Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (5th-16th Centuries)

Date / time: 16 March - 18 March, All day

Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (5th-16th Centuries)

We are happy to announce the official programme of our webinar series on ‘Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (5th-16th Centuries)’ sponsored by ESRC and The University of Manchester.

The event will be held online via Zoom and everyone is welcome.

For registration and information, please email Dr Stefano Locatelli at by 15 March 2021.


DAY 1 Tuesday 16 March 2021

2.30 – 3.30pm Introduction

What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘Crisis’ in Medieval Monetary History
Stefano Locatelli (University of Manchester)

3.00 – 3.30pm

Monetary Policy and the Norman Conquest of England in 1066
Martin Allen (University of Cambridge)

3.30 – 4.00pm

Money and Legal Culture: The Glossators’ Reaction to Monetary Crises (12th-13th Century)
David De Concilio (University of St Andrews/Universita degli Studi di Rome Tre)

DAY 2 Wednesday 17 March 2021

2.30 – 3.00pm

Paper Money in Yuan China, 1261-1361
Meng Wu (London School of Economics)

3.00 – 3.30pm

Credit and Coin in Times of Crisis: Medieval England, 1283-1532
Tony Moore (University of Reading), Don Bredin and Thomas Conlon (University College Dublin)

3.30 – 4.00pm

Monetary Regulation as State Capacity and State Formation: The Example of the Early Saxon Thaler/Dollar, 1490s-1530s
Philipp Rossner (University of Manchester)

DAY 3 Thursday 18 March 2021

10.30 – 11.00am

Liquidity Problems in Venetian Crete
Irene Sotiropoulou (University of Hull)

11.00 – 11.30am

Social and Economic Implications of Solving the Money Deficit Problem Through Foreign Borrowing in SIxteenth-Century England
Maria Aleksandrova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

11.30 – 12.30am

Keynote Lecture: Trade in Coinage, Gresham’s Law and the Drive to Monetary Unification: The Holy Roman Empire 1519-59
Oliver Volckart (London School of Economics)