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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


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

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

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

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Video & Audio

Currency & War

Kevin Clancy & Carmen Hofmann

Are all wars fought for money?

The Louisiana Purchase

Larry Neal & Carmen Hofmann

A story of empires & war and risk & reward in uncertain times.


Carmen Hofmann & Thomas Mayer

A conversation about inflation in historical perspective, and a revolutionary idea.

Video & Audio

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.

Benefits of membership

Recent publications

Posters in Finance

eabh bulletin 2022/23


The Worldwide Legacy of Haute Banque

From 19th to 21st century


Finance & Photography Vol. 2

eabh bulletin 2022


The photographic collection of the Banco de España Historical Archive


Architecture & Finance Vol. 3

eabh bulletin 2019/2020


Deutsche Bundesbank: Regional office in Hesse


Architecture & Finance Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2016


The main building of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank

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


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Archival Workshop

Digital rebirth of historical datasets

30 Jun 2022

1504 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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Monetary unions in history

1 Jul 2022

1504 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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lunch hour

Inflation & Interest Rates

eabh lunch hour web

6 Jul 2022

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Where is inflation headed? Can we tell by looking at precedents from the past?

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Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

a financial archives workshop

Oct 2022

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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