Imperial Germany and the politics of the International Gold Standard, 1834-79
The Economic History Society’s award of a PhD bursary in 2018/19 provided generous support during the final year of my research at Cambridge. My doctoral thesis examined Germany’s transition to the gold standard in the nineteenth century, and the far-reaching impact on its trading and diplomatic relations with Britain and Europe. The EHS’s funding, in conjunction with a bursary from the German History Society, enabled the analysis of archival sources and data from over twenty public and private collections. In the past year, I also revised a journal article on Victorian central banking and completed a forthcoming chapter in the edited volume Money and Markets: Essays in Honour of Martin Daunton (Boydell & Brewer, 2019).