Here are some articles and books for thinking with in relation to the conference. Please contact me if you have further bibliographical suggestions (

Timothy Alborn, ‘The First Fund Managers: Life Insurance Bonuses in Victorian Britain’, Victorian Studies, (2002), 65-92.

Timothy Alborn, Regulated Lives: Life Insurance and British Society, 1800-1914 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).

Nancy Armstrong, ‘The Victorian Archive and its Secret’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 34:5 (2012), pp. 379-396.

David Arnold, ‘Deathscapes: India in an Age of Romanticism and Empire, 1800-1856’, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 26:4 (2004), pp. 339-353.

Peter Atkins, ‘Animal Wastes and Nuisances in Nineteenth-Century London’, in Peter Atkins (ed.), Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012).

Geoffrey Batchen, Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004).

Walter Benjamin, Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writing trans. Edmund Jephcott (New York: Schocken Boks, 1986).

Tony Bennett, The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics (London: Routledge, 1995).

Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us (London and New York: Verso, 2016).

Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia (New York: Basic Books, 2001).

Harriet Bradley, ‘The Seductions of the Archive: Voices Lost and Found’, History of the Human Sciences, 12:2 (1999), pp. 107-122.

John Brewer and Susan Staves (ed.), Early Modern Conceptions of Property (London and New York: Routledge, 1995).

Dipesh Chakrabarty, ‘The Climate of History: Four Theses’, Critical Inquiry, 35:2 (2009), pp. 197-222.

Geoffrey Clark (ed), The Appeal of Insurance (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010).

Geoffrey Clark, Betting on Lives: The Culture of Life Insurance in England, 1695-1775 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999).

Richard Clay, Iconoclasm in Revolutionary Paris: the transformation of signs (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2012).

Dwight Codr, Raving at Usurers: Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690-1750 (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2016).

Deborah Cohen, Household Gods: the British and Their Possessions (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006).

Lorraine Daston, ‘The Domestication of Risk: Mathematical Probability and Insurance 1650-1830’, in Lorenz Kruger, Lorraine Daston and Michael Heidelberger (eds), The Probabilistic Revolution. Volume 1. Ideas in History (London and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987).

Vittoria Di Palma, Wasteland: A History (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014).

Elizabeth Edwards, The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918 (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012).

Paula Findlen, Possessing Nature. Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (Berkeley, 1994).

Margot C. Finn, The Character of Credit: Personal Debt in English Culture, 1740-1915 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Margot C. Finn, ‘Colonial Gifts: Family Politics and the Exchange of Goods in British India, c.1780-1820’, Modern Asian Studies, 40:1 (2006), pp. 203-231.

Tore Fransgmyr, J.L. Heilbron, Robin E. Rider, The Quantifying Spirit in the Eighteenth Century (Berkeley and Oxford: University of California Press, 1990).

Peter Fritzsche, ‘Spectres of History: On Nostalgia, Exile and Modernity’, The American Historical Review, 106:5 (2001), pp. 1587-1618.

Peter Fritzsche, Stranded in the Present: Modern Time and the Melancholy of History (Cambridge MA & London: Harvard University Press, 2004).

Natasha Glaisyer and Sara Pennell, Didactic Literature in England, 1500-1800: Expertise Constructed (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003).

Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1990).

Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge (1992).

Philip Howell, At Home and Astray: The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015).

Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in a Revolutionary World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011).

Christopher Kingston, ‘Marine Insurance in Britain and America, 1720-1844’, Journal of Economic History, 67:2 (2007), pp. 379-409.

Matthew H. Kramer, John Locke and the Origins of Private Property: Philosophical Explorations of Individualism, Community and Equality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Thomas Walter Lacquer, ‘The places of the dead in modernity’, in Colin Jones and Dror Wahrman (ed.), The Age of Cultural Revolutions: Britain and France, 1750-1820 (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002), pp. 17-32.

Jonathan Lamb, The Things Thing Say (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011).

Bruno Latour, We Have Never Been Modern (London and New York: Prentice Hall, 1993).

Jonathan Lear, Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation (Harvard University Press, 2008).

Mark Levene, ‘Climate Blues: or How Awareness of the Human End Might Instil Ethical Purpose to the Writing of History’, Environmental Humanities, 2 (2013), pp. 153-173.

Margarette Lincoln, ‘Shipwreck Narratives of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century: Indicators of Culture and Identity’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 20:2 (1997), pp. 155-172.

David McKitterick, Old Books, New Technologies: The Representation, Conservation and Transformation of Books Since 1700 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Brian Maidment, Dusty Bob: A Cultural History of Dustmen, 1780-1870 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007).

Daniel Miller (ed.), Materiality (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2005).

Craig Muldrew, The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998).

Pierre Nora (ed.), Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past 3. Vols (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994-8).

Helga Nowotny, The Cunning of Uncertainty (Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2016).

Thomas Osborne, ‘The Ordinariness of the Archive’, History of the Human Sciences, 12:2 (1999), pp. 51-64.

Sarah Pearsall, Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century (2008).

Robin Pearson, Insuring the Industrial Revolution: Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700-1850 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004).

John Plotz, ‘The First Strawberries in India: Cultural Portability in Victorian Greater Britain’, Victorian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Social, Political and Cultural Studies, 49:4 (2007), pp. 659-684.

Alan Ryan, Property and Political Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1984).

Sean Silver, The Mind is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).

David Spadafora, The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth-Century Britain (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990). [Main Library HN 3855]

Carolyn Steedman, ‘Something She Called a Fever: Michelet, Derrida, and Dust’, American Historical Review, 106:4 (2001), pp. 1159-1180.

Carolyn Steedman, Dust (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001).

Carolyn Steedman, ‘After the Archive’, Comparative Critical Studies, 8:2-3 (2011), pp. 321-340.

Carolyn Steedman, ‘The Space of Memory: in an Archive’, History of the Human Sciences, 11:4 (1998), pp. 65-83.

Carolyn Steedman, Past Tenses: Essays on Writing, Autobiography and History (London: Rivers Oram Press, 1992).

Carolyn Steedman, Strange Dislocations: Childhood and the Idea of Human Interiority, 1780-1930 (London: Virago Press, 1995).

Susan Stewart, On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993).

Rosemary Sweet, Antiquaries. The Discovery of the Past in Eighteenth-Century Britain (London, 2004).

Astrid Swenson, Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Carl Thompson, Shipwreck in Art and Literature: Images and Interpretations from Antiquity to the Present Day (London: Routledge, 2013).

Carl Thompson (ed.), Romantic-era Shipwreck Narratives: An Anthology (Nottingham: Trent Editions, 2007).

James Vernon, Distant Strangers: How Britain Became Modern (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).

Amanda Vickery, The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999). [Esp. Chapter 4: Prudent Economy]

Tim Wales, ‘Thief-Takers and Their Clients in Later Stuart London’, in Paul Griffiths and Mark S.R. Jenner (eds), Londinopolis: Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern London (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2000), pp. 67-85.

Simon Werrett, ‘Recycling in Early Modern Science’, British Journal for the History of Science, 46:4 (2013), pp. 627-646.