Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
The William R. Rhodes Center

Postponed - Making Money American: The Monetary Regimes of the New United States

Rhodes Center Making Money American lunch talk

Thursday, March 19, 2020

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum

Recently, scholars in law, economics, political economy, cultural history, and elsewhere have come to understand money as a historical phenomenon. This roundtable discussion will examine new directions in the history of money to discuss how United States’ distinctive monetary history can help shape or reframe our broader understanding of money as a historical project; explore opportunities for interdisciplinary discussions between historians, legal scholars, and economists, political scientists; and ask how America’s complex and experimental monetary history can inform our contemporary moment.

 Christine Desan, Harvard University
Jane Knodell, University of Vermont
Jeffrey Sklansky, University of Illinois at Chicago