29 Oct 2019 at 11:00am
London , United Kingdom
eabh in co-operation with The Rothschild Archive
This workshop is aimed at minting and financial institutions’ archivists, money museum curators and researchers. The extensive archives of mints are a treasure-trove of information often covering extended periods of time. Yet some of these archival treasures are only accessible to a handful of specialists or remain largely unknown to researchers and the public. This workshop aims to present these materials to a wider audience and make them more accessible to interested researchers and scholars.
Since antiquity, apart from serving as means of payment and store of value, coins also served politically and culturally important functions, representing sovereignty and fashioning identities. Private or public mints, acting in tune with economic development and financial innovation, created coinage that itself is a valuable source of social, political and cultural history.
What is the legacy of these mints’ records? What is their relevance today? Can the use of these records raise public awareness of their relevance for the history of money and finance?What is their research potential? Can they contribute to a wider view on the history of money and payment systems?
|9.00||General Members’ Meeting (GMM) for eabh members only|
|10.45||Welcome Coffee & Registration|
Melanie Aspey, The Rothschild Archive
Hugo Bänziger, eabh
Nathan Sussmann, The Graduate Institute Geneva and the Hebrew University
Moderator: Carmen Hofmann, eabh
A numismatic analysis of the Northern Crusader States, and their relationship with Cilician Armenia, Byzantium and Islam, 1098 - 1143
Jack Hanson, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Money and the empire. Coins in the Kingdom of Naples (1554-1580)
Lilia Costabile, University of Naples Federico II
Mints as financial institutions in Russia, 1650 - 1725
Artem Efimov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Moderator: Catherine Schenk, University of Oxford
The One Pound Sterling Coin - past, present and future
Kevin Clancy, Royal Mint Museum & Mario Pisani, HM Treasury
The archives of the Paris Mint and their contribution to financial history
Dominique Anterion, Monnaie de Paris
Hunting for treasures: The archives of the Mint of Mexico, the Provincial Houses and the Guanajuato Mint in the XIX Century
Alma Parra, National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico
|15.00||Exploring The Rothschild Archive|
The Cavalry and Guards Club
127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX
|19.30||Moderated dinner talk with Hugo Bänziger and Harold James about current and historical economic and financial developments|
* Dress code: Gentlemen should wear a tailored jacket and tie. Ladies are requested to be smartly dressed.