Nye, Ellen Mary

Yale University

Frictions of Finance: Inter-Imperial Credit Relations in 18th–Century Ottoman Trade

Ms. Nye is a PhD candidate in History Department at Yale University. She received her BA from Dartmouth College with highest honors and an MPhil with distinction from the University of Cambridge. After completing her MPhil, she was awarded a Fulbright research grant for Istanbul. With the support of ANAMED, Ellen is studying how from 1650–1750, a period often referred to as the Financial Revolution, merchants trading in the Ottoman and British Empires served as vehicles for changing ideas about money as they moved between two states, each of which was attempting to balance the interests of creditors and debtors through their monetary policies.