Keynote speakers

Dr James Taylor, Lancaster University

Dr James Taylor’s work explores the cultural, political, and legal dimensions of economic change in Britain since the 1700s. He has published on subjects ranging from the rise of the corporation, the early history of corporate governance, and the regulation and punishment of commercial fraud, to the history of the financial press, literary representations of commerce, and the history of advertising. He is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded project, The History of Financial Advice. His latest book, Boardroom Scandal: The Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He teaches modern British history at Lancaster University, UK.

Professor Nick Groom, University of Exeter

Prof. Nick Groom has written widely on forgery and authenticity in literature and the arts, most notably in his book The Forger’s Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of Literature (2002, 2003). He has also published books on subjects ranging from The Union Jack (2006, 2007, 2017) and The Gothic (2012) to The Seasons (2013). His anniversary edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is published by Oxford University Press in 2018 and his new history of vampires will be published by Yale University Press in 2019.

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