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BNS/RNS Summer 2021 Conference: Currency Systems: Reforms, Renewals

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Ashmolean Museum

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Fifty years after the United Kingdom implemented the move to decimalisation, the BNS and RNS are holding an all-day joint meeting which will focus on the reform and renewal of currency systems at different times and in different places.

A series of papers the day will explore why changes were undertaken, what worked and what did not. It will look at the experience of currency reforms and renewal in the Ancient world, Europe and Britain to 500-1650 and in the modern world after 1750. In so doing the Conference will seek to identify some common factors behind the success or failure of coinage reforms and renewals.

The day will be structured around four sessions each with two papers covering:

The Ancient World - Interpretation and Implementation

  • Interpreting the coinage reforms of Nero. Professor Kevin Butcher, The University of Warwick
  • Reforming currencies in the Roman imperial provinces: strategies and failures. Dr Dario Calomino, The University of Warwick

Europe. c.500 - c.1650 - Replacement and Revolution

  • The coinage reform of ‘abd al-Malik – why was it so successful? Marcus Phillips
  • The 13th-century Gold Revolution and the advent of the late-Medieval Gold Standard in Europe. Dr William Day, Medieval European Coinage Project, Fitzwilliam Museum, The University of Cambridge

Britain c.500 - c.1650 - Reform and Renewal

  • Late Anglo-Saxon England - Reform and Renovatio. Dr Rory Naismith, Corpus Christi College, The University of Cambridge
  • Reform and Recovery: the Tudor Great Debasement. Dr Murray Andrews

The Modern World - Transformation and Change

  • Transformation of the American Monetary System in the last years of the American Revolution. Dr Andrew Edwards, Brasenose College, The University of Oxford
  • UK Decimalisation: Commonwealth and European Influences. Dr Andrew Cook
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Oxford

OX1 2PH

United Kingdom

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