41st annual meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (ASPHS),
PANEL TITLE: Money in the eighteenth-century Iberian World
DESCRIPTION: The production of precious metals skyrocketed during the eighteenth-century. Many historians attribute this eighteenth-century increase to the implementation of Spain's “liberal” Bourbon/Carolinian economic reforms. This panel seeks to further investigate and examine the role(s), conception(s), and flow(s) of money in the eighteenth-century Iberian Peninsula and transatlantic world in relation to the reforms.
Preference will be given to proposals that address the Iberian liberal legacy, including aspects of European or transatlantic Enlightenment thought in relation to precious metals and money.
Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
-- Liberal economic thought and silver/gold/money in the Iberian Peninsula and transatlantic world.
-- Representations of money in Iberian/transatlantic arts and literature.
-- Iberian/transatlantic/European monetary flows.
-- Mining and production of silver and gold.
-- Money in Bourbon/Carolinian Spain.
-- Money in Spanish ‘decadence’ and ‘restoration.’
-- Iberian ideas and conceptions of money.
-- Economic Societies and money.
-- New economic criticism in eighteenth-century Iberian arts and literature.
Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited, especially those interdisciplinary in nature. Please email your one-page abstract (including name, email address, institutional affiliation) in either English or Spanish to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2009. Final papers will be due by March 15, 2010. ASPHS membership will be required by panelists. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Travel to Canada now requires a passport for U.S. citizens. Please submit your passport application early if needed.
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