Minting Words: Money and the Aesthetics of Extraction in 19th Century Colombia

May 13, 2024
By invitation only


Event Description

All day manuscript workshop hosted by Nicolás Sánchez-Rodríguez (Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows; lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese). The manuscript examines the cultural history of four financial instruments: stocks, sovereign bonds, manumission bills, and paper money. Situating them within the larger cultural production of nineteenth-century creole elites, the book reveals the centrality of these paper technologies in Colombia’s racial print capitalism. 

Workshop attendees include Héctor Hoyos (Stanford), Rachel Price (Princeton), Felipe Martínez-Pinzón (Brown), and Alejandra Uslenghi (Northwestern). 

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts