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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

Your history matters!

eabh maintains a global network of financial professionals and academics

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are members of eabh

Membership

Our members recognise their responsibility towards society. A well functioning financial sector helps to increase the welfare of all.

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Research

Our historians work on long-term topics that matter to the management of financial institutions and policy makers.

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About

Since its foundation, eabh has provided historical analysis and preservation consulting to bankers, supervisors and policy makers.

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Video & Audio

The BNP Paribas Archive

Carmen Hofmann & Marie Laperdrix

Discover the apparent and the hidden treasures of one of Europe’s most significant financial archives.

 

Images of Finance

Reinhard Frost

How to unlock the potential of your photography collection?

Where is financial history going?

Hugo Bänziger & Harold James

A real long view on the field of financial history. Can we see an anticipation of what is happening now by looking much further to the past?

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Our network

eabh circulates sound research and information upon which today’s decision makers can rely.

The legacy of the past continually resurfaces to determine actions in the present and the future. Through eabh membership institutions gain access to a global network of financial history experts who can provide competent advice.

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Publications

Recent publications

eabh bulletin

Members of eabh present their projects

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Banque de Luxembourg

A century-old bank

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Finance & Photography Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2021

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UniCredit’s photographic archives

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 3

eabh bulletin 2019/2020

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Locations of the Royal Mint

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 2

eabh bulletin 2017

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A Domesday Book for Barclays Bank

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Social Aims of Finance

Rediscovering credit in financial archives

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The Crédit Agricole archives

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Research

eabh encourages open debate about banking and financial  history and the archives.

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Events

Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

2021

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

This workshop aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector.

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Conference

Finance & Migration

conference

2022

Athens, Greece

This conference will look at the relationship between the financial sector and migration – taking a comparative historical view.

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Archival Workshop

Digital rebirth of historical datasets

30 Jun 2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank.

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Conference

Currency Unions in History

1 Jul 2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank. 

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Conference

History of Insurance

in Global Perspective

20 Jul 2022

Basel, Switzerland

This international conference investigates insurance as a crucial element of the globalization of finance and of capitalism in general.

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