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

We bring together financial experts for conferences and workshops.
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Easy Monetary Policy

Cure or Curse?

Mar 2021

Germany

eabh in cooperation with Allianz Global Investors

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.

Post Great Financial Crisis, major central banks have cut rates to, or below zero and have provided unprecedented amounts of liquidity to the system ever since. After first steps to normalise monetary policy, we have seen a renewed round of monetary easing in 2019.  Further, the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 brought back discussions about helicopter money and direct credit to the banking sector.

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Price Currents, Financial Information and Market Transparency

Web Seminar Programme

2020

Jointly organized by EURHISFIRM and NEHA, this workshop focuses on price currents and other types of public and private price information. What do such publications tell us about the markets they served, the stocks listed, the terms and conditions of trade, and the individual market’s degree of transparency? What do differences across Europe tell us about the character of national markets?

The workshop is intended as a preparation for a full session on these issues at the World Economic History Conference in Paris, 2021.

All meetings will take place via Zoom. Colleagues wishing to attend should send an email to Joost Jonker, joost.jonker@iisg.nl, so as to be given the access codes and password for each meeting. 

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Conference

Banking & the State

23 Feb 2021

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

eabh in cooperation with the Institut fuer Bank und Finanzgeschichte (IBF) and LIF-SAFE (Leibnitz Institute for Financial Research SAFE)

This symposium will take an in depth look at the complex relationship between the financial sector and the State. The approach will be comparative historical, with a particular focus on the role of state development banks and regulatory particularities.

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eabh Annual Meeting

Finance & Migration

conference

10 Jun 2021

Athens, Greece

eabh in cooperation with National Bank of Greece

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

We are interested in scholarly work that looks into the relationship between migratory flows and the financial sector.  How were  mass movements of people  financed during chaotic times? How were migrants integrated into the financial systems of the country of their arrival?  Which is the spectrum of agency between private networks, state responsibility and the banks in between?

 

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Archival Workshop

Photography Collections

of (Financial) Companies. Part II

11 Jun 2021

Athens , Greece

eabh in cooperation with National Bank of Greece

This workshop wants to put the spotlight on the photography collections of not exclusively, but mainly financial companies.

Photography collections of corporations are often broad and extensive but very little explored for marketing, research and digital access. This archival workshop aims to discover the contents, importance and use of corporate photography collections of (financial) organisations: Where are these often-extensive collections? How are they used? Which is their use and marketing value for institutors themselves? Which is their value for research beyond financial history (social, political history, etc.)? How can they be made available to a wider audience of scholars and the public eye?

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Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

2021

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. Without doubt though, it has achieved to re-establish the topic of data protection on the political agenda as well in the public and business sphere. The ever-increasing collection of digital data has required common actions to limit the usage of personal data.

Amongst others, following questions will be addressed at the workshop: What is new for historical archives under the GDPR regime? Has the GDPR drastically changed the handling of personal information in archives? How shall we balance data protection with other significant areas relevant for archives, in particular public access to records (transparency) and freedom of science? Can we identify particular data protection requirements in the financial sector (public institutions as well as private banks)? How shall the GDPR be further developed in the future?

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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