG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas related to the period
between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The group serves as a bridge
between the English Department of the Graduate Center (CUNY) and the Renaissance
Studies Association, while also serving the larger community of humanities
scholars with an interest in this period. By emphasizing connections between
developments in philosophy, theology, politics, rhetoric, law, science,
sociology, theater, music, literature, and the visual arts during this important
period, EMIG engages scholars from many academic disciplines. In doing so, we
hope to broaden not only our knowledge of the period, but our scholarly
approaches as well. EMIG meets monthly at the Graduate Center, City University of New
York during the academic year.

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