This event blends storytelling, archive exploration, and a discussion-stimulating game as you aim to influence your own fictional financial investment.
Join after hours in the stunning Historic Reading Room where you'll scrutinise a range of media sources, from historical newspapers and business accounts to 19th century tech enthusiasts' personal diaries. To assist with your choices, you can question and engage with a range of specialists including historians, economists, and curators.
This event is inspired by the research of Dr Edmond Smith, historian of economic cultures, capitalism and globalisation, and will draw on links to The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN), IPPR North, and Alliance Manchester Business School - all significantly involved in the event.
Please note that engaging with 19th century economics in Manchester involves examining the transatlantic slave trade structures underpinning British capital.