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Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850)

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Selling a Wife (1812–14) by Thomas Rowlandson
Date of Event
11th May 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
5th May 2017

In 2017, Jane Austen will feature on the £10 note as the sole female representative on English currency. To mark this occasion, and explore its problematic significance, the Centre for Enlightenment Studies at King’s (CESK) is running a one-day conference with the aim to consider debates about women in relation to ideas of value, market, marketability, as well as debates about different forms of currency and exchange amongst women, and the place of the female writer in the literary marketplace past and present. The conference will address themes including 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 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 and media.

The meeting venue will be the Council Room, King's Building, Strand Campus. Please refer to the conference programme for all other venues.

Directional signage will be provided from the Strand reception and navigational instructions included in the conference pack.

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