Hogarth's Emblematical Print of the South Sea Bubble
Money, Power and Print began as an association of scholars interested in interdisciplinary studies of contemporary attitudes toward the 'financial revolution' in early-modern Britain, specifically the rise of banks, paper money, joint-stock corporations, stock markets, and public debt. Over time, its focus has gradually evolved and the interest now is on how those practices developed across early modern Europe. The group remains committed to interdisciplinary discussion as free as possible from the use of jargon or the application of modern theory to an understanding of contemporary contexts.  

The association's focal point is a series of biennial colloquia. The 2016 meeting was held from June 23-25 in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales. The meeting was coordinated by Chris Fauske (Department of Communications, Salem State University). Discussions have begun about planning the 2018 meeting, to be coordinated by Natalie Roxburgh (Department of English and American Studies, University of Siegen). Please see the Call for Papers.

The association is designed to encourage regular interaction between scholars working in the general area of the 'financial revolution'. In part this is a natural outcome of the biennial colloquia. But the organizers also maintain an online forum through which members can ask questions of other scholars with expertise on various aspects of the 'financial revolution'. Drop Chris Fauske a line if you're interested in becoming a member (there is no charge).

A selection of the papers presented at the 2004 colloquium has been published under the title Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles, ed. Charles Ivar McGrath and Chris Fauske (University of Delaware Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-87413-027-0).