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The Richard Robinson Business History Workshop: The Cultural History of Money and Credit
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

The PSU Department of History presents
The Richard Robinson Business History Workshop: The Cultural History of Money and Credit

May 22 – 24, 2014
Portland State University 

Thursday, May 22, at 6:00 pm in Smith Student Union Center, Room 238
Friday, May 23, from 10:15 am in Smith Student Union Center, Room 333
Saturday, May 24, from 8:45 am in Smith Student Union Center, Room 236

The Richard Robinson Business History Workshop offers a global perspective on the study of money and credit. The workshop aims to illuminate the divergences and comparability of monetary practices across a variety of geographical and temporal contexts, as well as to highlight the interconnections between these contexts.

This workshop event opens with a keynote address by Professor Mark Metzler on May 22, followed by six panel discussions on May 23 and 24 that address topics such as: monetary practices at the local and micro level; cross-regional and transnational flows of money; credit and financial integration at the global scale; the making of a commodity; and conceptions of risk and credit. The regions the workshop papers cover include the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, South India, Southern Africa, and Southeast and East Asia.

Co-organized by Thomas Luckett and Chia Yin Hsu of Portland State University, and Erika Vause of Saint Xavier University.

For more information, consult the workshop program of events here.

Click here for a full program that lists all panel discussions and papers presented. 

Those interested in attending the panels are welcome to read the papers beforehand. For access to the papers, please send an email to psu.business.history.workshop@pdx.edu