Call for Papers: Medieval Government Finance: Innovation and Experimentation, online workshop, 27 April 2021 (Deadline 19 February 2021)

This online workshop, hosted by the University of Reading, will be held on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Medieval governments regularly innovated and experimented with ways of raising revenue and managing expenditure to achieve their goals. This workshop is an opportunity for postgraduate and early career historians to share current research on any theme of medieval government finance that addresses themes of innovation and experimentation, including: tax, budgeting, governance, investment, debt and credit management, capital expenditure, etc.

The workshop will commence with a keynote talk from Dr. Richard Cassidy, one of the leading specialists in Medieval English Government Finance.

The conference is keen to attract papers that address the theme of innovation and experimentation from across a variety of medieval geographies and all levels of government, within the time period 450-1450. Papers should be presented in English and last 20 minutes, with an opportunity for questions afterwards.

Submission instructions: Please submit abstracts (maximum 300 words) by Friday 19 February 2021 to Andy Ford, University of Reading at Please also use this address for any questions you may have about the workshop. Participants will be informed by Monday 1 March 2021.


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Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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