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

We bring together financial experts for conferences and workshops.
eabh Annual Meeting

2022 eabh Annual Meeting

2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB)

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Archival Workshop

Digital rebirth of historical datasets

30 Jun 2022

1504 Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB)

Central banks and other financial institutions have longstanding histories and rich archives. These contain extensive sets of historical information and hence are an extremely valuable source of knowledge about the evolution of financial institutions’ functions and mandates; as much as the trajectory of financial systems and the economic development of countries and regions.

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

1504 Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB)

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.

Motivation, design and factors explaining the resilience (or the lack thereof) of currency unions will be among the themes to discuss; – against a backdrop of captivating historical, geographic and institutional experiences.

As history continues into modern-day initiatives like the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU, a glimpse into the future of currency unions may also engage the conference agenda.

A platform to distil academic and policy insights, the event should attract scholars as well as central bankers interested in both the theory and historical experience of currency unions.

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Webinar

The transformation of Polish banks after 1989

a financial history lecture

2022

Warsaw, Poland

Polish banking system has undergone a series of transformative phases since 1989 – the year when communism ended. From the establishment of first commercial banks, through the period of turmoil and dynamic changes, up to the modern era of top-notch technological innovations – the history of Polish banks is an intriguing journey. It is also an important historical narrative which offers deeper understanding of Eastern Europe’s financial environment. The webinar has a form of a lecture accompanied by the presentation of archival material, photographs, and historical data.

 

Agenda

  1. The first changes: ‘The Big Bang’: separation of commercial banks from the central bank
  2. Banking in a centrally planned economy vs banking in a capitalist state: a comparative analysis
  3. The 1990s: The banking system and capital markets take shape during turbulent times
  4. The establishment of KIR (Polish clearing house) and the SYBIR system (System of Bank Clearing Houses).
  5. The new role and tasks of the central bank
  6. Tasks and functions of the BGK (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego), the only Polish state development bank
  7. Banking supervision and development of the two-tier banking system
  8. 2000-2010: Further transformation of the banking system
  9. Banking in Poland after 2010: innovation and development of alternative payment systems
  10. Banking in Poland today: Directions of development

Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

2022

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

eabh in cooperation with the European Central Bank

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.

Since May 2018, the GDPR has set common standards of data protection within the European Union and, to a certain extent, beyond. This regulation received critical acclaim by the public and scholars alike, however not without facing wide criticism for the severity of the changes it requires to implement.

What is new for historical archives under the GDPR regime?

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Archival Workshop

Finance & the Weather

a financial archives workshop

2022

Financial institutions often have extensive information about the weather over time and space, given their longevity and net of local branches. Let’s explore them together!

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Other

International Macro History Online Seminar Series

2022

Geneva, Switzerland

The International Macroeconomic History Online Seminar Series, supported by eabh and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world 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

Access, Recovery & Historical Archives

Practical cases and new findings

2022

Valencia, Spain

eabh in cooperation with Banco de España