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


Financial History of Europe

eabh oral history project

28 Jan 2016 at 2:00pm

Florence, Italy

Leading European experts  (British Library, Historical Archives of the European Union, Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l´Europe) will share their knowledge about oral history projects.

Oral History  offers us the unique opportunity to collect and preserve the memories, views and attitudes from a variety of people working in different positions in financial sector. Oral history recordings bring an additional dimension to modern financial archives.

The workshop will focus on the methodology of oral history:



14.00 - 14.05Welcome

Pasquale Ferrara, Secretary General EUI
14.05 - 14.15Opening

Dieter Schlenker, Director of the Historical Archives of the European Union
14.15 - 16.30Oral History: Methodology

Ronald Kroeze, VU University Amsterdam

Rob Perks, Lead curator Oral History at British Library

Susana Munoz, Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE) Luxembourg

Pierre de Longuemar, BNP Paribas
16.30 - 16.45Coffee
16.45 - 18.15Oral History: LAB (practice)

Discussions and practical exercises towards the development of oral history projects.

Interview set up and techniques,
legal and ethics questions.

Moderators: Michele Blagg, King's College London and Rob Perks, British Library
18.30 - 19.30Cocktail reception

Villa Salviati - Il Grotto -


28 Jan 2016 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm


Historical Archives of the European Union
Villa Salviati
Via Bolognese 156
50139 Firenze

Florence, Italy

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