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 2018 meeting will take place from 7-9 June 2018 in Siegen, Germany, and is organized by Natalie Roxburgh (University of Siegen), Felix Sprang (University of Siegen) and Anne Murphy (University of Hertfordshire). This event's aim is to reassess our understanding of the 'financial revolution' by incorporating more perspectives from Continental Europe. The schedule is now available here. If you would like to attend this year's event as a discussant, please contact Natalie Roxburgh (natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de). Please note that all participants will be required to read all papers in advance of the event.

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 Natalie Roxburgh 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).