The Archive invites applications to a second summer school in London in September 2012.
The course is led by leading historians and archivists who explore subjects such as the interpretation of sources, financial records, historical method and Atlantic history. Previous participants have reported that the course gave them a greater understanding of working with archives and developing research networks. The summer school is part of The American Project: Rothschild Trade and Finance in the Long Nineteenth Century and is run in conjunction with King’s College London.
Further details, including how to apply, can be found here.
THE ROTHSCHILD ARCHIVE REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2008-2009
The 2008-2009 Annual Review is now available to download online. The Review contains an Introduction by Eric de Rothschild, and a Review of the Year's work by The Director of the Rothschild Archive, together with articles on aspects of Rothschild history and business by Archive staff, academics and researchers. Download the articles by clicking here.
NEW PUBLICATION: Deportiert aus Nordrach - Das Schicksal der letzten jüdische Patientinnen und Angestellten des Rothschild-Sanatoriums
By Uwe Schellinger, Rolf Oswald, Egbert Hoferer
Between 1939 and 1942, 34 Jewish patients and employees were deported from the Sanatorium für lungenkranke Frauen, an establishment originally founded exclusively for female patients by Adelheid de Rothschild (1853-1935) in 1903. When founding the sanatorium, Adelheid was perpetuating a philanthropic tradition, which many female members of her immediate family had exemplified.
The Historischer Verein für Mittelbaden has published a well-researched book on the patients who were deported from Nordrach.
The ISBN number for this publication is: 978-3-00-030007-3
EABH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 21-22 MAY 2010
Hosted by the National Bank of Belgium, Brussels
The title of this year's conference is Responding to Crises in the Global Financial Environment: Risk Management and Regulation.
Further details about the programme may be found on the website of the EABH.
A call for papers for the workshop for archivists, Risk Management in Archives: Hazards Old and New is available here.
EABH SYMPOSIUM FOR NEW SCHOLARS 17-18 March 2010
Swiss Re conference centre, Zurich
The European Association for Banking and Financial History wishes to initiate a series of symposia for new and younger scholars (within 5 years of PhD) in the fields of monetary and financial history. With the very generous support of Swiss Re, the first of these symposia will be held in Zurich, in March 2010. The organisers particularly welcome papers relating to all aspects of insurance history, but those working in related fields are also encouraged to apply. More information.
THE ROTHSCHILD AUTOCHROMES
From 1 May to 27 September 2009 the exhibition "The Rothschild Autochromes - the colours of another age" is on display at Exbury Gardens. The venue is a particularly fitting one: the photographer who produced the autochrome plates was Lionel de Rothschild, the creator of the gardens at Exbury.
Further details may be found at the Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway website.
Published to mark the centenary of colour photography, The Colours of Another Age features a selection of colour images of family, friends, houses, gardens and European tourist spots in the Edwardian age, many by Lionel de Rothschild; others, by an unknown photographer, feature Waddesdon Manor in its early glory. The text explores these collections in more detail.
The Colours of Another Age (96pp., 56 colour plates) costs £10 (inc. postage). Available direct from The Rothschild Archive
EDMUND de ROTHSCHILD 1916-2009
Edmund de Rothschild sadly passed away on 17th January 2009. The Telegraph obituary describes the life of a 'horticulturalist and reluctant banker' who will be greatly missed.
VITKOVICE PLACED ON UNESCO's EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE LIST
In December 2008, the UNESCO announced the placement of Vitkovice steel works, formerly owned by the Rothschilds, on the European Culture Heritage list.
Ruth Frankova, reporting on the event on the Czech radio channel Czesky Rozhlas, proudly opened her report by stating that: "The north Moravian city of Ostrava, once known as the steel heart of Czechoslovakia, has now become the first Czech site to be included on an EU list of European Culture Heritage, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Wawel castle in Krakow or Cluny Abbey in France." find out more
NEW RESOURCE FOR 18th CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP:
TRADE CARDS AND EPHEMERA FROM WADDESDON MANOR
A fully searchable and illustrated catalogue of Waddesdon Manor's
unique collection of over 700 items of continental commercial printed ephemera dating from circa 1600 to 1800 is now available online here.
For more information on the catalogue see the article by Phillippa Plock,
"Now Showing: the Waddesdon Manor trade cards, online and in the frame" in 'The Ephemerist', No. 141 (Summer 2008) pp. 22-28.
RESEARCH AT THE ROTHSCHILD ARCHIVE
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship 2008-2011
The Centre for Contemporary British History (CCBH) and The Rothschild Archive have been awarded
a Collaborative Doctoral Award to fund a doctoral student for three years beginning in October 2008.
The doctorate will be supervised by Professor Richard Roberts, Director of the CCBH, and will be
based primarily on the collections of The Rothschild Archive.
The CCBH and The Rothschild Archive invite applications from potential doctoral students.
Further information about the scheme will be found here.
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