Jennifer Buckley is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the ERC-funded project ‘Theatronomics: The Business of Theatre, 1732–1809’. She completed her AHRC-funded PhD at the University of York with the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, where her research focused on the role of the periodical essay in the development of fiction writing. She is currently developing this into a monograph, titled Ecologies of Print: Periodicalism and the Novel, 1700-1760, and co-editing a collection on Character and Caricature, 1660-1820, which is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. Her wider research interests lie in approaches to the digital humanities, print culture, and histories of the novel.
Dan Carey is Director of the Moore Institute at NUI Galway. He is interim Chair of the Irish Research Council and serves as the Royal Irish Academy’s secretary for Humanities and Social Sciences. His publications on money matters include edited volumes on Money and Political Economy in the Enlightenment (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2014) and The Empire of Credit: The Financial Revolution in the British Atlantic World, 1688-1815 (with Christopher J. Finlay (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011). He has published four chapters and articles on John Locke’s philosophy of money and a synoptic discussion, ‘Thinking about Money in the Eighteenth Century’, in A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Enlightenment, ed. Christine Desan (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), 163-86.
Joyce Goggin is Senior Associate Professor (UHD) in Literature, Film, and Digital Media at the University of Amsterdam as well as co-organizer of the annual ‘Women, Money, and Markets’ conference.
Rick Kleer started teaching in the Economics Department at the University of Regina (in western Canada) in 1990 and retired from there 30 years later. “My original interest was in the philosophical and theological underpinnings of Adam Smith’s famed invisible hand. In the course of this work I learned of a strand in C18 English pamphlet literature that focused on dire warnings of the “decay of trade”, which got me interested in the connections between economic argument and political conflict. I decided to explore that nexus further with a study of perhaps England’s most economic-policy pamphlet war: the 1690s debate over whether to accompany a recoinage with a devaluation of the pound. Here I developed new interests in money, banking and public finance: all of which I needed to understand better in order to make sense of the recoinage controversy. I followed that up with studies of the (second) creation of Exchequer bills early in the eighteenth century and of the South Sea Bubble (which I have argued turns on issues of money and banking). Currently I am exploring contemporary complaints of specie scarcity in late eighteenth-century Britain and France and their relationship to political controversies about public banks, paper currencies and stock-market speculation.”
Charles Larkin, (Discip. Schol.) B.A., Ph.D. [TCD] is Director of Research at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath. He was previously special advisor to the Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Dr. Michael Harty, TD (Ind.) and to Senator Sean Barrett (Ind.) of the Irish Senate. Dr. Larkin is also an adjunct assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Public Administration (Dublin). Dr. Larkin also holds non-executive director positions as member of the governing authority of Technological University Dublin and the board of Accounting Technicians Ireland. Dr. Larkin has authored several items of Irish legislation and over 60 scholarly articles, most especially in the areas of finance, cryptocurrencies and public policy economics.
Andrew McDiarmid is currently an adjunct professor at University College Dublin, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is working on a project which investigates the tontine in Ireland, and which builds on work previously undertaken on the tontine in Scotland between 1750 and 1850. His work has traditionally focussed on Early Modern Britain, Ireland and the colonies, with an interest in the history of money and the development of financial institutions. He is currently completing a manuscript on the Scottish Financial Revolution to be published by Routledge.
Sebastian Meurer, PhD, is the academic project manager of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 948 ‘Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms’ at the University of Freiburg. Previously, he was a research associate and research area coordinator at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’ in Heidelberg and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His doctoral dissertation (Heidelberg, 2014) develops an intellectual history of public administration in Britain, British India and Ireland in the second half of the eighteenth century. Sebastian’s interest in financial history originally stems from this engagement with British fiscal administration, political oeconomy and reform practice.
Katie A. Moore is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses on early America, the Atlantic world, and the history of capitalism. She has published articles in Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies and received fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia, Massachusetts Historical Society, and Huntington Library. She is currently completing her book manuscript on money, power, and politics in early America.
Sean Moore (Ph.D. Duke, 2003, M.A. Georgetown 1995, B.A. UMASS 1991) is Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire and recently stepped down from serving as Editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is the author of two books on economics and literature in the period, Swift, the Book, and the Irish Financial Revolution: Satire and Sovereignty in Colonial Ireland (Johns Hopkins UP, 2010), which won the Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Book from the American Conference for Irish Studies, and Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814 (Oxford UP, 2019). He has authored many articles in field-leading journals like PMLA, Early American Literature, The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation, and Atlantic Studies. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, including a Fulbright to Ireland as a Ph.D. candidate from Duke, 2 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, and many others from private research libraries.
Anne Murphy is Professor of History and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth in March 2021. Her research focuses on early modern financial markets and investment behaviour and the organisation and management of the 18th-century Bank of England.
David O’Shaughnessy is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at NUI Galway and Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project ‘Theatronomics: The Business of Theatre, 1732–1809’. He has published widely on eighteenth-century literature and culture. His other current major project is a new 8-volume edition of The Collected Works of Oliver Goldsmith, currently in preparation for Cambridge University Press.
Natalie Roxburgh (PhD Rutgers, 2011) is author of Representing Public Credit: Credible Commitment, Fiction, and the Rise of the Financial Subject (Routledge 2016) and Lecturer for English in the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Hamburg.
Kandice Sharren is a postdoctoral researcher on Theatronomics: The Business of Theatre, 1732–1809. She completed her SSHRC-funded PhD at Simon Fraser University, where her research focused on the intersections of book production and developments in literary form during the Romantic period, and her publications have appeared in European Romantic Review, Huntington Library Quarterly, Digital Studies-Le Champ Numérique, and Eighteenth-Century Studies. To the Theatronomics project she brings a keen interest in digital humanities methods, project management in the humanities, and the reception of women’s writing during the long eighteenth century.
Leo Shipp is a postdoctoral researcher at NUI Galway, working on the project, 'Theatronomics: The Business of Theatre, 1732-1809'. He undertook his doctoral research on the poets laureate of the long eighteenth century at the University of Exeter.
Stephen A. Timmons has been teaching at Columbus State Community College, Ohio, since September 2001. The current paper is an introduction designed to explore the shared contexts of Devon and Cornwall for the Revolution of 1688 and the Financial Revolution. A full monograph will incorporate material relating to finance, taxation, and economic literature concerning the West Country presented at earlier Colloquia held at Regina, Armagh, St. John’s, and Leuven, and published in Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles, ed. Charles Ivar McGrath and Chris Fauske (University of Delaware Press, 2008).
Brendan Twomey, PhD, is a retired banker. In 2018 he completed his PhD in TCD, Personal Financial Management in Early Eighteenth-Century Ireland: Practices, participants and outcomes, under the supervision of Prof. David Dickson. His publications include ‘the receiver-general is not in cash to pay …’ The finacial travails of Dublin Coproration, 1690-1760, causes, actions and political impact’ in Politics and political culture in Ireland from Restoriation to Union, 1660-1800 (2022), Sir John T. Gilbert: life, works and contexts (2013), Financing Speculative Property Development in early eighteenth century Dublin (2010), Dublin in 1707: A year in the life of the city (2010), Smithfield and the parish of St Paul: 1698-1745 (2004). His research interests centre on the world of finance in eighteenth-century Ireland and especailly on the financial and legal affairs of Jonathan Swift.
Megan K. Williams is Senior Lecturer at the University of Groningen.
Yihuan Xu is a PhD Candidate in World History in the School of Humanities at Shanghai Normal University in China.