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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

Sovereign Debt

Carmen Hofmann & Christoph Trebesch

Is there such thing as ‘debt without drama’ or is the worst yet to come? A conversation about sovereign debt in the 21st century.

Helicopter Money

Carmen Hofmann & Donato Masciandaro

Can we find a historical precedent for unprecedented monetary policies in 1630 Venice?

Interest Rates

Carmen Hofmann & Paul Schmelzing

700 years of interest rates. Let’s take a close look at their continuous decline!

 

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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

Architecture & Finance Vol. 2

eabh bulletin 2017

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The Bulgarian National Bank building

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Finance & Photography Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2021

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Marko Stojanović

Jurist, banker and photographer

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2016

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Barings and its buildings

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

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Events

International Macro History Online Seminar Series

22 Sep 2021

Geneva, Switzerland

The  Macro-history Online Seminar Series aims to keep the flow of intellectual debate active and to bring macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

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Archival Workshop

Digital rebirth of historical datasets

30 Jun 2022

1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

In this workshop we will check up key quantitative historical financial data, historical dataset accessibility and IT tools and innovation. 

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Conference

Monetary unions in history

1 Jul 2022

1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

This conference will discuss the phenomenon of currency unions in a global historical context with a special focus on the challenges brought about by trends of isolationism and confrontation.

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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

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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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