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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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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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The Delors Committee and its records

Matthias Weber

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Finance & Photography Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2021

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Central Bank of Ireland's collection

Sinéad McDonnell

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 3

eabh bulletin 2019/2020

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Athens to New York

Carmen Hofmann

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Social Aims of Finance

Rediscovering credit in financial archives

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Connections between charity and banking

Anna Cantaluppi

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Research

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

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Events

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Easy Monetary Policy

Cure or Curse?

22 Jun 2021

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Harold James (Princeton University) and Eric Barthalon (Head of Research Allianz SE) will take a long term perspective on easy monetary policies and their implications.

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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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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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