Early Modern Economic and Social History

Seminar or event series

Our seminar is interested in social and economic aspects of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, in any part of the globe. We meet in the Faculty building on alternate Thursdays in Lent Term and in Easter Term. The convenors welcome suggestions for speakers.

This seminar does not take place in Michaelmas Term. It is one of the contributors to the Core seminar in economic and social history

We normally have dinner with the speaker afterwards, to which all are welcome. 


Amy Erickson

Charmian Mansell

Craig Muldrew

Eamonn O’Keeffe


The support of the Trevelyan Fund (Faculty of History) is gratefully acknowledged.



A Run on the Bank of the Person: A crisis in London's informal credit market, 1761

Alexander Wakelam, Cambridge.

'Let not the flesh seduce thy soul, but remember these things well and learn to spell': London girls’ education in the first half of the eighteenth century

Amy Erickson, Cambridge.

Friends and Countrymen: The London private banker and eighteenth-century society

Perry Gauci, Oxford.

Faith and Finance in the Early Modern World: The capital market of Manila and the financing of the Pacific Trade, 1668-1820

Juan Rivas Moreno, London School of Economics.
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Image: detail from Ox driver on the Isle of Wight by Lambert Doomer (1624-1700), British Museum collection