Medieval merchants and money

A conference in celebration of the work of Professor James L. Bolton

For more than forty years Jim Bolton has been based at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is currently Professorial Research Fellow, directing the Boromei Bank Research Project. His published work includes important and influential contributions to the economic and social history of the middle ages, and in particular to our understanding of the money supply and the operation of credit, international banking, the impact of the Black Death, the impact of Italians and other alien groups in London, and relations between the city of London and the Crown. He was for many years one of the convenors of the IHR’s Late Medieval Seminar. The conference will present current research by more than twenty scholars working on a range of themes connected with Jim’s work, including keynote lectures by Professor Caroline Barron (RHUL) and Professor Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth).

2013