Wages and Currency

CFP: Symposium in Amsterdam and Leiden

Wages and Currency: Global and Historical Comparisons
Call for papers for the symposium in Amsterdam and Leiden, 23-24 May 2002

Convenors: International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam and the National Collection of Coins and Medals (KPK:Koninklijk Penningkabinet), Leiden (in cooperation with ALabour 1500-2000)

Money in the form of coins can be used for many purposes. The literature tends to concentrate on their use in trade. But there are good reasons to assume that coins have been essential for wage payments for thousands of years.

Starting from an exploratory study into the situation in the Netherlands between 1200 and 2000 (see below) the workshop wants to bring together specialists from all parts of the world to examine on the basis of concrete case studies to what extent thearguments set out here and elaborated for the Netherlands cut any ice, and above all whether a refined set of hypotheses can bedeveloped from this work.

Proposals for papers (around 500 words) may be submitted to the convenors by 1 October 2001. Responses to the submissions will be made within several weeks of the closing date. Accepted proposals should be worked up into papers by 1 May 2002, and will then be distributed to symposium participants.

More information:

  • Call for Papers (MS Word-document, 37 Kb)
  • Article 'Wage Payments and Currency Circulation in the Netherlands 1200-2000' (MS Word-document, 146 Kb)
  • Diagrams going with the article (in Dutch, PDF-document, 70 Kb)

Or contact Jan Lucassen (on behalf of the IISH, [MAILTO]jlu@iisg.nl[/MAILTO]) or Arent Pol (on behalf of the National Collection of Coins and Medals, KPK, museum@penningkabinet.nl).

Posted: 3 August 2001