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

Archival Workshop

‘Good’ archives

14 Jun 2018 at 11:30am

Torino, Italy

eabh in cooperation with Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo and UPIER (Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations

This one-day workshop is designed for financial institutions’ archivists, researchers and potential users. How can archives prepare their collections of information in a way that puts them to their best use?  How do researchers use archive collections? Are there new ways that they can be used by financial institutions themselves as they face challenges of the present and future? How can the historical records be made accessible to and exploited by a wider audience? How can archives help us to reflect on legacy of the social purposes that inspired the origins of many financial institutions and the role of banks and finance in society?


14 June Moderator: April Miller, World Bank Group Archives

11:30 Welcome coffee

12:00 Welcome

Anna Cantaluppi, Director of Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo
Hugo Bänziger, Banque Lombard Odier, Chairman of eabh

12:10 Keynote Speech
Catherine Schenk, UPIER

12:25 Session 1
Connection between solidarity and banking from the Archives of Compagnia di San Paolo
Anna Cantaluppi, Fondazione 1563
The administration of political decisions on credit: The minute books of the Monte di Pietà of Bologna in the 16th and 17th centuries. A source to confront
Armando Antonelli, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna

Fondazione Banco di Napoli’s evolutionary archives: From description to narration
Concetta Damiani & Claudia Grossi, Fondazione Banco di Napoli

13:10 Lunch

14:00 Session 2
The Bank of Canada archives
Jane Boyko, Bank of Canada

Boers, banks and gold: Financial globalization (1880-1910) and the state of South African financial archives
Mariusz Lukasiewicz, University of Leipzig

Archive material from the informal financial sector: A moneylender’s records in rural India
Howard Jones, University of London

14:45 Session 3
The Bavarian Raiffeisenbanks and the effort of building a network of local archives
Silvia Lolli Gallowsky, Genossenschaftsverband Bayern e.V.

The archives of Credit Agricole
Pascal Pénot, Credit Agricole

The Banco de España historical archives
María de Inclán & Elena Serrano, Banco de España

15.30 Coffee

15:45 Session 4
The historical archives of the European Investment Bank, a non-profit European Union institution
Valerie Mathevon, Historical Archives of the European Union

Building society, building an archive
Sara Kinsey, Nationwide Building Society

A responsible business – the archives of the Halifax Building Society and the Trustee Savings Banks
Karen Sampson, Lloyds Banking Group

16:30 Closing remarks
April Miller, World Bank Group Archives

16:45 End of workshop


14 Jun 2018 at 11:30am to 4:45pm


Collegio Carlo Alberto
Piazza Arbarello 8

Torino, Italy

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