The Archaeology of Mercantile Capitalism

The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is holding an international conference in Douglas, Isle of Man from 2 to 4 September 2011. The conference will cover themes including: Mercantile institutions – guilds, trading companies; Maritime communities at sea and on land; Artefact distribution patterns and how they identify trading networks; Mercantile consumption and display; The mercantile infrastructure – docks, warehouses, ships and shops. Both terrestrial and underwater subjects are welcome. Anyone interested in presenting a paper or a poster should email a title and abstract of about 200 words to the conference organiser Harold Mytum The conference will take place within the Manx National Museum, Douglas. Fee of £45 includes refreshments (concessions for students); there will be an optional pre-conference tour in Liverpool and a post-conference tour on the Isle of Man. For more further information and booking see web

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