Savings and Retail Banking Award 2019

The 2019 Edition of the Savings and Retail Banking Award has been launched ! The Award acknowledges academic work that addresses either the evolution of financial systems or savings in the community in general. WSBI-ESBG particularly encourages research into the history of savings and retail banks, and studies that address the day-to-day development and work of savings... Continue Reading →

CFP: Workshop ‘Financing Welfare Arrangements in Times of Transition. Europe from the 17th to the early 20th century’

European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 6-7 May 2019 Keynote speakers: Jaco Zuijderduijn (Lund University) and Regina Grafe (EUI) Application deadline: 22 February 2019 Historical and contemporary research on diverse regional and national trajectories of welfare arrangements – including welfare states – has increasingly acknowledged the importance of non-state actors in providing welfare. This emerging pluralist vision of... Continue Reading →

CFP: Women, Money and Markets (1600-1900) ‘Petty Finance’

Third Annual Conference on June 13th and 14th 2019  University of Sussex www.womenmoneymarkets.co.uk Keynote speakers: Alannah Tomkin  University of Keele Professor of Social History and PI of the Small Bills project. D’Maris Coffman  University College London Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment Deadline for submissions: March 1st 2019  Conference Organisers: Dr Emma Newport (University of Sussex) and Dr Joyce... Continue Reading →

PhD Studentship: Did the Bank of England Provide Lender of Last Resort Facilities to the Private Sector in the First 150 Years of its Existence

University of Manchester PhD opportunity. Full tuition fees plus annual maintenance stipend (£17,777). The supervisors will be Professor Akos Valentinyi and Dr Nuno Palma. Ryland Thomas from the Bank of England will participate in supervision meetings when required.  More info here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPZ336/phd-studentship-did-the-bank-of-england-provide-lender-of-last-resort-facilities-to-the-private-sector-in-the-first-150-years-of-its-existence-lessons-for-crisis-management-today Nuno Palma Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Economics, University of Manchester Research Affiliate,... Continue Reading →

CFP: Special Issue on the South Sea Bubble, Mississippi Bubble, and Financial Revolution

2020 marks the 300th anniversary of the crashing of the South Sea and Mississippi Bubbles, investment schemes – based on slavery, colonialism, and the need to fund standing militaries accompanying them through large-scale public borrowing – that caused a general international liquidity crisis, deflation, and depression.  This special issue of Eighteenth-Century Studies seeks submissions exploring not only the... Continue Reading →

CFP: Deadline 31st of January – the Business History of Creativity

European Business History Asocciation Annual Congress, Rotterdam (NL), 29-31 August, 2019. Ever since the 1990s, the creative industries have been a topic of both praise and contention. The 2019 EBHA conference, themed around The Business History of Creativity intends to address creativity in business and the growth and development of the creative industries. Keynote speakers are: Joel... Continue Reading →

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