The Image of Finance: Why Jane Austen on the £10 Note Matters

Date: July 22, 2014 Category:

Full Schedule



10.00 – 11.00                  Registration

11.00 – 12.30                 Session One: Money, Nationality and Sovereignty

Liam Connell, (University of Winchester) ‘“Don’t you have any proper money?”: Scottish banknotes and the state of the nation.’

Nicky Marsh, (University of Southampton) ‘The Crime of ’73: Imagining American Money.’

Nina Boy, (University of Hamburg), The backstory of the safe asset: how government debt became ‘safe’

12.30 – 1.30                   LUNCH

1.30 – 3.00                   Session Two: Money and Trust

Rob Hawkes (University of Teeside), “You began your life with fraud!’: Money, Modernity, Trust, and Deception’

Catherine Clark (University of Southampton) ‘Before money? Coins and value in Old English literature’

Matthew Rowlinson (University of Western Ontario)  ‘Sweating Money: The Remainders of Circulation’

3.00 – 4.30                   Session Three: Money, History and Gender

Tom Hockenhull and Ben Alsop (British Museum), ‘Deeds not words: the British Museum and women’s suffrage’

Katie Eagleton (British Library), ‘’A collection of scraps’: why did Sarah Sophia Banks (1744-1818) collect coins and prints, but not paper money?

6.00 – 8:00                  Public Lecture by Caroline Criado-Perez

Private View of the Exhibition ‘Show Me the Money’ and Drinks Reception



9:15 -9:45:                   Registration

9:45 – 9.50                   Emma Clery, Welcome.

9:50 – 10:15                  Introduction and Overview of Exhibition (Paul Crosthwaite and Peter Knight)

10:15 -11.00                   Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton), ‘The Ghost of Gold: Forgery, Finance and Satirical Prints’.

11.00 – 11:30                  Break

11:30 – 12:15                   Matthew Rowlinson (University of Western Ontario), ‘John Bull and the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street: Gender and Money in the Restriction Era’

12:15 – 1.00                   Helen Paul (University of Southampton), ‘Henry Austen’s Banking Failure’

1.00 – 2.00                  Lunch

2.00 – 2:45                   Robert Clark (University of East Anglia), ‘The Hertfordshire of Pride and Prejudice: the Space of Capital’.

2:45 – 3:30                   Emma Clery (University of Southampton), ‘Speculation in Austen’s World’

3:30 – 5.00                  Tea and Exhibition Visit



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