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'Credit Where Due', University of Cambridge, 4-5 Sept. 2012 - CfP.
Credit Where Due
4th September – 5th September 2012
Credit Where Due will bring together graduates, academics, and others from a variety of disciplines to explore the development of credit assessment and lending decision-making (both commercial and sovereign). It will consider why, with so much experience, people still manage so frequently, and sometimes catastrophically, to get credit assessment badly wrong. Credit Where Due will cover five hundred years, from the Commercial Revolution of the 16th century, through to the Financial Revolution of the 17th century, the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of the 19th century, the turbulent 20th century, and ending in the renewed economic crisis of the 21st century. In this modern era, credit assessment remains fundamentally important, and even more challenging.
Keynote speakers include:
Philip Auguer (author of ‘Reckless: The Rise and Fall of the City’);
Craig Muldrew (University of Cambridge, author of ‘The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England’);
Carl Winnerlind (University of Columbia, author of 'Casualties of Credit'),
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes in length. Submissions are welcome on subjects related to the general theme of credit, but may benefit from connecting with one or more of the following sub-themes.
Credit and commerce.
Cultural presentations of credit.
Credit and the state.
Credit in a globalising world.
Credit in crisis.
We also invite applications for panels of three to five persons on subjects related to the general theme of credit.
This conference has been graciously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Organisers: Sophie McGeevor, Simon T Abernethy, and Adrian Leonard (University of Cambridge).