British Museum, London, March 9th to 11th, 2007
The Department of Coins and Medals at the
British Museum invites you to submit a proposal
for ‘Money in Africa’, an international and interdisciplinary
conference to be held at the British Museum, London, from March 9th
to 11th 2007. Please see the Call for Papers
(below) for further details about this conference,
including the format and deadlines for submissions.
Enquiries regarding the Money in Africa conference at the British Museum
should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Money in Africa
project, Department of Coins and Medals, The British Museum, London
Apologies in advance for any cross-posting.
With best wishes,
Curator of Modern Money
Money in Africa
An international and interdisciplinary conference at the British Museum,
London, March 9th to 11th, 2007
From the use of weighed metal to facilitate exchange in ancient Egypt, to
the creation of twentieth-century currency unions
and new currencies for independent nations,
Africa’s monetary history has been rich and diverse.
Crossed by trade routes, and linked across oceans to the rest of the
world, the regions of Africa each have unique and
interwoven monetary histories.
This conference will bring together scholars working in many different
disciplines – including anthropology, archaeology, art history,
economic history, numismatics, political history
and sociology – to reconsider the part that money,
exchange and trade can play in our understanding of African
history. We welcome offers of papers and short presentations on any
money in Africa, from antiquity to the present day, focussing on a
particular region, or taking a broader
geographical approach. In addition to sessions made
up of contributed papers, there will be a number of workshop-style
sessions to enable methodological or museological
issues to be discussed, and we also welcome offers
from people interested in chairing one of these sessions.
There is a limited amount of funding available to cover travel and
accommodation expenses for some speakers: priority
for this will be given to young or independent
scholars, and to scholars from Africa, so that they are able to
attend the conference.
Abstracts of no more than 400 words,
along with a brief CV of no more than 1
should be emailed or posted by December 1st 2006, to:
Money in Africa project:
Department of Coins and Medals, The British Museum, London WC1B 3DG