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Umeå University
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Early Modern History, Gender History, Economic History, France, Sweden, Social History, Credit markets, social network analysis, credit networks
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About Me

After studying history at the Université de Strasbourg, France, Elise Dermineur received a Ph.D. in History in 2011 from Purdue University. She is currently an associate professor of history at Umeå University and a Pro Futura Scientia fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, Sweden.

She is also an affiliated researcher at the Institute for Economic and Business History at the Stockholm School of Economics where she lead the research project ‘Women and Credit Networks in Sweden and Finland, 1750-1850’.

In 2018-2019, she is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. At CASBS, she is completing a monograph on banking before banks examining closely early financial markets and its actors. This interdisciplinary monograph is a social and economic account of private debt, credit, and indebtedness in preindustrial Europe, with special reference to the period 1500-1850. It tackles the credit relations and practices of ordinary Europeans.

Her research interests range widely, from the history of justice and economics to gender and social network analysis. Above all, she is deeply interested in the study of traditional communities in early modern Europe.

To learn more about her research, visit Elise Dermineur’s website (

Recent Publications

Dermineur’s publications include articles published in the Journal of Social History, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Traverse Revue d’Histoire – Zeitschrift für Geschichte, Social Science History, among others. Her article titled ‘Female Peasants, Patriarchy and the Credit Market in Eighteenth-Century France’ was awarded the Ronald S. Love Prize by the Western Society for French History in 2009.
In 2017, she published Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Sweden (Routledge), a political biography of the Swedish queen Lovisa Ulrika (1720–1782). In 2018, she published a collection of essays titled Women and Credit in Preindustrial Europe (Brepols).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
France, Sweden
Expertise by Geography
France, Scandinavia, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Gender, Women