Call For Papers: Women, Money And Markets (1750-1850)

University of Amsterdam, June 7 and 8, 2018

Building on the success of the conference created by Dr Emma Newport and co-organised by Amy Murat at King’s College London in 2017, the second Women, Money and Markets conference will continue to address contemporary scholarship on the role of women in consumerism, shopping, global trade, domestic trade, markets (literary and otherwise), currency, and varying practices of exchange. 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.

Our confirmed keynote speakers are Danielle van den Heuvel (University of Amsterdam), author of Women and Entrepreneurship: Female Traders in the Northern Netherlands c. 1580-1815, and Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace, whospecializes in British eighteenth-century literature and culture and feminist and cultural theory. She has published on eighteenth-century women writers and eighteenth-century consumer culture, and mostly recently on the way that the British slave trade has been remembered and represented in the popular imagination.

We welcome submissions in the form of individual papers, panels and roundtable discussions on the following themes:

·         The 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 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 place of women in the literary marketplace (past and present)

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

Guide for submissions:

Please send 300 word abstracts to the conference email address ( 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 (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: March 15th 2018

Notification of acceptance: April 15th 2018

Deadline for final paper submissions: April 1st 2018

Organising committee:
Chair: Dr. Joyce Goggin

Co-chair: Dr. Emma Newport

The conference is generously supported by ASCA (The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis).

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact:

For all general enquiries, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at Women, Money and Markets (1700-1900) in June 2018.

Joyce Goggin, Senior Lecturer, University of Amsterdam

Emma Newport, Teaching Fellow, the University of Sussex

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