Medieval Finance Workshop

Date / time: 27 April - 10 May, All day

Medieval Finance Workshop

In January 2021, we issued a Call for Papers for an online workshop to be hosted by University of Reading, UK, on the subject of Medieval Government Finance: Innovation and Experimentation. As a result of the very strong response that we received from postgraduate and early career historians globally undertaking research into this subject, we have decided to run a series of three workshops to be held on the following dates and times:

Tuesday 27 April 9am – 5pm GMT on the theme of National Governments – Financial Innovation and Experimentation

Wednesday 5 May 3pm – 6.30pm GMT on the theme of Medieval City Governments – Financial Innovation and Experimentation

Monday 10 May 3pm – 6.30pm GMT on the theme of Citizens, Merchants and Medieval City Finance

Each workshop will be held exclusively online using Teams software and will consist of a series of papers presented by postgraduate and early career historians.

Papers will be presented in English and last approximately twenty minutes, with time for questions. In addition, there will be a keynote talk at the first workshop by Dr Richard Cassidy who specialises in research into English medieval government finance.

As part of the objective of the workshops is to foster an international community of interest in the area of Medieval Finance, there will also be opportunities to participate in general discussions at each of the workshops.

To obtain a Teams link to attend any or all of these online workshops and full details of the programme, please email Andy Ford at