Currently we are looking to organize the following events, and we would welcome a response from anyone who might be interested in participating.
Firstly, we are looking to repeat the online workshops at the end of September. We have gone through the various suggestions that many of you kindly made for future themes and our preference at this stage is to extend the global reach by focusing on medieval finance in the Far East (broadly defined). Before we issue a formal call for papers, we wanted to reach out to you all to see if this is something that would be of interest to you, whether you would be interested in submitting a paper for the workshop and whether you could recommend other scholars in this area that we might approach. Please respond as soon as possible if you can help please.
Secondly, we are looking to arrange at least one panel session at next year's Leeds International Medieval Conference. Colleagues from Mannheim University in particular are looking to collaborate on a panel around the theme of small-scale credit and credit markets, including pawnbroking. If this is something that is of interest to you, again please let us know and we will put you in touch with the Mannheim team so that this can be progressed. It is likely that suggestions for panels will need to be with the Leeds organisers by the end of August, so we will need to move pretty fast.