Geoffrey is Professor of History at SUNY Potsdam. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BA) and Princeton University (MA, PhD), where he specialised in the economic, social and cultural history of European finance, especially with respect to the insurance industry. He is the author of Betting on Lives: Life Insurance in English Society and Culture 1695-1777 (Manchester University Press, 1999), the pioneering study of early life insurance. He has also published on slavery insurance in the eighteenth century. In 2006 he was one of the organisers of an innovative cross-disciplinary international conference on aspects of modern and historical insurance, hosted by Leibniz University, Hannover. From this resulted a book co-edited with Gregory Anderson, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg and Christian Thomann, The Appeal of Insurance (University of Toronto Press, 2010).
Professor Geoffrey Clark, Department of History.
321 Satterlee Hall, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13676, USA.
Tel. +1 315 212-0353.