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The Mississippi Bubble: Unpacking an Early Modern Economic Catastrophe

View of the Mississippi from Melchisédec Thévenot, Recueil de voyages de Mr. Thevenot. Paris, 1681 (VAULT Ayer 110 .T3 1681)

Friday, December 4, 2020

10 am-1 pm CDT

Online

Led by Nina Dubin, University of Illinois at Chicago and Analú López, Newberry Library
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

This workshop will focus on the Mississippi Bubble, a global financial disaster in 1720. Participants will familiarize themselves with the sources, characters, and stories wrapped up in this fairly obscure event (including rogue colonial speculators, satirical editorial printmakers, and sophisticated Indigenous economic actors) and develop ideas for teaching them to different student communities. In so doing, the workshop will help graduate students and faculty from all fields of premodern studies hone pedagogical techniques that can be broadly applied to a wide range of topics.

Learn more about the instructors, Nina Dubin and Analú López.

This event will take place virtually.

Cost and Registration Information 

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